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    I am choosing my A levels at the moment and would like a career in either law or maths/finance (considering actuarial science). The 4 which I am thinking about are Maths, Chemistry, History and Spanish. I am also considering further maths but I would have to go to another school for this so it's quite complicated. Do you think these A levels are suitable for these careers? Or should I replace Spanish with another essay subject? And is further maths necessary for a career like actuarial science? x
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    1. You don't need any essay subjects to do law, if you wanted to take maths/sciences, it wouldn't put you at a disadvantage.

    2. I do further maths, and it is very useful for a maths/finance/actuarial sciences application. If you applied without further maths it might disadvantage you if you were to apply for this course.
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    They're fine A Levels for law.

    I imagine if you explain that you couldn't take Further Maths, they may be leniant.
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    It would be better to take Further Maths for both.
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    (Original post by mathew551)
    It would be better to take Further Maths for both.
    is it really necessary for law?
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    (Original post by star_5)
    is it really necessary for law?
    It's not necessary for law. I think Matthew means that the difficulty of the further maths A level would be looked on favourably by universities.
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    (Original post by doivid)
    It's not necessary for law. I think Matthew means that the difficulty of the further maths A level would be looked on favourably by universities.
    Yes, that is exactly what I'm saying. It is a very respected A-level and also probably the most difficult overall, although of course that depends on the student's aptitude for maths. Further Maths is a must for many universities anyway for a maths degree. Plus, you will always be at an advantage when applying to universities who do not request it, compared with those who have not taken it.
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    I am considering replacing spanish with lit :L
 
 
 

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