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Additional qualifications

  1. Oct 5, 2013 #1
    So I'm 15 years old (Though will be 16 this academic year) and am very interested in physics and have been determined to study Theoretical Physics at University. However I was wondering if there are any extra qualifications I could do to satisfy my interest in Physics and to show to Universities that I am interested in Physics in my Personal Statement. I am in the UK and currently doing Level 2 additional mathematics (Which is at a level somewhere been GCSE and A-level).
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  3. Oct 5, 2013 #2
    Start tinkering around with electronics. One of my friends in college was the best Electrical eng. He was so good because he spent a lot of his spare time in high school building all these physics/electronics things; rail guns, tesla coils, jacob's ladders and things. Since you're only 15, you've got tons of time to learn this stuff, AND ALL FOR FUN, which is great because you don't have to get introduced to it in a terrible academic setting.

    I also recommend programming at a young age for anyone going into science/math BECAUSE you'll need to do learn it at some point there's no actual prerequisite requirement to learn programming other than patience. Try making a video game. Make learning coding (C++/Java, etc) fun. Any programmer I've met that learned to program *before* college was almost always ahead of the curve.

    Good luck.
  4. Oct 10, 2013 #3
    Physics Aptitude Test [PAT] conducted by Cambridge will help you.
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