To try and make it as short as possible, I'm an adult (25) who will be going back to university in Sept to study what has always been my passion, physics. I say "sort of" in the title because it's a 3 year BSc degree, but there's an extra year at the beginning, which is a foundation year, which is actually called year 0. Unfortunately, although physics is my favorite subject, it's far from my best. I chose it purely because I enjoy it, so I'm hoping that + work ethic will be enough. My question is, what is the best way for me to prepare before sept? The foundation year is essentially a year where they teach you everything you need to know in 1 year to start a physics degree - and they assume no prior knowledge (well, VERY little). The thing is, that sort of learning curve is incredibly steep as they are essentially teaching 2 years of material in 1 year, and they are teaching it to people like me, who have been out of formal education for years. So, I want to go there knowing as much as possible before day 1. Lots of people have told me to simply focus on as much math as possible, and I'm wondering whether I should do this (I've already started teaching myself maths) or should I study physics side-by-side, or maybe get to a decent level with maths (maybe wait 3 months) then start with physics? I know physics is a lot easier with a grounding in maths, so I'm unsure how to approach this. I work at the moment so max amount of time I can give is 4 hours per day, for what it's worth. Like I said, I'm not great when it comes to these subjects so if I gave much less than 4 hours a day the progress would be almost unnoticeable lol. Thanks for listening, if you are interested in what they actually teach during this foundation year, feel free to check it out at: http://www.dur.ac.uk/resources/faculty.handbook/degrees/frameworks/f302.pdf You can click on each module and it gives you a breakdown of everything covered. And if there is any information I haven't given which would be useful please let me know.