Do you need a level maths to succeed in A level physics? Watch
I will recommend you take maths as it will be beneficial, Physics has more mathematical calculations; especially in mechanics and it is very similar to what you would do in maths. Math is a very broad subject and allows you for many different paths after a level.
That being said, it is not 100% needed to succeed, quite a large portion of my class do not take maths and are fine.
I'd ask what courses/ career do you plan on taking?
Also maths will literally help you with 40% of physics which is mechanics that's already good enough deal for me.
Chemistry was useless for physics expect one chapter which is thermal physics so 1 chapter vs 40% + deep understanding where equations are coming from, I mean the choice is obvious.
But basically with maths you would have spend twice as much time practising manipulating equations and doing mechanics problems which will boost your grade.
Also this year A-Level physics was 3 WEEKS earlier than my other exams so i don't know if I would have enough practice without the maths, and mechanics questions felt super easy and required small amount of time which is a big bonus.
A level maths isn’t essential for A level physics but if you want to do anything physics related at university you would need it. Similarly with economics, although some economics-based courses exist where maths isn’t a requirement most have heavy maths content that is hard without an A level maths foundation.