Do I need to take A level maths with A level physics?

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How much would I suffer with A level physics if I don't take A level maths?
Also what job careers would A level physics open up & how much time does it take up for homework/revision?
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(Original post by Edenart02)
How much would I suffer with A level physics if I don't take A level maths?
Also what job careers would A level physics open up & how much time does it take up for homework/revision?
It's not necessary but it's useful.
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pretty sure majority of jobs that require physics will require maths , so i would strongly recommenced u take maths aswell (it's compulsory at our college )
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It's not necessary but it's useful.
Ok, my maths is good but not extremely strong so I might just have to put the extra effort in with the maths in physics.
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pretty sure majority of jobs that require physics will require maths , so i would strongly recommenced u take maths aswell (it's compulsory at our college )
Would you say A level maths is more useful than A level physics?
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(Original post by Edenart02)
Would you say A level maths is more useful than A level physics?
in what way , what u predicted in gcse maths btw
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(Original post by Edenart02)
Ok, my maths is good but not extremely strong so I might just have to put the extra effort in with the maths in physics.
It depends what you want to do.
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which other subjects do you want to take?
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I think A-level maths helps massively with physics. However, if you aren’t that strong at Maths then I wouldn’t recommend taking either since there is maths in every physics module. For example, in physics you will have to do mechanics which is completely maths.
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in what way , what u predicted in gcse maths btw
Would maths open up more career options? And I haven't been told yet but I know with some revision and practice I could achieve a 7/8 (I'm on around a 6 now but have a crap maths teacher so :/// )
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which other subjects do you want to take?
Graphics, psychology ( & maybe biology )
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Yeah p much every door that physics opens, you'll need maths too.
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(Original post by Edenart02)
How much would I suffer with A level physics if I don't take A level maths?
Also what job careers would A level physics open up & how much time does it take up for homework/revision?
It’s possible, but don’t underestimate the practise you’d have to do to keep up.

Also, are you 100% sure that you don’t want to do anything maths based at uni like Computer Science, Physics, Economics, Physics etc? Maths opens up a lot of doors.
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I think A-level maths helps massively with physics. However, if you aren’t that strong at Maths then I wouldn’t recommend taking either since there is maths in every physics module. For example, in physics you will have to do mechanics which is completely maths.
Well my maths is good but it's not very strong and I sometimes don't enjoy maths but it might just be because I have a reallyyyy awful teacher.
However, stuff like algebra and rearranging equations I enjoy.
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It depends what you want to do.
Well I don't really know :/
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(Original post by Edenart02)
Would you say A level maths is more useful than A level physics?
Yes imo
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(Original post by Edenart02)
Well I don't really know :/
Ah I see😂would you do a physics degree?
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It’s possible, but don’t underestimate the practise you’d have to do to keep up.

Also, are you 100% sure that you don’t want to do anything maths based at uni like Computer Science, Physics, Economics, Physics etc? Maths opens up a lot of doors.
Nope😂 It really doesn't interest me but I am interested in the astrophysics part
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Would maths open up more career options? And I haven't been told yet but I know with some revision and practice I could achieve a 7/8 (I'm on around a 6 now but have a crap maths teacher so :/// )
i woud say physics give open paths , but they're really needed together , i think a 6 in maths is absolute minimum for a-level maths but most college recommend a 7 , 6 is fine though
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Ah I see😂would you do a physics degree?
Depends if I end up really enjoying a level physics. Maybe something like astrophysics/space science
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