Do I need to do maths for physics A level?

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I’m not really sure what I want to do with my life but definitely something science based and I’m best at physics and chemistry so I was thinking to pick physics, chemistry and psychology for A levels. Do I need to do maths as well to do physics? And is having three science based subjects too much? Another option for me is French or English lit probably.
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I’m not sure about your school, but in mine it’s completely fine to do Physics without Maths. My friend does Chem, Bio, Physics and Sociology
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However if you want to do something Physics based as a career, Maths would certainly help. I did Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Business at As and Maths really helped me with my Physics
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The maths required for A Level physics is fairly basic, mostly GCSE and any extra (e.g. logs) will probably be taught to you or could be easily self-studied. Whether your school has any other restrictions is a different matter, but I doubt it's a problem.

However not taking maths will likely restrict the range of courses and universities you can apply to later. Maths is frequently an essential entrance requirement for physics and engineering courses, and you will find that any physics heavy university course will also be quite mathematical so having no A Level would make it harder for you. Don't let the relatively low-maths A Level physics course confuse you - university physics is maths heavy!
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Physics is one of those subjects that come in twos and that's with maths, most people take maths and if you don't you WILL fall behind don't take it I'm less you want to go into physics because at the end of the day people that take the level usually want to go into something physics-related and need to do maths anyways
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(Original post by 15Characters...)
The maths required for A Level physics is fairly basic, mostly GCSE and any extra (e.g. logs) will probably be taught to you or could be easily self-studied. Whether your school has any other restrictions is a different matter, but I doubt it's a problem.

However not taking maths will likely restrict the range of courses and universities you can apply to later. Maths is frequently an essential entrance requirement for physics and engineering courses, and you will find that any physics heavy university course will also be quite mathematical so having no A Level would make it harder for you. Don't let the relatively low-maths A Level physics course confuse you - university physics is maths heavy!
Very true, I have maths degree from years ago and recently took a physics degree. The latter required maths I had never seen before.
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