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    ^ As the title says. Also, I am taking Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths.
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    If you do a foundation year, then yes. Otherwise, it's extremely unlikely - a small number may accept students without both Maths and Physics (such as Portsmouth for the BSc).

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    also technically at Cambridge you can take Part IA Physics without A-level Physics, if you take 3+ Mechanics options, but it'd be unusual and with the new specs possibly not relevant any more anyway
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    Normally no however i have seen some universities say that they will consider applicants without physics (but with maths obviously) on a case by case basis, so just look around. If you find one i feel like you would be likely to be one of the few that get considered due to having further maths.
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    (Original post by Capitata)
    ^ As the title says. Also, I am taking Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths.
    You'll most likely have to do a foundation year. Can't you drop either Biology or Chemistry for Physics?
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    (Original post by Capitata)
    ^ As the title says. Also, I am taking Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths.
    Possibly some unis would accept you (Portsmouth was mentioned earlier) but you're massively restricting your options, and you're probably not going to be able to get into any very highly regarded unis. Why aren't you taking physics? If it's at all possible you should change, even if it involved doing an extra year at sixth form.

    Otherwise a foundation year is an option.
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    (Original post by Capitata)
    ^ As the title says. Also, I am taking Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths.
    I would urge you to consider switching biology or chemistry with physics, if possible.
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    I would urge you to consider switching biology or chemistry with physics, if possible.
    Yeah, makes it a lot easier. Then again, if this is OP's last year of A-Levels then I doubt you'll be able to change anything.
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    you would defiantly be at a disadvantage, but its not impossible
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    (Original post by Black Water)
    Yeah, makes it a lot easier. Then again, if this is OP's last year of A-Levels then I doubt you'll be able to change anything.
    skimmed over their posts and it looks like they're in year 12, so they may still have time, though timetabling might not permit them to switch. They might want to consider self-teaching A-level physics in this case, if they really are motivated to read physics.
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    (Original post by _gcx)
    skimmed over their posts and it looks like they're in year 12, so they may still have time, though timetabling might not permit them to switch. They might want to consider self-teaching A-level physics in this case, if they really are motivated to read physics.
    Yeah. Schools should allow them to change subjects at this time I think but in a bit they won't anymore. OP should but they will have too many subjects and the costs of exams and practicals will have to be taken into account.
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    Thanks for the replies.
    I think I will have to keep physics as an interest then. At least I won't have to do much of the boring concepts...
 
 
 
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