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    If you had to pick either of the two based on credibility (for unis) and how how hard they are, which of the two would you pick?
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    maths is more applicable, depends what you wanna study in the future. for example if you wanna study a science at bachelors level or higher, a level maths might be a prerequisite (sp?), but if you wanna study english/philosophy or something in the humanities, maths a level shows you're pretty well rounded in the ol' brain department.

    i reckon you should just study both at A level
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    Depends on the course you want to do to be honest. Both are fairly well respected but since maths is more of a base subject I would assume that it is generally looked for more than physics.
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    Maths as it's more versatile.
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    physics has higher credits, but maths is more a universal subject. But it all depends on what course you want to do like if you wanna do something like economics then doing physics in alevel is pretty pointless.
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    maths.. only from what all the teachers at school say.
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    My best friend takes Physics, and the exam was a joke. The problem with physics is, it's so specific to some topics, it doesn't really teach you any wider skills that can be applied. For this reason, I'd definitely go with Maths.
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    maths everyday for me. physics can be pretty daunting depends on the level of ur analytical thinking and mathemarical skills - those two skills need to be in your backpocket
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    A level maths is probably easier than physics in my oppinion. Maths doesn't really require much thought at A level, it is more about crunching through a set method for standard problems. It is far different than uni maths. Physics on the other hand requires you to think and apply the physical laws to possibly unfamilar situations. I always found with physics that you could practice alot but still be caught unawares with a certain situation and have to sit and work out how what you know applies, with maths it was alot more predictable.

    I think for this physics should be respected by unis because it shows you can grasp sometimes difficult concepts and that you're also fairly numerate.

    All of that said, i'd suggest doing both.
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    (Original post by George231086)
    A level maths is probably easier than physics in my oppinion. Maths doesn't really require much thought at A level, it is more about crunching through a set method for standard problems. It is far different than uni maths. Physics on the other hand requires you to think and apply the physical laws to possibly unfamilar situations. I always found with physics that you could practice alot but still be caught unawares with a certain situation and have to sit and work out how what you know applies, with maths it was alot more predictable.

    I think for this physics should be respected by unis because it shows you can grasp sometimes difficult concepts and that you're also fairly numerate.

    All of that said, i'd suggest doing both.
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    Maths always looks good on the CV.
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    I liked maths, and found the majority of physics quite boring being roughly equally able at both subjects.
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    Maths is more versatile, but physics is repsected more by universities.
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    Maths as it's more versatile and would compliment most degree's
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    Maths is easier and would look good when applying for any degree.
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    Maths is more useful. More uni courses ask for maths as a must have, physics is good for backing up maths. Both would be great to be honest.

    Maths if I had to choose.
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    Further Maths.
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    MATHS, F. MATHS, STATISTICS. BEST A LEVELS. stronger a levels than physics. if you want to study physics do physics then..
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    If you will do 'Advancing Physics' stay well away. It's the worst course i have ever come across.
    Maths is, as everyone has said, more versatile. It could also be easier (this depends on you - some people just get maths, others have to work at it). Depends on what you want to do and what other subjects you have (but actually I can't think of an example where you'd need physics before maths - not even physics - you'd need both).
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    Maths if I had to choose one or the other.
 
 
 
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