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lukekeelan03
Physics or Biology?

I'm in 4th year and I don't know whether to pick Physics or Biology as my last LC subject. I'm already doing chemistry and Applied Maths. Some courses I'm considering need 2 sciences to get into so it needs to be either of those. I'm decent at Maths but Physics seems so boring (we try it in 4th year). Looking for a H2 minimum in the subject.


8 Comments
edevine20
edevine20
If you did Biology then you would have an oppourtunity to do medicine, so that can be considered.
kevdog
kevdog
good crossover between physics and applied maths. Have a look on qualifax.ie to see what you might need for courses you’re interested in. Btw you don’t actually need biology for medicine as far as i know but obviously it would be helpful
Ciararm
Ciararm
Biology is much easier than physics however applied maths complements physics! Nonetheless, both subjects are enjoyable!
unasreenan
you could do economics? its a social science that studies the allocation of resources with alternative uses. In most level 8 colleges economics is a requirment
wasCF
wasCF
Eh, Economics is a nice subject, but in my opinion, Physics is nicer. Both are equal in terms of how difficult they are to understand, both are short courses and both offer excellent choice on the exam paper. But Physics has barely any rote learning involved and while the concepts can get irky, nothing will ever pose longstanding problems. It's honestly the easiest subject in the LC, (closely followed by Music and Maths) because of that.
Poplop123
Poplop123
You can also do medicine with physics , you just need two science subjects @edevine20
lc2020
lc2020
I do biology, chemistry, physics and applied maths. Honestly if I had to pick between biology and physics I'd definitely go with biology but physics does have a crossover and has helped me with both chemistry and applied maths. Chemistry because atoms and electronic configuration have a bit of crossover and then an optional chapter that has to do with radiation also crosses over. Then it's useful to understand the theory behind applied maths. Physics in my opinion is harder to score points for. I'm also going for medicine and am hoping for a H1 in biology but there's no way I could get one in physics. I do think a H2 is attainable though. Oh, and physics also has way more maths than biology. You actually use some of the exact same maths in applied maths as you do in physics.
moanna
moanna
i do all 3 sciences, i find biology quite enjoyable and easy. its easy to understand and yes there is a lot of theory but exam questions tend to repeat. physics is my least favourite lol but perhaps thats bc of my teacher. if youre good at maths, you could do physics but you said it seemed boring and honestly thats true in my opinion lmao. but really its all up to your preferences
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