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    I am currently studying Maths, economics, spanish and geography for AS level and I am predicted 4 As (+11 A*s at GCSE). I was originally thinking of studying PPE at university, but now I am more swayed towards economics (at Cambridge). In hindsight I wish I had done further maths at a level (the only reason I didnt do it was because I didnt think I needed it for PPE) and maybe a science as well. I am pretty strong academically and I am good at maths as well, is it worth applying for economics at Cambridge? I know further maths isnt needed 100%, but do they factor it in when actually deciding who to accept? And would I struggle with the maths if i somehow got in anyway?

    Any replies would be greatly appreciated.


    Nope, you dont really need further maths. I would recommend doing it to AS in your second year to make for a slightly more competitive application. That said, i have been told by one of my contacts in the more recent years that most have Further maths at A2 or some equivalent international qualification, a few have AS and not a lot have no further maths at all i.e. those who dont do it to AS or A2 tend to be international students so be wary. Take this with a pinch of salt since it is purely anecdotal.
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