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Edexcel A-Level Physics without practical.

Hello,

I'm studying A-levels independently and thinking of using oxbridge to study ( https://oxbridgehomelearning.uk/course/a-level-physics/#what-you-learn .) However, the physics course mentions that a minimum of 12 practicals are required. No practicals are mentioned for the biology, chemistry or maths course. Are these practicals actually required to get the a-level or can I skip out on them? If I can skip out on them, would there be any negative repercussions of doing so?
Original post by Gabriel000
Hello,

I'm studying A-levels independently and thinking of using oxbridge to study ( https://oxbridgehomelearning.uk/course/a-level-physics/#what-you-learn .) However, the physics course mentions that a minimum of 12 practicals are required. No practicals are mentioned for the biology, chemistry or maths course. Are these practicals actually required to get the a-level or can I skip out on them? If I can skip out on them, would there be any negative repercussions of doing so?

A lot of universities require you to pass the practical endorsement, I would imagine that biology and chemistry also have a practical endorsement as well. They are not required to get the A-level per se, however there will almost certainly be exam questions on them and it is beneficial to have done them to help with those. It does appear to a lot more money to do the courses with the practical endorsement though, so I guess it is up to you really.
Original post by Gabriel000
Hello,

I'm studying A-levels independently and thinking of using oxbridge to study ( https://oxbridgehomelearning.uk/course/a-level-physics/#what-you-learn .) However, the physics course mentions that a minimum of 12 practicals are required. No practicals are mentioned for the biology, chemistry or maths course. Are these practicals actually required to get the a-level or can I skip out on them? If I can skip out on them, would there be any negative repercussions of doing so?

The practicals are a separate qualification called the science endorsement. As noted above, most UK universities require students taking any science A-levels to also complete the science endorsement.
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Original post by artful_lounger
The practicals are a separate qualification called the science endorsement. As noted above, most UK universities require students taking any science A-levels to also complete the science endorsement.


Would US universities require the practical?
Original post by Gabriel000
Would US universities require the practical?

Not sure, you'd need to contact them and find out really.

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