Currently studying three A-levels: Maths, Biology and Chemistry; at first I was quite happy with the subject choices that I have made but recently when doing research and looking for careers in the future I found that my real interests lie in Physics. Since we are half-way into the second term (halfway through the first year at a-level) I wanted to know whether it would be a good idea, would it be manageable and above all possible to change subject this late into the year and be able to do well on the end of year exams (since those grades go into your UCAS to universities). Side note: if I was going to swap I would consider swapping for biology.
Any advice would be appreciated.
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- Thread Starter
- 18-02-2018 19:54
- 18-02-2018 20:22
Ask your head of year asap and hopefully they'll say yes, you'd have a decent amount of catching up to do though! Maths will help you a lot with physics so wouldn't be too bad getting your head around calculations. There isn't an insane amount of content to physics as opposed to biology so catching up might not take too long, it's just the understanding part. I'd say it's worth a shot, especially as your exams aren't until the end of next year. And if you really want to do physics, don't let 'being too late into the year' hold you back! )
- 18-02-2018 20:27
Your EOY 12 exams don't go in your UCAS so yeah it's worth it if you're sure you wanna do it, although make sure you do a lot of research as I do physics and it makes me wanna kill myself on a regular basis