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    I really enjoy Geography, both human and physical. I want to pick subjects that link with it (Politics, History or Economics for the human side), and I was wondering if Physics would be a good subject for the physical side? Physics is my favourite science without a doubt and I really enjoy learning about it. I wouldn't do Maths but I feel that with enough practice in my free periods this shouldn't be a problem.
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    If you're talking about A-level, then pretty much no. the only place it might meet is with waves but that's it.
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    (Original post by kieran1610)
    I really enjoy Geography, both human and physical. I want to pick subjects that link with it (Politics, History or Economics for the human side), and I was wondering if Physics would be a good subject for the physical side? Physics is my favourite science without a doubt and I really enjoy learning about it. I wouldn't do Maths but I feel that with enough practice in my free periods this shouldn't be a problem.
    If you really enjoy Geography you should go for it, with the subjects you've chosen already geography links fantastic as long as you are willing to put up with the writing side as most of your subjects are essay based.
    Also you need to look at this from a future perspective if you want to do Physics at University you'll need at least two sciences and maths also maths is essential within physics and as i have chosen Maths, Physics and Chemistry i am able to tell you if your mathematics isn't the best you will struggle with physics especially as mechanics in maths overlaps with physics and is a huge help however you are not taking maths.
    I believe Geography within the subjects you've already chosen will appeal also to universities 3 essay based subjects presents yourself as confident at writing and will actually help you to write a more intellectual personal statement.

    This is my opinion and what i think i hope its helpful but if you honestly want to take physics its still a very appealing and solid subject (but confusing ) and wont really overlap with geography.
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    (Original post by Einstein7)
    If you really enjoy Geography you should go for it, with the subjects you've chosen already geography links fantastic as long as you are willing to put up with the writing side as most of your subjects are essay based.
    Also you need to look at this from a future perspective if you want to do Physics at University you'll need at least two sciences and maths also maths is essential within physics and as i have chosen Maths, Physics and Chemistry i am able to tell you if your mathematics isn't the best you will struggle with physics especially as mechanics in maths overlaps with physics and is a huge help however you are not taking maths.
    I believe Geography within the subjects you've already chosen will appeal also to universities 3 essay based subjects presents yourself as confident at writing and will actually help you to write a more intellectual personal statement.

    This is my opinion and what i think i hope its helpful but if you honestly want to take physics its still a very appealing and solid subject (but confusing ) and wont really overlap with geography.
    Thanks for the advice. I don't think I want to do Physics at uni anyway. Even though essays are my stronger side I don't think I really want to do 3 full essay subjects, history and geography would probably be enough
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    (Original post by Judemayes77)
    If you're talking about A-level, then pretty much no. the only place it might meet is with waves but that's it.
    Any alternatives?
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    Not that I know of really. Physical geography kind of stands there alone. On the human side though, economics and subjects like that are good!
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    (Original post by Judemayes77)
    Not that I know of really. Physical geography kind of stands there alone. On the human side though, economics and subjects like that are good!
    I feel I'd prefer Physics over Economics, and I'm not sure if I want 3 essay subjects
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    (Original post by kieran1610)
    I feel I'd prefer Physics over Economics, and I'm not sure if I want 3 essay subjects
    Fair enough, just make sure you go for what you enjoy!
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    I took physics for AS and it is really difficult. I would highly recommend maths if you take physics but neither are needed for geography. Unless you are completely confident in your physics and maths ability then I would avoid these subjects. Even people I know who have straight A*’s at GCSE struggled with physics so as others have said, unless you are passionate about it, do another subject.
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    (Original post by Natasha_Faye)
    I took physics for AS and it is really difficult. I would highly recommend maths if you take physics but neither are needed for geography. Unless you are completely confident in your physics and maths ability then I would avoid these subjects. Even people I know who have straight A*’s at GCSE struggled with physics so as others have said, unless you are passionate about it, do another subject.
    I prefer physics over maths but now I'm unsure of what to do. I don't really like the other subject choices.
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    A-level physics is very different from GCSE in terms of there is a lot more maths in A-level physics. I don’t know anyone who has taken physics without maths as well as it would be so difficult. You do have free’s which you could do extra studying in but the work load is so much in A-levels that you will want to use that time for homework. Obviously the choice is yours but you may end up spending so much time on physics that you do worse in your other subjects.
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