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Can I do Economics?

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    Hi, I am in year 12 studying maths, further maths, physics and chemistry and I really want to study Economics or an Economics-related course at a top uni like UCL or Bristol.

    Do you think I can make a competitive application with these subjects? According to the 'A-Levels: Relative Difficulty...' sticky in this sub-forum I should be doing history too.
    I'm thinking about doing economics at a top university. Which would be the perfect 4 A levels?
    Check out my sticky threads in the economics forum.

    But for econ at a top uni for perfection you want:
    i) both Maths and Economics A-levels.
    ii)Further Maths
    iii)A science e.g. Physics
    iv)Essay based subject e.g. History

    Which I know makes 5 not 4. But:
    i)Consider doing 5 not 4 subjects to A2.
    ii)If you are intend on doing 4 subjects then starting 5 AS and not 4 gives you a choice of what 4 you carry on in your final year.
    I know I should have done history (instead of f. maths) but obviously I can't do anything about that now. Do you think my chances of getting an offer from top unis has been too greatly reduced to even bother to apply?

    I should point out Economics was not offered at my school otherwise I would have taken it (I had my name put down but due to undersubscription it was cancelled). Thanks.
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    For even a chance at UCL, you need F.maths, so that was good.

    Your subjects are absolutely fine.
    Stop stressing, get the grades, good PS and you'll hopefully be fine.
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    Your subjects look great, but if you dont have economics to offer, you should really have a humanities subject. University likes further maths, you'll be fine.
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    (Original post by uttamo)
    Hi, I am in year 12 studying maths, further maths, physics and chemistry and I really want to study Economics or an Economics-related course at a top uni like UCL or Bristol.

    Do you think I can make a competitive application with these subjects? According to the 'A-Levels: Relative Difficulty...' sticky in this sub-forum I should be doing history too.


    I know I should have done history (instead of f. maths) but obviously I can't do anything about that now. Do you think my chances of getting an offer from top unis has been too greatly reduced to even bother to apply?

    I should point out Economics was not offered at my school otherwise I would have taken it (I had my name put down but due to undersubscription it was cancelled). Thanks.
    I think you should be fine, although people who do history are widely considered as tanks . Economics was not available at my school either

    I would recommend you contact st Andrews about the Economics and Film studies joint honors, its a real winner!
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    Yes those subjects are fine. Further maths is more important than history, especially as you are aiming for top 5 universities. If your college could not offer Economics, make sure you get your teacher to write it in your reference etc...

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