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Hi, i’m already doing maths chemistry and biology for A Level, and i was wondering to do either PE or Physics.
Phsyics i know is hard but is valued much greater than PE is. However, i enjoyed GCSE PE a lot more. What should i do?
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(Original post by olliekinderbarr)
Hi, i’m already doing maths chemistry and biology for A Level, and i was wondering to do either PE or Physics.
Phsyics i know is hard but is valued much greater than PE is. However, i enjoyed GCSE PE a lot more. What should i do?
What do you plan to study? Physics is key for many subjects in Engineering.
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I’m not too sure, medicine is one of my option, i don’t look too much towards engineering but aviation is one option, but a lot of the time that requires GCSE in maths and physics and the money to send through training😂😂
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What do you plan to study? Physics is key for many subjects in Engineering.
Engineering doesn’t really look like an option, but it does open more fields than PE does
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Engineering doesn’t really look like an option, but it does open more fields than PE does
Yes it does.
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What do you plan to study? Physics is key for many subjects in Engineering.
There are very few engineering courses that accept physics without maths - in fact many more just require maths and a science subject, which may be physics, than that accept physics and not maths.

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Hi, i’m already doing maths chemistry and biology for A Level, and i was wondering to do either PE or Physics.
Phsyics i know is hard but is valued much greater than PE is. However, i enjoyed GCSE PE a lot more. What should i do?
It depends on what you want to go on to do. Bear in mind at least historically some universities/courses have discouraged the combination of PE and biology due to overlapping content (this may specifically be an issue for medicine, so if that is your goal I would recommend you carefully investigate the requirements of medical schools you wish to apply to).

I would note though, only one medical school requires 3 STEM subjects at A-level (Cambridge). Generally otherwise any third subject is fine, but sometimes overlapping subjects (such as maths and FM) are only acceptable as part of a combination of 4 subjects.
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(Original post by olliekinderbarr)
Hi, i’m already doing maths chemistry and biology for A Level, and i was wondering to do either PE or Physics.
Phsyics i know is hard but is valued much greater than PE is. However, i enjoyed GCSE PE a lot more. What should i do?
I do the complete opposite subjects 😂 im an essay person and plan to do Law at uni, but from what you're doing, physics goes so well with your subjects. Although, be prepared to know that youre school might ask you to drop one subject in yr13.

I would say choose physics but you really need to put sooo much work in, but it's up to you to decide. Good luck!
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If you are seeking to do engineering then go ahead. And bare in mind that A level is harder so the fact that you enjoyed one at GCSE stage might not be the same case at a level
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It depends on what you want to go on to do. Bear in mind at least historically some universities/courses have discouraged the combination of PE and biology due to overlapping content (this may specifically be an issue for medicine, so if that is your goal I would recommend you carefully investigate the requirements of medical schools you wish to apply to).

I would note though, only one medical school requires 3 STEM subjects at A-level (Cambridge). Generally otherwise any third subject is fine, but sometimes overlapping subjects (such as maths and FM) are only acceptable as part of a combination of 4 subjects.
Thanks for that, and if i did take PE i would probably drop jt at the end of y12 and then get 3 A Levels in Chemistry, Biology and Maths
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If you are seeking to do engineering then go ahead. And bare in mind that A level is harder so the fact that you enjoyed one at GCSE stage might not be the same case at a level
Yes, i had a taster lesson today and it wasn’t as good as GCSE, and the topics i enjoyed at GCSE won’t be covered until y13
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(Original post by Wired_1800)
What do you plan to study? Physics is key for many subjects in Engineering.
Physics is also key to study physics at university

(Original post by olliekinderbarr)
Hi, i’m already doing maths chemistry and biology for A Level, and i was wondering to do either PE or Physics.
Phsyics i know is hard but is valued much greater than PE is. However, i enjoyed GCSE PE a lot more. What should i do?
A-level PE isn't particularly highly regarded, but if you don't enjoy physics enough to want to study it at A-level you shouldn't just pick it because it's highly valued. Your other 3 subjects (maths, chemistry and biology) keep plenty of options open and would definitely be a suitable fit for medicine. Your fourth subject shouldn't matter that much.
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I do the complete opposite subjects 😂 im an essay person and plan to do Law at uni, but from what you're doing, physics goes so well with your subjects. Although, be prepared to know that youre school might ask you to drop one subject in yr13.

I would say choose physics but you really need to put sooo much work in, but it's up to you to decide. Good luck!
Thank you, and good luck to you, and i hate any subject in which i need to write an essay😂😂
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Thanks for that, and if i did take PE i would probably drop jt at the end of y12 and then get 3 A Levels in Chemistry, Biology and Maths
Oh sorry I missed where you said you were taking maths. In that case take whatever you enjoy, an AS level probably won't even form part of an offer
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Base your decision on what your heart says. I hope you choose what you want.
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Hi, i’m already doing maths chemistry and biology for A Level, and i was wondering to do either PE or Physics.
Phsyics i know is hard but is valued much greater than PE is. However, i enjoyed GCSE PE a lot more. What should i do?
Just do 3
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Just do 3
From what it looks like, their school does the "take 4, drop 1" system
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From what it looks like, their school does the "take 4, drop 1" system
Personally not a fan of that as I could have taken four and my school pressured me but I only wanted three so spent way more time in them and would have hated to have to do an as at the end of first year
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To be honest is the take 4 drop 1 system useful. What was the point if taking up the subject if you’re going to drop. Unless you are left with an AS qualification in the subject you drop
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From what it looks like, their school does the "take 4, drop 1" system
Yh, that's better, more points for UCAS, if you do the AS
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Yh, that's better, more points for UCAS, if you do the AS
not all unis use UCAS points to judge applicants
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