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    I am currently taking chemistry, biology, physics and maths, but am going to drop physics/maths in January. I was wondering, is it possible to get a good grade in physics without doing maths?
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    Yes, but it's adds nothing other than the grade. Maths expands your course options considerably (for example, Cambridge Nat Sci at the least) and is more useful in general than Physics without Maths. You will also probably need to put in more work to Physics if you're not taking Maths concurrently to ensure you get a minimum level of maths practice each week to keep up with those who get that from the A-level Maths itself, along with the usual work you put into it.
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    Yes, but it's adds nothing other than the grade. Maths expands your course options considerably (for example, Cambridge Nat Sci at the least) and is more useful in general than Physics without Maths. You will also probably need to put in more work to Physics if you're not taking Maths concurrently to ensure you get a minimum level of maths practice each week to keep up with those who get that from the A-level Maths itself, along with the usual work you put into it.
    Thank you for the reply! Yes; although I want to do medicine, so I don't think they'd mind if I don't have maths, although I don't know.
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    There are a lot of math skills involved in Physics especially in the Mechanics section. This same content repeats itself in the M1 and M2 and even M3. This would mean you will have already learned 1/3 of the Maths course and with Physics being a subject demanding a lot of Math skills I would highly recommend continuing doing Math for A-Level.

    As well as this, Math is a subject that people in Admissions want to see when applying for medicine. Hence, studying this may increase your chances to get into the University of your choice.
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    (Original post by Polinaa)
    Thank you for the reply! Yes; although I want to do medicine, so I don't think they'd mind if I don't have maths, although I don't know.
    Well neither is required explicitly, although some medical schools do prefer or require 3 STEM subjects. In either case, Maths is more useful in the long term and equally useful in the short. I'd suggest either considering courses that only require the two science subjects and don't care about a third and take something you can get a good grade in, or take Maths.

    Of course the former case may actually lead to Physics being the option taken anyway. I still wouldn't really suggest it but, if you're confident that you can do much better in Physics than Maths accounting for additional work needed to keep up, then do that to maximise your grades for when you apply.
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    (Original post by Polinaa)
    I am currently taking chemistry, biology, physics and maths, but am going to drop physics/maths in January. I was wondering, is it possible to get a good grade in physics without doing maths?
    I’m doing Physics without Maths, and honestly, it really depends on the person. Their motivation, scientific skills and mathematical skills. You won’t be able to do any courses that required Maths. Some people choose Physics because they like Maths but remember it is a science subject at the end of the day.
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    I’m doing Physics without Maths, and honestly, it really depends on the person. Their motivation, scientific skills and mathematical skills. You won’t be able to do any courses that required Maths. Some people choose Physics because they like Maths but remember it is a science subject at the end of the day.
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    Oh. How are you finding it?
    Not as bad as I expected it to be. My main reason I lose marks though is due to little math mistakes
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    (Original post by Polinaa)
    I am currently taking chemistry, biology, physics and maths, but am going to drop physics/maths in January. I was wondering, is it possible to get a good grade in physics without doing maths?
    It would be more useful to have Maths with Physics but it's possible to do it without Maths. However, you'll still need to practice a good amount of maths to keep up with the work. Generally, for your 3 subjects Biology, Chemistry and Maths will be more useful and more broad than Physics over maths. In addition, you'll have to do the physics practicals the same as the other two Sciences.
 
 
 

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