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I got a 9-8 in the Combined Science and enjoy Physics but everyone is telling me GCSE is piss easy in comparison to A-Level Physics, and I agree, but is it really that hard?
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If someone with 9-8s can't do A Level Physics, then tell me who else can? Someone with a 3?

Let's stop with the grade flexing yall. You'll be fine. Work hard and efficiently. It's not impossible.
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If someone with 9-8s can't do A Level Physics, then tell me who else can? Someone with a 3?

Let's stop with the grade flexing yall. You'll be fine. Work hard and efficiently. It's not impossible.
Yeah but I already briefly started the A-Level course with private tutors since July and it's so much harder. Just afraid it'll be this way the whole way through.
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Yeah but I already briefly started the A-Level course with private tutors and it's so much harder. Just afraid it'll be this way the whole way through.
Of course it's going to be harder? Just like GCSEs were harder than anything you did in Year 7. Just keep up with the work and ask for help if you're stuck; you already have private tutors so money, resources and help is seemingly no issue for you. Don't overthink it too much
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I got a 9-8 in the Combined Science and enjoy Physics but everyone is telling me GCSE is piss easy in comparison to A-Level Physics, and I agree, but is it really that hard?
I got A* in physics IGCSE and your gcse grade really doesn't have anything to do with how you can do in physics A-level if I'm being brutally honest- it has to do with how much you love it and are willing to work for it. Pretty much anyone can get an A* in physics if they put the work and effort in not much skill is needed but that is most definitely not the case in A-level physics (this goes to say for pretty much all a levels not just physics).

I started a-levels doing physics and then quit like in April because it was too much for me (our physics class started with 15 and now has 5), all the people who left in the class are people who really really enjoy physics and are amazing at it and need to do the alevel for their course in uni.

I really hope this doesn't discourage you if you truly enjoy physics and feel you are good at it, I feel that the main reason which I stopped is because it just didnt click with me and I had to do triple the amount of studying compared to everyone in my class to get below average grades and it was making me fall out of love with physics; that being said I also had two pretty bad teachers in physics who made the work so dull so having good teachers really helps too feel free to ask me any questions if you want me to evaluate on something I said or if you have other worries
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I got A* in physics IGCSE and your gcse grade really doesn't have anything to do with how you can do in physics A-level if I'm being brutally honest- it has to do with how much you love it and are willing to work for it. Pretty much anyone can get an A* in physics if they put the work and effort in not much skill is needed but that is most definitely not the case in A-level physics (this goes to say for pretty much all a levels not just physics).

I started a-levels doing physics and then quit like in April because it was too much for me (our physics class started with 15 and now has 5), all the people who left in the class are people who really really enjoy physics and are amazing at it and need to do the alevel for their course in uni.

I really hope this doesn't discourage you if you truly enjoy physics and feel you are good at it, I feel that the main reason which I stopped is because it just didnt click with me and I had to do triple the amount of studying compared to everyone in my class to get below average grades and it was making me fall out of love with physics; that being said I also had two pretty bad teachers in physics who made the work so dull so having good teachers really helps too feel free to ask me any questions if you want me to evaluate on something I said or if you have other worries
Thanks this is what I was looking for. Just don't want to pick up a subject then find out it was a mistake several months in.
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it's hard, but it's fun so you'll be fine👍
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I got a 9-8 in the Combined Science and enjoy Physics but everyone is telling me GCSE is piss easy in comparison to A-Level Physics, and I agree, but is it really that hard?
Any A-Level subject is hard and there is a gap between GCSEs and A-Levels but if you work hard by focusing in lessons and revising for exams you'll be fine.
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physics is actually easy at a level. same with maths subjects. biology is surprisingly hard
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Any A-Level subject is hard and there is a gap between GCSEs and A-Levels but if you work hard by focusing in lessons and revising for exams you'll be fine.
The jump in Physics GCSE to Physics A-Level is far bigger than any other subjects though.
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The jump in Physics GCSE to Physics A-Level is far bigger than any other subjects though.
I don't study A-Level Physics but there is a big jump in all subjects not just Physics.
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Went from a low A at GCSE to a high A at AS, just work hard. It’s quite different to GCSE
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i really didnt feel a jump from physics gcse to a level, but i did for biology. trust me, biology is harder, all my friends think so too.
got quite a high A* in physics and mid A in biology when i put more effort into biology
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The new gcse is a bit harder than the old one but think general consensus is that it doesn't prepare you great for a-level. What did you get in maths gcse? Physics is very mathematical so if you wanted to do anything with physics after a-level you'd need maths too. If you wanted physics as one on the side then you'd still need to be fairly competent at gcse maths to be able to handle the algebra involved.
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Thing is though, I got a 9-8 in the combined science and didn't do the separate sciences so the skill gap is probably huge.
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Physics is know to be one of the hardest a levels.Doing maths with A-Level physics helps a lot, especially the mechanics bit. You just need to revise a lot and keep the stuff fresh in your mind. Physics is more about exam practice, ask your teacher to give you lots of exam questions for every chapter. Also, knowing the 12 practicals helps, some questions are related to practicals you did. I got A at gcse physics, i still find some chapter from the physics book hard, especially electricity one.

If you want to do physics, you need to be good at maths or do maths at a level because they link so much is unreal. Some parts of the chapters are exactly the same. Maybe have a look at the course and try learn the first chapter. At first you will be like WT* is this, but after you revise it starts to make sense. Because you got 9-8 i guess you are a smart student, so you know you need to revise a lot.

A big difference between a level and gcse is that at gcse you can revise 1-2 days before and still manage to pass. At a level if you revise even 1 week before trying to learn everything(which i think its impossible as there are 400 pages) you are likely to get less than an C. I dont want to put you off, this is how i feel about physics. You are a smart student so i think if you work hard and you think this course is going to help you to complete the course you want at uni you should do it.

dm me if you want to ask me something, i can send you some good revision sites so you can see how its like.
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Tbh the jump is large, but quite honestly GCSE physics is piss easy, so it’s not that hard. First year really tells you whether you can do it or not because it is actually easy if you put work in, and although second year is harder, it’s not unbearable
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