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    Hello so i'm thinking about doing maths or computer science for a degree and i heard that physics a level would help my application chances for them vastly however i'm unsure if i'm good enough for physics a level.

    Basically i'm quite average with my sciences
    Except for physics which i'm decent at. Basically my teacher predicts that i will get a 6 or a 7 for gcse physics. But are those grades good enough? ( i have seen many forums saying physics a level is very hard)
    I'm not worried about my mathematical capability as i predict i will get 7 or maybe a 8 if i'm lucky for gcse maths. I want hear honest opinions about this matter. (Even if it's harsh)

    For those curious, i'm thinking about doing for a level
    Maths
    Physics
    Computer science and
    Japanese
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    (Original post by WAAALUIGI)
    Hello so i'm thinking about doing maths or computer science for a degree and i heard that physics a level would help my application chances for them vastly however i'm unsure if i'm good enough for physics a level.

    Basically i'm quite average with my sciences
    Except for physics which i'm decent at. Basically my teacher predicts that i will get a 6 or a 7 for gcse physics. But are those grades good enough? ( i have seen many forums saying physics a level is very hard)
    I'm not worried about my mathematical capability as i predict i will get 7 or maybe a 8 if i'm lucky for gcse maths. I want hear honest opinions about this matter. (Even if it's harsh)

    For those curious, i'm thinking about doing for a level
    Maths
    Physics
    Computer science and
    Japanese
    With new specifications the jump is a lot less severe than the jump for previous cohorts who were on the old gcse specifications, so as long as u have a good understanding of gcse physics as well as a desire to do well in physics u will succeed in physics.

    Maths will help a lot especially the mechanics. Dont be put off by other peoples opinions. Form ur own.
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    If you work hard and you like it then go for it. If you want to do a maths degree then physics may be useful since you're not doing further maths.

    Physics is a lot of application, especially the new A levels (for which I am the second cohort to do it this year). Year 12/AS physics was pretty easy (we did AQA) but you still need to work hard that year to get that A* prediction.

    I would, if I were you, just take a look at a textbook or the syllabus to see if you're interested like you would do when looking at uni courses. I mean, we don't do any astrophysics like people think we do, it's an optional module for year 13 but our school chose medical physics. As long as you can get whatever is equivalent to an A or A* in your new GCSEs, you should do fine. My friend only got an A in physics GCSE but she's doing fine, better than some people who got A*, it's literally down to personal effort. Of course it's challenging, but so are many other A levels. Good luck x
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    you might stuggle with a 6. A 7 would be fine. Practice and revise a lot and see if you can get an 8
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    If you're sure on doing a maths degree, I'd urge you to take further maths, perhaps replacing it with Japanese.
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    (Original post by WAAALUIGI)
    Hello so i'm thinking about doing maths or computer science for a degree and i heard that physics a level would help my application chances for them vastly however i'm unsure if i'm good enough for physics a level.

    Basically i'm quite average with my sciences
    Except for physics which i'm decent at. Basically my teacher predicts that i will get a 6 or a 7 for gcse physics. But are those grades good enough? ( i have seen many forums saying physics a level is very hard)
    I'm not worried about my mathematical capability as i predict i will get 7 or maybe a 8 if i'm lucky for gcse maths. I want hear honest opinions about this matter. (Even if it's harsh)

    For those curious, i'm thinking about doing for a level
    Maths
    Physics
    Computer science and
    Japanese
    It's probably feasible. I'm a year 12 student doing physics, and the first few weeks for me was GCSE recap (standard form, a bit of Hooke's Law, basics on waves). By the time you do the new stuff, you'll be nicely settled in.
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    Not going to lie, the sciences are a very big jump from GCSE. I can't speak for Physics, but it tends to be put similarly to Chemistry and from my experience I definitely wouldn't do it unless you get a 7/8/9 in that science as well as maths (maths not as important for bio).

    Most people in Chemistry who got A grades at GCSE are really falling in grades, as well as lots of A* students. Of course, it all comes down to effort, but it would be really be difficult if you can't secure a 7/8/9 grade at GCSE. My advice would be to really work at Physics, and ideally try and get to a Grade 8 or Grade 9. I know it sounds harsh, but it is such a challenging course that you really need to excel in to succeed! But with hard work and enthusiasm you should be able to get there Best of luck!
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