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eshal786
Should I do physics?

I was planning on doing biology, chemistry and physics but when I told a friend and she told me I shouldnt since it was too hard. I honestly made up my mind since 1st year and I LOVE science & maths but I just dont want to put that kind of stress on myself and now I just dont know if I should physics. So if anyone is doing physics, could u pls pls pls tell me your opinions on physics? it would really help out :)


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RobertCFC
RobertCFC
If you really love science and maths, I’d say you should definitely try doing all three sciences. No leaving cert subjects are “easy” but having a passion for certain subjects makes them a whole lot easier. I do physics and it’s actually ok, some topics are a bit confusing but when you wrap your head around them they’re not too bad. Plus there’s way less to learn in physics than in biology and chemistry and there’s a ton of choice in the exam. Hope this helps :)
eshal786
eshal786
@RobertCFC Now I'm definetily going to do physics :) And the fact that there is less to learn and there's a lot of choice in the exam is even better Thanks for responding, I really appreciate it :smile:
eshal786
eshal786
*definitely
Pacify
Pacify
All three is torture I'm doing it and I get straight H1's but WITH ALOT OF WORK. DON'T DO ITTTTT
eshal786
eshal786
@Pacify Gee, thanks for the motivation And honestly thats not happening since I wanna get into the medical field and u basically need BIOLOGY & CHEMISTRY for that. And apparentely like you, Im also very hard-working. And If you can do it, why cant I? Some people find certain subjects okay, others find it as 'torture'. I know I sound awfully rude but I really dislike when other people think their genius and whatnot and then they think your incapable of doing something they can do. It's just so pretentious. You really shouldnt underestimate other peoples abilities. Anyways, I really love science and maths and wouldnt replace it with any other subjects. And since both my parents are doctors, They have a fair idea of the work needed to do science subjects and with that comes the advantage that they can help me if I have difficulty. I appreciate you giving me the heads up for the upcoming 'torture' (and I have no clue why I sound so formal). Also, apologies for going on a rant but I just had to put it out there. Thanks for responding though! I'll make sure I'm ready to face the 'torture' :} xD
Johnny1234
I do chemistry and Physics and its almost impossible to keep on top of both, especially doing hl maths as well.I cant imagine how much work youll have to do to do biology as well
Chjb32
Chjb32
I do physics and chemistry and find them both fine. Chemistry is mostly theory based with some maths whereas physics revolves a lot around maths. If you enjoy maths and science then go for it. The course is also very short, I'm in 6th year and we have 2 short chapters left now which means that if you find a topic difficult at first the revision you do will make it much easier.
eshal786
eshal786
Johnny1234@ Yeah I know. And ik its not gonna be easy but im ready to put in the hard work :)
eshal786
eshal786
Chjb32@ Oh thank goodness, That made me feel a lot better :) And yeah, I heard the course ia short which is honestly a miracle Tbh, I just think the difficulty level varies for people. Some people find it hard and others dont. But thanks for responding :D rly rly rly appreciate it :smile: And now I have it finalized. Im gonna do physics :D Thanks again!
Mayaiva
Mayaiva
hello 6th year here doing chem, physics, biology, applied maths and hl maths. honestly, its not that bad. physics questions are laid out in such a way to help you. for example, theyll ask for a definition or to state a law. keeping that in mind will help you wrap your head around the more difficult questions. physics probably is my favourite, id recommend it especially if youre interested in the world around you. the course is short but the experiment questions and calculations take time to right, but chemistry is a bigger culprit of this imo with the titrations and stoich etc. Hope this helps!
eshal786
eshal786
Mayaiva@ Lol, Now I'm really looking forward to physics (Ik Im crazy). And I'm glad that I got different opinions on physics and most of them were positive :) Thanks a million for responding! Rly rly rly motivated me :smile:
Somachi
Somachi
You shoul donly take people's advice to some extent. If you have an interets go for it. I do all three sciences... it's really not that bad. Honestly, there is no easy route in the leaving cert. Also physics isn't too much about the maths (if you can get an O3 i think you'd be fine) and it isn't as hard as you think. It's a short course and its actually very interesting.
ahernsh
ahernsh
I did all three, got A's in all three it will actually play to your advantage to have all three there's loads of overlap.
