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    I'm gonna try to keep this short but in essence i'm incredibly stressed (as i'm sure many others are) about a levels and universities. My 4 a levels are Physics, maths, ICT and Lit, and i like all of my subjects (except for the work load of course -_-) however i feel as though i really struggle with physics.

    Granted, it's still early on in the academic year but i dont feel any improvement. My previous physics test grades have been D E B D and i have a test on solid materials on Friday. Personally, though grades matter i care less about them as i do understanding and applying theory, as this leaves room for improvement, but i find this really hard, i dont know what the question asks for half of the time.

    Other students in my class say that they know the answer but cant find the right wording for the examiner which isnt my problem because i find this stuff really hard to apply. My teacher told me that it would 'click' and id start to get it but i don't see any of that because i dont know how to think 'like a scientist' i guess and that really stresses me out. What do i do if i want to study astrophysics in uni?

    Any advice?

    Thanks in advance

    EDIT: Just to add im pretty insecure about the thought that i cant think creatively, outside the box, for myself etc... any advice on this would be great as well
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    (Original post by JMroueh)
    Hiya

    I'm gonna try to keep this short but in essence i'm incredibly stressed (as i'm sure many others are) about a levels and universities. My 4 a levels are Physics, maths, ICT and Lit, and i like all of my subjects (except for the work load of course -_-) however i feel as though i really struggle with physics.

    Granted, it's still early on in the academic year but i dont feel any improvement. My previous physics test grades have been D E B D and i have a test on solid materials on Friday. Personally, though grades matter i care less about them as i do understanding and applying theory, as this leaves room for improvement, but i find this really hard, i dont know what the question asks for half of the time.

    Other students in my class say that they know the answer but cant find the right wording for the examiner which isnt my problem because i find this stuff really hard to apply. My teacher told me that it would 'click' and id start to get it but i don't see any of that because i dont know how to think 'like a scientist' i guess and that really stresses me out. What do i do if i want to study astrophysics in uni?

    Any advice?

    Thanks in advance

    EDIT: Just to add im pretty insecure about the thought that i cant think creatively, outside the box, for myself etc... any advice on this would be great as well
    If you want to improve, then rather than wait for it to happen by
    magic you are going to have to put some extra work in.

    Get the test. identify where you went wring and why the answer is what it is.

    This may mean you need to return to studying either with a revision book, youtube videos or something like snap revise. They also do revision workbooks, which will give you practice and explain the answers.

    The other way is to start looking at markschemes from the exam board website. Just keep on working through and retrying tests until you improve. Wait till the end of term a least and then decide if you are making any headway and review your options. Dropping physics may be a choice, but you will also need to consider the implications.

    I an bit certain (check) but if you look at entrance requirements then physics is going to be at least preferred in your degree choice I would think. they may also require two sciences and ICT may not cut it. Check the 5 or 10 unis you are interested in.
 
 
 
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