Do I need to maths to physics a level ?

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Wanna become a physics teacher
Wanna take physics for a level
A level
Physics
Geography
Business\sociology
Do I have to take maths
All my science teacher keep saying I have to
Gonna have a physics tutor during this
And I’m a hard worker
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Physics A-level is designed to be a separate course to maths. There shouldn't be much more than GCSE maths content (at least with the spec I'm doing). So in that regards, maths isn't necassary.

However, it is helpful. And if you want to become a physics teacher, knowing maths to go along with it would make more sense. Physics courses at uni also like it when you take maths because all physics is maths, really.

that being said, if you really don't want to take maths, and you won't enjoy it, i don't see the point doing it. Let someone else say something
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If you are applying to do a Physics degree, most universities will require A Level Mathematics.

I do not know any universities that do not require maths to study physics at degree level.
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(Original post by rachelleemasalaa)
Wanna become a physics teacher
Wanna take physics for a level
A level
Physics
Geography
Business\sociology
Do I have to take maths
All my science teacher keep saying I have to
Gonna have a physics tutor during this
And I’m a hard worker
On AQA
To study Physics at university, most universities will require A-Level Maths. However, you could do a foundation year where a mixture of different A-Levels can be taken excluding Maths and Physics depending on the University and you’ll be able to study Physics.
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(Original post by rachelleemasalaa)
Wanna become a physics teacher
Wanna take physics for a level
A level
Physics
Geography
Business\sociology
Do I have to take maths
All my science teacher keep saying I have to
Gonna have a physics tutor during this
And I’m a hard worker
On AQA
The maths in physics a-level is not enough to be able to do physics at degree level. You do not even touch on calculus in physics alevel for example.
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Most physics courses at uni require the same or higher grade in maths than they do in physics.
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If you want to be a physics teacher, you probably are going to want a physics degree. If you want a physics degree you will need maths. Further Maths is also useful. Alevel physics can probably be managed with GCSE Maths and a bit of extra work with logarithms and mechanics etc.Maths would make it easier but isn’t necessary. Uni level physics is applied maths. It has a lot of overlap with uni level maths, and you will have to learn basically the FM course level of maths in the first year. If you don’t enjoy maths, what is it about physics you like?
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(Original post by AcornFalls)
Physics A-level is designed to be a separate course to maths. There shouldn't be much more than GCSE maths content (at least with the spec I'm doing). So in that regards, maths isn't necassary.

However, it is helpful. And if you want to become a physics teacher, knowing maths to go along with it would make more sense. Physics courses at uni also like it when you take maths because all physics is maths, really.

that being said, if you really don't want to take maths, and you won't enjoy it, i don't see the point doing it. Let someone else say something
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(Original post by rachelleemasalaa)
Wanna become a physics teacher
Wanna take physics for a level
A level
Physics
Geography
Business\sociology
Do I have to take maths
All my science teacher keep saying I have to
Gonna have a physics tutor during this
And I’m a hard worker
On AQA
So I had a non-maths mate in my physics class and he did fine but just struggled at different things than we did. I would say the new AQA alevel physcis is easier if you're stronger at maths. If you want to be a teacher probably best to take maths though. If Physics is right for you then you should like maths. Why on Earth are you considering Business\sociology? Neither will be valuable at all with you others. Business isn't even recognized as a useful alevel. Take maths.
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