My brother did A2 Economics, and he found the AS actually quite challenging though he found it really interesting.
I'm going to do an Economics AS next year too hopefully. At my school, an A at GCSE is required, but it requires no real maths, the most you have to do is work out a profit percentage change or something like that, which hardly requires any mathematical knowledge.
My brother was going to study both Politics and Economics but in the end just did the Economics because it's more respected and some uni's (like Oxford for example) don't credit both.
And French AS is a massive jump from GCSE (I've just started the AS course) and I'm finding it quite difficult as you're expected to know a lot more French at the top of your head.
Anyway, hope this was helpful :]
Last edited by x-Sophie-x; 23-02-2012 at 17:15.
Eng, Economics, Politics and History are all very respected subjects. I thoroughly recommend History/Economics/Politics because you'll be able to use knowledge you have from each subject to help you (they're all very linked...thats the beauty of humanities)
(Original post by soindie)
I'm choosing my fourth AS Level.
I've selected History, English Literature and Politics.
I'm thinking of replacing my French AS with Economics.
I LOVE essays, I find political/economic issues very interesting but I hate sciences and maths! Will I hate economics?
It's the OCR course.
Let me know what you think!
Perhaps change Eng Lit with French but keep Economics (might be slightly biased since I'm planning on doing it at Uni ) I do the OCR course so if you have any questions drop me a PM
EDIT: Dont listen to anybody that says Govt+Pol is not a 'respected' subject. It may be slightly easier relative to the Sciences or whatever but Oxbridge/Any other Good Unis are very unlikely to disregard your application just because of Politics, especially if you end up going for any of the PPE/History&Economics/Economics&Management courses...
Last edited by -Illmatic-; 24-02-2012 at 20:10.