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    Dear TSRers,
    I'm in my GCSE stage and I need to apply to a college fast. I'm not going to try and sound modest, I need cold hard facts. I'm brilliant at science. I'm predicted three A*s for it and I consistently achieve over 90% in all nine modules. I can learn most things very easily with the exception being P2 which talks about forces, motions, and electricity. P1 and P3 are very easy for me.

    I want to take either chem or physics at A level and I heard A level is Physics is not much of a jump whereas A level Chem is quite the jump.I also heard Physics looks better on one's CV/ personal statement/ UCAS. On the other hand I prefer Chemistry to Physics and at GCSE I find it easier.

    My question is, if there's anyone like me and you or your friends took either at A level, how's it going for you? Would you change the subject if you could? How did you find Chem or Physics at first?

    The college that I want to go to uses the OCR spec for AS Physics and AQA for Chemistry

    Thank you for reading.
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    I have a couple A2 friends who do both Physics And chemistry and they find the courses to be interesting, but physics they said involves a lot of memory with Astrophysics and they find Chemistry hard with back titrations etc
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    Forces motion and electricity is the bulk of a level physics and don't assume an easy GCSE science ride will give you the same for a level. Most of the people I know who got 3 A*s in triple science with high ums don't perform as good at A/AS level.

    Look at what you want to do beyond a level and see what's more useful. If either are fine then pick the one you're better at.
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    (Original post by I_joker007)
    Dear TSRers,
    I'm in my GCSE stage and I need to apply to a college fast. I'm not going to try and sound modest, I need cold hard facts. I'm brilliant at science. I'm predicted three A*s for it and I consistently achieve over 90% in all nine modules. I can learn most things very easily with the exception being P2 which talks about forces, motions, and electricity. P1 and P3 are very easy for me.

    I want to take either chem or physics at A level and I heard A level is Physics is not much of a jump whereas A level Chem is quite the jump.I also heard Physics looks better on one's CV/ personal statement/ UCAS. On the other hand I prefer Chemistry to Physics and at GCSE I find it easier.

    My question is, if there's anyone like me and you or your friends took either at A level, how's it going for you? Would you change the subject if you could? How did you find Chem or Physics at first?

    The college that I want to go to uses the OCR spec for AS Physics and AQA for Chemistry

    Thank you for reading.
    Do both, if at all possible.
    Neither looks any better than the other on UCAS, unless one is a stated requirement for what you want to do at uni.
 
 
 
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