Do i need to be good at maths to take alevel physics?Watch
The person above has said there’s hardly any maths in it but i definitely wouldn’t agree. In year 12 almost a third of the content in mechanics, so obviously that’s heavy on maths. In general there’s a tonne of maths in A level physics. Don’t get me wrong a big proportion of it is using equations so that’s always quite simple but there often can be difficult problem solving questions using maths skills.
You’re ofcourse not guaranteed to do bad and if you work hard at the maths aspects then you may be able to get them down with some practice. But yeah expect to do be doing quite a lot of calculations.
You dont have to be good at maths to take A level physics; it barely has any in it at all. The whole complexion would change if you wanted to study physics at university though.
Calculations of density, thermodynamics, mechanics, even astrophysics concepts such as working out the distance of stars or their temperature, will really test your maths skills.
I got a C in gcse maths and tried to retake it, i was doing horribly with my mental health sp i ended up getting a C again, im doing online Alevels in september and i really want to do physics but since im only mediocre at maths im not sure if it will be a good idea?
There are CPG books (I've never used them myself) which develop maths skills for A-Level physics.
im taking physics and maths in sept because my new 6th form says its compulsory to take them together, you will struggle no doubt with the mechanics area of physics which is a massive part of it , if you dont take maths with it :3
The overlap between the mechanics in A-level maths and that in physics isn't that massive either. (just constant acceleration and moments) Think you're introduced to constant acceleration problems in GCSE physics, too.
if someone's only sitting on a low pass at GCSE maths like the OP they might struggle though. (and it'd be inadvisable to do A-level maths in that case too)