I'm currently doing my A2s, History, Economics and English Lit, having done RS and dropped it post AS. Ever since year 10 I've been anticipating doing politics and philosophy at uni, being really interested in it and constantly reading in that area. In late October I applied for Pol/Phil at all 5 choices, all relatively good unis, from Glasgow and York to LSE.
Now I'm having second thoughts. I've become really involved in economics, I like the subject at A2 and have read alot of econ that interests me (Milton Friedman, Paul Krugman, Joseph Stiglitz, Keynes etc.) and I've become interested in studying economics and politics instead.
I'm predicted A*AAb with another A* in general studies, and I feel now that I'm likely to get A*A*Ab with A* in genstud...which puts me in good position to get into most top unis (I would hope)
However my problem is, I haven't done math, and to do economics at any top uni (I'm looking specifically at Oxford, LSE, UCL, Warwick) rightly requires math...the only thing I can think to do is take a year out, do AS and A2 maths at my school, and reapply next year.
It seems like a long time to spend just doing maths, but I could find other things to do with my time and I am passionate about economics....still, thinking about a year still in school is painful...
Any advice? Tips on any way I could do the maths faster and have free time later in the year for other things? I'm really quite lost.
Does anyone use their degree?