Hey there Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Can I do Economics?

Announcements Posted on
Study Help needs new mods! 14-04-2014
Post on TSR and win a prize! Find out more... 10-04-2014
    • Thread Starter
    • 5 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    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.
    • 36 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    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.
    • 4 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    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.
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (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!
    • 7 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    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...

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?

    this is what you'll be called on TSR

  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?

    never shared and never spammed

  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By completing the slider below you agree to The Student Room's terms & conditions and site rules

  2. Slide the button to the right to create your account

    Slide to join now Processing…

    You don't slide that way? No problem.

Updated: May 5, 2012
Article updates
Reputation gems:
You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.