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    Physics a level is probably the a level I want the most out of what I've chosen (physics, french and drama and theatre studies). However, I doubt I've done too well on the gcse papers for both physics and maths because I was meant to get rest breaks in exams for certain reasons however the school messed it up and therefore I have NOT done as well as I could have done. Especially in maths paper 1 (non calc). One thing I could argue with if they don't let me have physics straight away is that physics a level is all calculator and my calculator papers went a lot better than the non calculator paper and so I'll be fine a level. Another thing I could say is that I wouldn't be able to do as well as I would physics a level in another subject, if that makes sense or of course, I could bring up the excuse of the school messing up with my rest breaks and therefore jeprodisring my exam results.

    Is there anything else I could use- not as an excuse, but to just persuade them to let me do something that I know I'll work my absolute arse off for next year? I guarantee all of my teachers know how much I want this and I'm not prepared to just let it go and choose something else. Please don't leave comments talking about how hard it is, I know it is, but I'm prepared. Thank you.
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    Physics a level is probably the a level I want the most out of what I've chosen (physics, french and drama and theatre studies). However, I doubt I've done too well on the gcse papers for both physics and maths because I was meant to get rest breaks in exams for certain reasons however the school messed it up and therefore I have NOT done as well as I could have done. Especially in maths paper 1 (non calc). One thing I could argue with if they don't let me have physics straight away is that physics a level is all calculator and my calculator papers went a lot better than the non calculator paper and so I'll be fine a level. Another thing I could say is that I wouldn't be able to do as well as I would physics a level in another subject, if that makes sense or of course, I could bring up the excuse of the school messing up with my rest breaks and therefore jeprodisring my exam results.

    Is there anything else I could use- not as an excuse, but to just persuade them to let me do something that I know I'll work my absolute arse off for next year? I guarantee all of my teachers know how much I want this and I'm not prepared to just let it go and choose something else. Please don't leave comments talking about how hard it is, I know it is, but I'm prepared. Thank you.
    You can try but Physics is a lot harder at A level.
    Wait to see what your results are and dont protest too much or you will undermine your case.

    Work out why you want to do physics and not other stem subjects?
    Work out what career or degree you want. Seems an odd mix.
 
 
 
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