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    My family and friends have scared me into not doing a course which teaches maths/chemistry and physics first year. Then leads to astrophysics/pure physics.

    I am going to get good a-levels in non science subjects but they make science out to be impossbile. I herd this before my a-levels and I did fine. Now I am confused. They believe it to physically and mentally impossbile.

    I am sure there are loads of people who pass science subjects and degrees. And if I put in hard work I should pass whereas my family say it will be impossbile and you have to be really smart (really really smart).

    I'm confused.
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    My family and friends have scared me into not doing a course which teaches maths/chemistry and physics first year. Then leads to astrophysics/pure physics.

    I am going to get good a-levels in non science subjects but they make science out to be impossbile. I herd this before my a-levels and I did fine. Now I am confused. They believe it to physically and mentally impossbile.

    I am sure there are loads of people who pass science subjects and degrees. And if I put in hard work I should pass whereas my family say it will be impossbile and you have to be really smart (really really smart).

    I'm confused.
    That's complete rubbish. There are plenty of people who find science/ maths subjects a walk in the park - ask them to study Russian or Classical History and they'd run a mile. Everybody's different and whilst your family may not be confident in their ability to pass a degree in Physics that doesn't mean that you won't be able to. If you're good at it and you like it, take it. But, don't take a subject which you don't like but think will be easy; you'll probably be unpleasantly surprised.
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    That is quite unfair and untrue in my opinion.

    Why are they saying these things? Have you had particular difficulty with science and maths at school in the past?

    If not, it sounds like your family just never liked (or were good at) maths and science and presume you won't be able to do them either. You don't have to be really, really smart to get a good grade either, you just need an aptitude towards the subjects and you will probably find them no harder than non-sciences.
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    (Original post by LOLROFL)
    My family and friends have scared me into not doing a course which teaches maths/chemistry and physics first year. Then leads to astrophysics/pure physics.

    I am going to get good a-levels in non science subjects but they make science out to be impossbile. I herd this before my a-levels and I did fine. Now I am confused. They believe it to physically and mentally impossbile.

    I am sure there are loads of people who pass science subjects and degrees. And if I put in hard work I should pass whereas my family say it will be impossbile and you have to be really smart (really really smart).

    I'm confused.
    Haha - never ceases to amaze me how many people are surprised when I tell them Maths and Physics aren't as difficult as they think it is

    I agree that it's a bit unfair of them to make out they are practically impossible though , those subjects may not suit them (like plenty I know) but that shouldn't stop you pursuing them.They must be worried that you'll take those subjects and bomb them.
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    Plenty of people told me maths, physics and chemistry were hard subjects, but personally I didn't think they were that difficult. Do you like the subjects? Do you find them hard at the moment? Those are better indicators than just about any advice you'll get.
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    (Original post by MrCynical)
    Plenty of people told me maths, physics and chemistry were hard subjects, but personally I didn't think they were that difficult. Do you like the subjects? Do you find them hard at the moment? Those are better indicators than just about any advice you'll get.
    I really like learning new things in physics and chemistry. I am really really intrested in them.

    With maths I just love the way the formula gives me the answer. I worked through some equation questions core maths stuff and when I got the stuff I found it kind of fun. I'm planning on working through all the stuff all day when I get home to make sure I pass lol.
 
 
 
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