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    So my problem here is that I'm thinking of going into computer science, however I have to decide A-levels soon and I'm aware that maths is important for Russel group uni courses. So far I'm choosing physics, biology, digital technology and art but part of me is now panicking that it would be a mistake not to take maths instead of physics. I do like maths and I don't think I have a problem with it, however I go to a tutor once a week and I'm in the lower T3 class rather than T4, (T3 meaning I can only get up to an A, not A*) as well as this, it means I'm not being taught as much info as the higher class. I got an A in my mock and I was expecting worse considering the revision I did, so I don't know if this is a good indicator that I should do it or not. as well as this my parents/tutor are advising me not to do it.
    Do I switch from physics to maths? Help pls
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    Hello.
    So my problem here is that I'm thinking of going into computer science, however I have to decide A-levels soon and I'm aware that maths is important for Russel group uni courses. So far I'm choosing physics, biology, digital technology and art but part of me is now panicking that it would be a mistake not to take maths instead of physics. I do like maths and I don't think I have a problem with it, however I go to a tutor once a week and I'm in the lower T3 class rather than T4, (T3 meaning I can only get up to an A, not A*) as well as this, it means I'm not being taught as much info as the higher class. I got an A in my mock and I was expecting worse considering the revision I did, so I don't know if this is a good indicator that I should do it or not. as well as this my parents/tutor are advising me not to do it.
    Do I switch from physics to maths? Help pls
    Look a little ahead and id the courses at the unis you might apply for. Only a few make Maths at A level a requirement and they might be just as happy with a stem subject. Look at the entrance requirements on your top ten and if you meet them with your favoured subjects then go for that.

    Talk to maths and Physics teachers. If you are comfy with Physics and will get A*, then I wouldn't give that up. That said it is too early to tell an you could easily move up from A to A* over the course of your studies.


    In your situation I would say do the subjects that are acceptable for the course, you enjoy and can get the best grades in. You can improve, but if you get a B in Maths and an A* in Physics, then I would always go for the A*, especially if I know its treated equally in Uni entrance criteria. CS would also be an alternative.

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    Thank you! Thats relaxed me a little
 
 
 

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