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Hi guys,

I was just wondering how much of physics and chemistry a level is maths. Like it says that 40% of physics is maths, but others have told me it’s way more than that. My exam boards are OCR A physics and Edexcel chemistry.

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my exam boards for both physics and chemistry is Edexcel so I'm sorry I couldn't be more help for physics. However I would say for chemistry only about 20% is maths, in which they are mostly mole or concentration calculations. So there aren't many equations to memorise and the question would guide you step by step so I don't think you have to be too worried about the maths.
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Thanks for the response,

I would say the maths is my best part during GCSE. Is it a big step from GCSE. For example, when you did GCSE did you have the CGP grade 8-9 workbooks, is that kind of hardness?
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Well I actually study my A levels in Hong Kong so my situation is a bit different than yours. However I did take further pure maths for my GCSE and honestly for a levels it’s only a little bit harder so I’m sure you can manage. So even if you have so weaker units for GCSE you’ll be able to catch up during the two years of a levels prep.

I’m not sure if you are studying FPM or not, but a levels maths is definitely much more difficult than GCSE Mathematics A

Hope this helps
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Mathematics is the foundation of physics, so it's certainly 100% mathematics! Not sure how one got to the conclusion that physics is '40% mathematics'. That is quite ridiculous.
Chemistry and Physics are certainly the more maths based A-Level science subjects, but you can't really put a percentage on them!
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