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    Hi, so last year I sat my gcse's and I got 1A 5B's and 2C's ( I know not the greatest) I took a gap year for personal reasons this year instead of doing a levels and now I'm struggling to pick subjects I want to study. I'm planning on studying BA Economics at uni and for maths gcse I got a B so I'm not sure if Its a good idea to take Maths as an a level, also it's been quite some time so Idk if this will make it difficult for me as well, what do you think my subject combination should be? How difficult will maths be considering my situation? So far I want to do Economics and sociology as a soft subject but I'm not sure about the rest.. Maybe a science? I got two B's for science. Any help will be so appreciated thanks!!!!

    Do maths

    If you intend to study Economics at uni, you'd want at the very least an AS in maths. Most unis like to see a good maths grade with an applicant that is applying for economics, especially top russell group unis. You can not do maths and still go to a good uni with economics, but it is much harder to get in, you need your other grades to be very good to compete with other applicants who do have maths. Not to mention in uni level economics, you need to know how to do some stuff in maths that you learn in A levels such as differentiation and integration.

    So basically the choice is yours, if you really dont wanna do maths then thats up to you but bare in mind it will be harder to get into a good uni for economics without an a level in maths.
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    I guess I'll just have to work extra extra hard then, do you think its likely for a grade B student at gcse to get A at the least for a levels? Im not familiar with the content so i dont have an idea on how it will turn out..

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