YaBoiiScar
I did all three, the all come do connect and if you really like it go for it, with enough practice and understanding physics is really easy
eshal786
eshal786
Somachi@ I actually need a H1 in everything but thanks anyways XD
eshal786
eshal786
ahernsh@ Yeah, I was wondering if there would be an overlap so thanks for answering my inner question :smile:
eshal786
eshal786
YaBoiiScar@ Good to know I'm the only one going to do 3 Science Subjects :D
eshal786
eshal786
*not
idbetterstartstudying
Having done all 3 sciences & HL Maths, I find there's a lot of crossovers, especially between physics and chimstry, and chemistry and biology in particular. I defenitely find it easier to do all 3, and although out of the three physics, in my opinion, is hardest, if you like it (like me!) having an interest really helps!:alembic::microscope:
lovwar
lovwar
if you want to do med, you can do just 2 and do another subject, no point in stressing yourself out if you think you won't handle it. if u like the sound of physics then go for it. i want to do med as well, and was going to do all 3, i ended up doing bio, chem and technology. physics seemed real boring to me so i didnt do it but if u think physics is going to be interesting for you and you think you'll like it, there's no harm in trying. see if there's any physics books in easons for the lc you could read for a bit and see if u like it. i saw a physics revision book once, you can read those sort of books and get a taste of what's expected.
eshal786
eshal786
lovwar@ Yeah, I know that u only need chemistry & biology for med but I just think its easier to do all three science subjects anyways. Ik comparing jc physics & lc physics is not even comparable but I do find physics interesting to some extent. I like the way its a lot like maths and has loads of formulas and stuff but I wouldnt say I LOVE physics. Right now, I'm doing business n hmec and I wouldnt do hmec for lc even if someone gave me all the money in the world. I find business enjoyable and I guess that would be my second choice after physics. But since I absolutely LOVE maths, i'm guessing i'd love physics too. And it's not a bad idea to look over physics books, actually I think I will :) Thank you sm, Idk why I didnt think of that before XD
eshal786
eshal786
idbetterstartstudying@ (I like your username btw XD) Yeah, thats one of the main reasons i'm planning to do physics. Because there is a lot of crossovers between the science subjects and I have a deep interest for maths (possibly meaning, id like physics too). I heard it was one of the harest subjects but its good to know lots of other people are taking physics which means its doable :D And thanks a mil for responding! :) :) :)
Nephaliexx
I do all 3 and sometimes it does get difficult (physics and chemistry the most) but overall they crossover and its pretty enjoyable. I do HL maths as well it is a bit of work sometimes but its all manageable
strugglingsendhelp
In 6th yr and doing all 3 and HL maths. I didnt want to pick physics actually I wanted geography but in the end I got physics. I thought I'd absolutely suck in it but now its one of my best subjects and I love it. Like its an interesting short course. Though 5th year is kinda boring (to me anyways) it's well nice when ur in 6th year. Just keep on top of your work and you're gonna be just fine with all ur subjects :)
eshal786
eshal786
strugglingsendhelp@ (I like ur username too XD) Thats good to know :) I also myself find physics interesting and enjoyable (Lol, idk about 5th year). Thanks for motivating motivation! :smile: XD XP
eshal786
eshal786
Thank you everyone for responding :) I'm more clear with myself now :D And the advice & opinions really helped I think i'm gonna do physics! Thanks again & Wish me luck :smile: If You're reading this, then i hope something good happens to you everyday :pray::innocent:
Geffakin01
There would be alot of overlap socI would say do it
eshal786
eshal786
Will do so :) Thanks XD
mchuugh
mchuugh
I do all 3 sciences and higher level maths, and I wouldnt change it for anything! If you like science, its definitely the best option. Physics has a strangely bad reputation, but it isnt any harder than other subjects in my opinion. Really interesting course, and lots of good resources online, definitely a good choice.
liv12
liv12
I also do all 3 sciences and HL maths and imo physics is probably the easiest. Just the way the word the questions in the exams is a bit difficult and sometimes tricky, but I'm sure you'll get used to it quickly. The worst one is chemistry by far.
eshal786
eshal786
Okay, thanks guys! Ik this is the best option for me <3 Ty for responding :)))
aoife07
aoife07
i do all three sciences and applied maths, and it's honestly not that bad. chem and physics aren't actually that bad imo, you just gotta understand them. if you enjoy them, go for it. i was really uncertain whether to take biology not for similar reasons, but I'm actually really enjoying biology and doing well it so I'm glad i ended up taking all three :))
RussianAndrey
i do all 3 and if your are interested in them do them all its not that hard and doing all 3 together will help you in long run
laurafdoon
i do chemistry and physics. definitely chemistry alot more challenging. if your looking to ease stress i would choose physics over chemistry. but if your willing to do the work, all 3 would help alot down the line
NCommins
NCommins
I do all three sciences and they do require hard work but they are all really interesting in there own way and I think if you are looking at medicine it will definitely help in the future. Also there is some overlap between chemistry and physics which takes a bit of the load off.
eshal786
eshal786
Alright, Thanks a million everyone xD Hopefully I'll survive :)
Sajev
Sajev
3 sciences is one of the decissions in my life which i regret the most, Physisc and Biology are enjoyable but chemistry gives me anxiety and depression.
