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(I got 9s in bio,chem and physics
I got 8 in maths for context and I hope to do medicine at uni)

For AS level I'm going to do bio ,chem, maths & physics.
For A level I definitely want to do bio & chem.
For the 3rd option, I think it might be better for me to do physics bc:
- I enjoyed physics more than maths at GCSE (yh ik A level is different)
- physics is a less popular subject than maths, and physics generally has lower grade boundaries
- With physics, the exams would be way more spaced out than with maths (I looked at the 2019 timetable, the first two physics exams are before half term so I could focus more on bio & chem)
- I looked at the spec and physics is more interesting ( astrophysics!!) whereas I can't find maths interesting smh


my question is: will AS maths knowledge be enough for A Level physics? and which A level Physics topics contain the same content as A Level maths?

Thanks.
btw physics would be AQA and maths would be edexcel
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AS maths is enough to know what you need to for physics - I do physics without having done any maths alevel and maths I got a 7 which was my worst gsce - I find it harder than the students who do further maths but am at the same level in physics as the normal maths students just had to work slightly harder - it’s totally fine just in Y2 you might have to put in slightly more work on the mathsy parts than people who still do maths but u can buy maths for physics workbooks and stuff to practise - depends what grade you want to achieve - probably could get an A but in my experience all the A* students are like the ones who r brill at maths I only want a B so I’m not so bothered by that - tho I did know a girl who didn’t even study maths alevel and got an A* but she went to Cambridge to study medicine so she wasn’t an average human - if you want to do it go for it though it’s a really interesting subject and I think you would be absolutely fine - good luck
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(Original post by emilybond:))
AS maths is enough to know what you need to for physics - I do physics without having done any maths alevel and maths I got a 7 which was my worst gsce - I find it harder than the students who do further maths but am at the same level in physics as the normal maths students just had to work slightly harder - it’s totally fine just in Y2 you might have to put in slightly more work on the mathsy parts than people who still do maths but u can buy maths for physics workbooks and stuff to practise - depends what grade you want to achieve - probably could get an A but in my experience all the A* students are like the ones who r brill at maths I only want a B so I’m not so bothered by that - tho I did know a girl who didn’t even study maths alevel and got an A* but she went to Cambridge to study medicine so she wasn’t an average human - if you want to do it go for it though it’s a really interesting subject and I think you would be absolutely fine - good luck
tysm! I would be happy with an A in physics so I'll just prepare myself to do a lot of work in physics this year.
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