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I’ve started Year 12 and I am doing History, Geography, Law & Physics. I have decided to focus on 3 subjects, my school has also withdrawn us from doing AS exams so doing 4 is pointless.

I’m deciding between whether to drop Law or Physics. I’m currently enjoying and doing well in both subjects, but one will have to go.

Physics alone won’t open much doors as I’m not doing Maths, I won’t be able to do Physics, Engineering or Geophysics. It does, however, allow me to do Geology. I haven’t looked much into it however I know it basically combines what I like about Geography with what I like about Physics. Since I’m doing 3, I’ll have time to work on my maths skills, my maths and physics department has kindly said that they are willing to help me with any working (including mechanics). One other possible career path I’m interested in is being a pilot, so Physics may help me during my ATPL exam. Also, Physics is seen as a stronger subject

Law, on the other hand, goes more with my other subjects, but it will limit me to Law or other humanity/social science degrees at university, closing the path of Geology. As it’s another essay based subject I may be more confident in it. I’m finding Law interesting and if I did something besides Law at university then I would kind of be annoyed that I have missed out on legal education. However I don’t even need it for Law at university.
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(Original post by Fonzworth)
I’ve started Year 12 and I am doing History, Geography, Law & Physics. I have decided to focus on 3 subjects, my school has also withdrawn us from doing AS exams so doing 4 is pointless.

I’m deciding between whether to drop Law or Physics. I’m currently enjoying and doing well in both subjects, but one will have to go.

Physics alone won’t open much doors as I’m not doing Maths, I won’t be able to do Physics, Engineering or Geophysics. It does, however, allow me to do Geology. I haven’t looked much into it however I know it basically combines what I like about Geography with what I like about Physics. Since I’m doing 3, I’ll have time to work on my maths skills, my maths and physics department has kindly said that they are willing to help me with any working (including mechanics). One other possible career path I’m interested in is being a pilot, so Physics may help me during my ATPL exam. Also, Physics is seen as a stronger subject

Law, on the other hand, goes more with my other subjects, but it will limit me to Law or other humanity/social science degrees at university, closing the path of Geology. As it’s another essay based subject I may be more confident in it. I’m finding Law interesting and if I did something besides Law at university then I would kind of be annoyed that I have missed out on legal education. However I don’t even need it for Law at university.
You've said it all already really, I can't think of that much to add. Out of the two, physics will ultimately be more useful but limited without maths. It also means you have a more varied set, as history, geography and law wouldn't offer as wide a skill set and would restrict you entirely from going into a scientific field.

If I'm honest, I don't think either is a particularly good option. Physics without maths will not only be very difficult (the only people I've known who did this dropped out, even with help) but will also be of little use to you.

Maths could be a preferable subject to take instead - it would open up a lot more options at uni which you may not have known you were interested in and doesn't rely on another subject like physics does.

Alternatively, chemistry and biology are sciences less dependent on maths, and also lead into many respectable degrees.
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You've said it all already really, I can't think of that much to add. Out of the two, physics will ultimately be more useful but limited without maths. It also means you have a more varied set, as history, geography and law wouldn't offer as wide a skill set and would restrict you entirely from going into a scientific field.

If I'm honest, I don't think either is a particularly good option. Physics without maths will not only be very difficult (the only people I've known who did this dropped out, even with help) but will also be of little use to you.

Maths could be a preferable subject to take instead - it would open up a lot more options at uni which you may not have known you were interested in and doesn't rely on another subject like physics does.

Alternatively, chemistry and biology are sciences less dependent on maths, and also lead into many respectable degrees.
I would do Maths, however I don’t feel like I’m confident enough. I’m confident with the maths in Physics but there large mathematic specification in Maths makes me shiver
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