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What A-Levels should I take for an Economics Degree at LSE?

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    My dream is to do an Economics degree at LSE. I know it is going to be extremely hard but I really want to do it! I am a GCSE student who is choosing his A-Levels for years 12 and 13. I have been doing some research and have found that to do the degree, I would NEED Maths and Economics A-Level, so I am taking those. I am also taking Further Maths as an AS Level, NOT an A Level. I am also taking Chemistry to add in some variation. My quibble is between German and Geography. I understand that Geography works extremely well with Economics but loads of people say that a language is very good for University applications. Which would be better as an A-Level, German or Geography?

    If anyone thinks I should amend any of my subjects, please feel free to tell me! Many thanks guys!

    Maths is the only thing that's absolutely essential for pretty much any course at LSE, which has a reputation for being more mathsy than other unis. You're doing that, so you're pretty much set to go.

    In terms of utility however, Geography is probably more useful. Human geography would look at topics such as globalisation and resources. But by this point remember once you have maths, subject choice doesn't actually matter too much. If I were good enough at maths, in your case I'd do Further Maths at A2 and drop Chemistry, because both are notoriously hard but one is far more useful. Maths, Further Maths, Economics and Geography is a really strong set imo.

    But at the end of the day, the grades themselves matter more than anything else. Do what you enjoy, and what you're good at. Higher grades increase your chance of getting in more than slightly more useful A-levels ever will, so go for whichever one you feel is easiest, or whichever one you enjoy, but really whichever set you feel would get you the best set of results alongside maths. Hope I've helped
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