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    (Original post by Youngmetro)
    Did I not say 10%? And where did you get an offer from?
    LSE

    Look dude, you have to learn when to back down when someone has corrected you. It's not going to make you look like a wuss, it shows humility.

    Case in point, my friend did: Maths, Further Maths, Biology, Chemistry and got into Oxford E&M. Other friend did: Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Art, got into LSE for Econ.


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    (Original post by Youngmetro)
    He applied for PPE though?

    Besides, im just stating facts and inferring from it. 90% is pretty high number and suggests a preference for econ at a level
    No, 90% shows that uni-level Econ students are likely to study Econ at A-level, out of interest for the subject. It does not show a 'preference'.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    LSE

    Look dude, you have to learn when to back down when someone has corrected you. It's not going to make you look like a wuss, it shows humility.

    Case in point, my friend did: Maths, Further Maths, Biology, Chemistry and got into Oxford E&M. Other friend did: Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Art, got into LSE for Econ.


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    Are you saying the 90% fact is wrong?Besides, you were wrong the moment you replied to me since the person I was talking to applied for PPE, and you've just ignored that so you dont look like a 'wuss'Great you have 2 examples, which are probably exceptions. I did mention that it would also be good to have something written down as a substitute for economics a level. That ended the conversation until you came in again.


    (Original post by Princepieman)
    No, 90% shows that uni-level Econ students are likely to study Econ at A-level, out of interest for the subject. It does not show a 'preference'.

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    Well i inferred that there was a preference. I can only assume that the unis themselves are more likely to give offers to those who study economics at A level, since such a high proportion of current uni students did do economics. That and because they would have done economics at a level because they planned to do economics at uni. But really you can't find out exactly which one is the more definitive reason hence why I said it was an inference.

    This still supports my point which is that OP should also do some kind of reading or extend their knowledge of economics to stay competitive.

    I never intended to discourage OP in any way and I originally simply posed a fact for OP to consider when making a decision.
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    (Original post by anonwinner)
    The vast majority of people don't get happiness from their career
    then I pity the vast majority of people. or at least I can say that your standard of happiness is too high.
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    (Original post by Youngmetro)
    Did I not say 10%? And where did you get an offer from?
    LSE Econ and Econ History (I do take Economics, but I got a C at AS (****ed up Unit 2))

    And do you really think they would provide an entire course specifically aimed at those who haven't got an background in economics if they're gonna reject almost everyone who doesn't take economics.
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    (Original post by maoism123)
    My GCSEs are below average for Oxford average: 4A* 5A
    Try Cambridge; they care less about GCSEs.
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    If you prefer rules over politics, definitely do law. I'm a second year LLB student at City Law School and I absolutely love law. It's very interesting just as a subject of general knowledge. It also teaches you to think analytically, which is an amazing skill to have for any chosen career. You also get to say "trust me, I'm a lawyer"
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