TheLizardKing
As a current physics teacher and a student who opted for the three science subjects at senior level, I'd highly recommend physics. It's interesting, relatively easy and explains so so much in our everyday lives that no other subject can. If you're good at maths and love science, you're crazy not to do it... but you have a long time yet to decide, don't get caught up about this.
eshal786
eshal786
@TheLizardKing I Know... Anything & Everything to do with maths and science is greatly fascinating. In my school, they give you this form out near Christmas in which you have to fill the subjects you want to do in 5th year. That's why I wanted to know beforehand. But thank you so much responding :)
Jdobie1999
Hey my Guy, So I'm actually in my 2nd year of university studying Maths and Physics along with Education to be a teacher. I did all three sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) along with HL maths and I loved all four of them. From reading your responses, you sound a lot like me. You like to be prepared for the future and know what your up against. Let me tell you first that all of the subjects at leaving cert take work to do decent in LC. I took geography and german (at the time I needed a language for uni but now that isn't a requirement). The language is good if your good at languages. I am not evident by my H5. And geography because I heard it was an easy subject, to be fair, I got an A in JC so it made sense. I got a H4. So take from that as you please. I did study for the subject but my interest was not the same as it was for science and maths. I loved all of the sciences. I actually put study into them because I enjoyed them. I actually studied physics at home for the LC because my school didn't offer the subject. I got a H3 but I'm proud of that. Sure it's not high I enjoyed it and I accomplished that myself. The workload for taking 3 sciences isn't much different than taking say Geography instad of Physics. So I'd 100% say go for it if you want to do it and you're interested.
Hfoley14
Hfoley14
I do all 3, they're all great, I find that chemistry is probably the hardest, but they are all very different. If you are looking for an easy subject for your preferences I would highly reccomend looking into applied maths if your school offers it, as it is an extremely short course with tons of time for revision and very interesting for maths heads.
Butterfly549
i think physics isnt to bad
MelCvet
MelCvet
Do it! if you like science AND maths, it's a dream subject. (it doesn't hurt to have a solid teacher in it too if you're lucky (and to be very honest if the teacher is good is a very important part)) From what I've heard through the grapevine, it's the easier of the 3 main sciences. I love it to bits and I'll be studying it in college for sure! But seriously, if you're good at maths or can work w formulas, you're fairly set
Lavenderflake
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leavingcert202012
Definitely possible. If you are hoping for medicine like I was doing last year these 3 subjects are the best ones to pick along with Hl maths. some bits overlap and the most important thing that you don't have to write longish essays as you do in geo or history. 3 of them are very doable and even if for some topics you don't get your head around marking schemes are key just learn off that stuff. Do all past papers till 2000 and you are guaranteed a good grade in all of them.
eshal786
eshal786
Thank you everyone so much :) I really appreciate the replies and motivation :heart:
IAMTHEBEST123
well, I do biology, chemistry, physics and homec and to be honest, It's great ! Al of my subjects over lap with each other and it always keeps me focused as there's not a huge outlier hat would cause my brain to refocus. Physics is honestly a really good subject as it is straight to the point and you don't have to memorize anything, just solve, solve, solve, knnow experiments and definitions;plus it overlapse with chemistry and math. Biology overlapse with Chemistry and Homec. Chemistry overlapse with Physics, Biology and Chemistry. All of my chosen subjects are interlinked and I consider it as one big massive subject. I almost chose politics over physics and thank God I didnt, because I would have been a mess. Studying all science subjects is honestly amazing despite what the critics say, I know theres a huge narrative around studying the subjects but its honestly no stress at all as it keeps your mind focused. It's a big enough subject and you don't want a subject as straineous as history taking up all your study time .
DylanTM
DylanTM
I do physics and biology - biology is a very heavy subject but a lot of it is very straight forward so if you are able to retain large amounts of information you should find it éasca péasca. 5th year physics is also straight forward, the maths in the entire course is all OL Maths (bar a formula which reauires knowledge of logs) though things get a bit challenging in sixth year - nuclear physics and particle physics can be difficult to comprehend at times - but if its something you enjoy and feel you can perform in each subject there is no reason not to do all three from a points based point of view
Conorseandorgan
You dont nessesarily need to be good at maths for physics you just need to be able to problem solve adn realize what they want you to do adn what equations to do , im not the best student but if you use your logs tables correctly and study the experiments youll do just fine
ashman28902
i love maths and science and i study applied maths in my own time and find it easy enough. i do physics and HATE it. my teacher is crap so i have to study everything myself. i am able to spot her giving us incorrect info about three times per class. i dont enjoy studying physics but i enjoy applied maths. theyre basically my two self study subjects and i dont like physics. but its up to u, i prefer maths to science but physics includes all that sciency studd
eshal786
eshal786
In my school we don't have the choice to applied maths otherwise I prolly would've chosen it. And I heard the physics teacher in my school is also crap so I guess If I do physics, I'll have to study it on my own just like you... I also prefer maths to science but my school doesnt have the option...
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