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    I just like to know how many people have taken Physics and Maths and achieved a A at it at A levels... And how does maths 'Help' Physics... Has anyone carageously taken up Physics without maths and able to get a A...?
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    (Original post by Pray4Me)
    I just like to know how many people have taken Physics and Maths and achieved a A at it at A levels... And how does maths 'Help' Physics... Has anyone carageously taken up Physics without maths and able to get a A...?
    I do both, maths doesnt really help with physics that much at A level, maybe some parts ie mechanics it is useful but not essiential, if you have a good base at GCSE maths then the maths in physics is no problem. But why choose between maths and physics anyway? do both. Afterall if u want to follow physics to higher level then you will need both subjects.
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    If you do take maths make sure you take the mechanics modules rather than stats becuase you'll find them easier and probably more interesting.
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    :tsr: <<<<<WTF is this?!?!

    anyway................

    I say you should take both but getting an A in one without the other is quite easily done. Physics, there are a lot of rearranging equations, but apart from that, maths didn't help me with physics much. If you wish to persue a future in any of them then I'd say take both as they look good together side by side.

    By the way it's spelt 'courageously' lol
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    (Original post by MRLX69)
    . If you wish to persue a future in any of them then I'd say take both as they look good together side by side.
    Seconded and I think most 'good' unis say you need to have both even if they aren't both A's.
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    I did both and got A's. I also did Further Maths and got an A in that too.

    While I don't think the mathematical content of A-Level physics is of such a level that you need A-Level Maths, if you want to do it at university then A-Level maths is required.
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    i took physics because i like it .. maths because it would help but it aint so far...
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    at a-level M1 and the Forces in Motion Physics unit complement each other but most of the maths involved is rearranging simple formulae
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    but maths helps you understand some concepts easier, such as radioactive decay/capacitance.
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    I took Maths because I thought it would go better with my other 'arty' subjects than Physics. Have you chosen your subjects yet? What other ones are you doing/thinking of doing?
 
 
 

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