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    I have taken A-Levels in geography, business and Physics and want to do a physics degree after a-levels, before i possibly go into Policing but because i haven't taken maths a-level, i wouldn't be able to do a degree in physics, is it worth me taking a-level maths 2 weeks late, so that i can do a physics degree, or should i seek another degree instead.
    I basically wanted to know how hard the A-level maths is, i got a 7 in GCSE and found it alright, didn't love it and didn't hate it.
    I also wanted to know if 4 a-levels is a lot.
    Thanks in advance
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    2 weeks isn't that late do it if you want don't leave it longer though
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    (Original post by Sam Keaney)
    I have taken A-Levels in geography, business and Physics and want to do a physics degree after a-levels, before i possibly go into Policing but because i haven't taken maths a-level, i wouldn't be able to do a degree in physics, is it worth me taking a-level maths 2 weeks late, so that i can do a physics degree, or should i seek another degree instead.
    I basically wanted to know how hard the A-level maths is, i got a 7 in GCSE and found it alright, didn't love it and didn't hate it.
    I also wanted to know if 4 a-levels is a lot.
    Thanks in advance
    I'm doing the same subjects as you besides from Business. I'm considering Maths and got the same as you, again I don't love it or hate it either but sometimes I can find it a bit frustrating. I think the latest you should change a subject is mid-October, the current content is just high-level GCSE stuff like surds etc.
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    It's perfectly fine - two weeks isn't that much to catch up on, and usually the course is a little slower paced at the start anyway.

    You could alternately do a physics with foundation year course, which would cover the relevant maths before you started on the degree proper. However this would extend your time at university (and hence years of student loans) by a year. They also often aren't "connected" to the MPhys/MSci versions of the courses, and changing into those afterwards can cause issues with SFE.

    If you're considering physics, you should take Maths, and it's not too late to do so. Maths would also give you options in applying to CS or Economics if you were interested. Of course, none of those subjects are necessary in themselves to join the police, or even particularly useful (unless you want to be the guy everyone asks how to open their email, after doing a CS degree xD ).
 
 
 

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