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    if people could give their opinions it would be a big help
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    I do both. Definitely Physics is harder. If you have between the two maths is the way to go - not only because its easier - but also physics is pretty difficult if you don't do maths
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    (Original post by Suprite)
    I do both. Definitely Physics is harder. If you have between the two maths is the way to go - not only because its easier - but also physics is pretty difficult if you don't do maths
    thanks, i don't know if i will find maths boring though, is there really a lot of maths in chemistry?
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    (Original post by hcbjcdmk)
    thanks, i don't know if i will find maths boring though, is there really a lot of maths in chemistry?
    I did Chemistry at AS and there was a bit but the maths was pretty basic. The new A levels are trying to make the science courses slightly more maths intensive but in all honesty you can easily do chemistry without doing maths. My sister was awful at maths and got an A in it.
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    (Original post by Suprite)
    I did Chemistry at AS and there was a bit but the maths was pretty basic. The new A levels are trying to make the science courses slightly more maths intensive but in all honesty you can easily do chemistry without doing maths. My sister was awful at maths and got an A in it.
    thanks again, are the sciences particularly big steps up from gcse to a level
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    Yeah, they are but you'll get used to it. In my first chemistry/ physics exams I was getting B's and C's but with hard work and plenty of practice it'll be fine.
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    (Original post by Suprite)
    Yeah, they are but you'll get used to it. In my first chemistry/ physics exams I was getting B's and C's but with hard work and plenty of practice it'll be fine.
    i am looking to practice medicine at maybe Edinburgh and I know that you have to take 3 science subjects including maths, I am going to take biology, chemistry and history but I am struggling between the choices of maths and physics
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    (Original post by hcbjcdmk)
    i am looking to practice medicine at maybe Edinburgh and I know that you have to take 3 science subjects including maths, I am going to take biology, chemistry and history but I am struggling between the choices of maths and physics
    Not sure about that. To study medicine the only requirements are chemistry + another science.

    My sister does medicine and did Biology, Chemistry, English Literature and Psychology.
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    (Original post by Suprite)
    Not sure about that. To study medicine the only requirements are chemistry + another science.

    My sister does medicine and did Biology, Chemistry, English Literature and Psychology.
    thanks again you've been a really big help
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    (Original post by hcbjcdmk)
    thanks again you've been a really big help
    no problem
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    physics by a loooooong margin.

    it's harder than further maths let alone maths.
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    (Original post by Suprite)
    Yeah, they are but you'll get used to it. In my first chemistry/ physics exams I was getting B's and C's but with hard work and plenty of practice it'll be fine.
    What did you get for gcse maths and AS maths? What are you predicted for A2?
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    (Original post by hcbjcdmk)
    i am looking to practice medicine at maybe Edinburgh and I know that you have to take 3 science subjects including maths, I am going to take biology, chemistry and history but I am struggling between the choices of maths and physics
    There is only one med school that asks for 3 sciences, and that is Cambridge.

    Taking 3 sciences may help with BMAT score but evidence is limited (and Edinburgh doesn't ask for that anyway).
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    What did you get for gcse maths and AS maths? What are you predicted for A2?
    GCSE: 5A*s 5As 1B ( didn't really care about grades at this point0
    AS : Maths A
    A2 predicted: A*AA ( Maths, physics and economics)
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    (Original post by Suprite)
    GCSE: 5A*s 5As 1B ( didn't really care about grades at this point0
    AS : Maths A
    A2 predicted: A*AA ( Maths, physics and economics)
    Good grades
    Was maths one of your A*s at gcse ?
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    In my opinion, if you have excellent teachers in both subjects, physics is easier. The questions are much more basic and as long as you understand it you won't have a hard time.

    However, from experience, there are much more excellent maths teachers than physics. If you end up with a not so good physics teacher, you'll find it extremely difficult and will be spending a lot of time reading your textbook just to catch up on your useless lessons.

    I'm kind of trying to say the physics content is easier to teach yourself than the maths content. But with maths you generally won't have to resort to that.

    This is just my opinion, I don't know if other students have had similar experiences to me and can't say that you will too.
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    (Original post by MajorFader)
    Good grades
    Was maths one of your A*s at gcse ?
    yeah
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    Physics. I did both for AS. I got an A in Maths and a U in Physics.
 
 
 
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