Is physics helpful for admission to a maths degree?

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Would physics put you at an advantage if you were applying for maths at Oxford? It isn't listed as 'recommended' or even 'helpful' but since quite a few of the modules link in with physics would it make me more competitive to have taken physics at A-level?
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If you had maths and further maths I wouldn’t say it makes you ‘more competitive’, but it might help you if you choose to take mechanics modules.
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If you had maths and further maths I wouldn’t say it makes you ‘more competitive’, but it might help you if you choose to take mechanics modules.
So I wouldn't be putting myself at a disadvantage if I were to take Spanish instead (in terms of admissions)?
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Maths at uni is so abstract and theoretical that I can't imagine it would be helpful, and this is backed up by Oxford's recommendation.

If they aren't listing it as helpful, I would believe them. They have no reason to trick you.

If you're interested in mechanics and real world application of maths, I'd consider doing physics at uni not maths.
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So I wouldn't be putting myself at a disadvantage if I were to take Spanish instead (in terms of admissions)?
Yes, Maths, further maths, and any other subject is a perfectly acceptable combination for maths at any university.
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