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    Since around December I have been considering this:

    I am planning on applying for university to study maths- hopefully at Durham (my current aspiration)- and am currently studying 4 AS levels (maths, further, physics and chem). However, I have been very stressed about exams- I am not really doing much maths/ fm revision- I'm doing fine in class however I am not spending as much time as I would like revising for my maths subjects.

    Thus, I have been considering dropping physics without the AS: I'm not in a particularly happy place with respect to exams and feel that extra workload with physics could potentially cause a drop in my internal/ external AS results.

    I was wondering if anyone could inform me if they think it is a suitable decision with respect to university admissions- I.e. Would universities look down on the lack of an AS in physics? Could it lead to universities potentially opting for other candidates over myself. I am aware it will help me get extra ucas points but I don't feel that it is worth the risk of the drop in quality of my other subject results.
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    (Original post by psc---maths)
    Since around December I have been considering this:

    I am planning on applying for university to study maths- hopefully at Durham (my current aspiration)- and am currently studying 4 AS levels (maths, further, physics and chem). However, I have been very stressed about exams- I am not really doing much maths/ fm revision- I'm doing fine in class however I am not spending as much time as I would like revising for my maths subjects.

    Thus, I have been considering dropping physics without the AS: I'm not in a particularly happy place with respect to exams and feel that extra workload with physics could potentially cause a drop in my internal/ external AS results.

    I was wondering if anyone could inform me if they think it is a suitable decision with respect to university admissions- I.e. Would universities look down on the lack of an AS in physics? Could it lead to universities potentially opting for other candidates over myself. I am aware it will help me get extra ucas points but I don't feel that it is worth the risk of the drop in quality of my other subject results.
    Maths, further maths and chemistry sounds good to me and will be fine for Durham (along with STEP/TMUA if necessary). How are you doing in chemistry?

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    I'm considering similar but dropping chemistry instead of physics.
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    (Original post by Notnek)
    Maths, further maths and chemistry sounds good to me and will be fine for Durham (along with STEP/TMUA if necessary). How are you doing in chemistry?

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    I'm doing fine in chemistry- I'm scoring around 80-85% in tests (I think with the new chemistry course/ boundaries an A is about 65%). Although if I were to drop physics this could probably be improved a bit. I feel that it is also for my mental health with respect to my thoughts- I am starting to feel burned out and believe that workload/ exams is getting to me. Hence I don't want to risk burning out completely before doing an AS
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    (Original post by psc---maths)
    Since around December I have been considering this:

    I am planning on applying for university to study maths- hopefully at Durham (my current aspiration)- and am currently studying 4 AS levels (maths, further, physics and chem). However, I have been very stressed about exams- I am not really doing much maths/ fm revision- I'm doing fine in class however I am not spending as much time as I would like revising for my maths subjects.

    Thus, I have been considering dropping physics without the AS: I'm not in a particularly happy place with respect to exams and feel that extra workload with physics could potentially cause a drop in my internal/ external AS results.

    I was wondering if anyone could inform me if they think it is a suitable decision with respect to university admissions- I.e. Would universities look down on the lack of an AS in physics? Could it lead to universities potentially opting for other candidates over myself. I am aware it will help me get extra ucas points but I don't feel that it is worth the risk of the drop in quality of my other subject results.
    UCAS tariff points are irrelevant for Durham or similar universities.
    What are your (early) predictions for Maths, FM and Chem at A-level?

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    Maths, further maths and chemistry sounds good to me and will be fine for Durham (along with STEP/TMUA if necessary). How are you doing in chemistry?

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    Unless the university entry requirements say otherwise it's absolutely fine not to offer Physics. e.g. it's not required by Cambridge.

    Durham doesn't require Physics either.
    https://www.dur.ac.uk/courses/info/?...ics#admissions
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    [QUOTE=Doonesbury;76479830]Unless the university entry requirements say otherwise it's absolutely fine not to offer Physics. e.g. it's not required by Cambridge.

    Durham doesn't require Physics either.
    [url="https://www.dur.ac.uk/courses/info/?id=11550

    A*A*A*A- A* in physics. Though I'm working more at a grade B level (predictions were made based on GCSEs).

    (Sorry for continually editing- my posts are going weird on my phone)
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    (Original post by psc---maths)
    I'm predicted A*A*A*A- but that was merely based on GCSEs. (The A* being in physics). However in actual physics tests I am not doing as well as in the other 3 subjects- whilst I started the year off reasonably I have went downhill and am performing at around B standard.
    According to https://www.ucas.com/advisers/offer-rate-calculator/ applicants with predicted A*A*A* in Maths, FM, Chemistry, (no Physics) have a 75% chance of offer at Durham.
 
 
 
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