Dear fellow TSRers,
I would like take either Chemistry or Physics at A level and I simply have no idea which one to pick.
I would say I am relatively good at maths ( I would be the middle scorer in the top set) and I love everything to do with Physics (other than lenses, circuits and units (i.e joules per coulomb, what ever that means)) yet I fear it to be quite difficult a subject. I have also been led to believe that Physics looks better than Chemistry on one's UCAS form.
At GCSE I am better in Chemistry than I am in Physics (though, still predicted A* in all three sciences) though I don't really enjoy it.
What I'm trying to ask is, what is Physics like at A level? ( how different than GCSE? (same for Chemistry))
The other subjects I am taking include Maths, Economics and Politics and the exam board for Chem + Phys is OCR A.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and I await your response.
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- Thread Starter
- 28-01-2017 22:02
- 28-01-2017 22:27
The most maths in physics is really just logs, graphs and algebra! so you will be fine with that aspect. ( however i didnt take A-level maths and i did struggle at first with the maths but after teaching myself the basics, which was extra work it was alright ). A-level physics really just builds upon your prior knowledge and then expands upon it. In physics there is still a lot of electricity like capacitors, potential dividers and resistivity but there's a lot more topics such a particle physics, circular motion etc etc... so dont let one topic put you off.
I also do chemistry and i enjoy it, it is harder than or as hard as physic. Although its a lot different (from what i remember) than chemistry at gcse as you learn the mechanism behind reactions and why chemicals/elements react the way they do. However if you have to chose between the two, chose the subject you like more because you'll study more for it and get better results.
- Thread Starter
- 29-01-2017 10:59
thanks a lot smart guy, anything else i need to know?