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I want to be a chartered accountant and I just want to know if these are the right A Levels I have chosen:
Maths (Statistics)
Economics
History
Physics (Dropping it in A2)
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How about Accountancy, Finance, Statistics, Economics and Business Studies
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I've heard Accountany and Business are soft subjects so I don't want to choose them. My new sixth form also doesn't do Finance.
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History is a bit of an odd one, but if you like it then I guess there's nothing wrong choosing it as it'll keep your essay-writing skills up. Maybe take up Further Maths? Definitely keep Maths and Economics though.
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Yeah Maths and Economics are ones I definitely want to keep, I'm not choosing Further Maths as I know I won't be able to do any good in the subject.
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(Original post by Warrior078)
I've heard Accountany and Business are soft subjects so I don't want to choose them. My new sixth form also doesn't do Finance.
Ive heard that too but i know quite a few people who say its quite heavy, one of my friends is doing accoutancy and shes doing accoutns at alevel.
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Past math, as long as you do A levels that are not percieved as soft, you are going to be fine.

So yes they are completely fine. No need to do F math.
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(Original post by Warrior078)
I want to be a chartered accountant and I just want to know if these are the right A Levels I have chosen:
Maths (Statistics)
Economics
History
Physics (Dropping it in A2)
Keep Maths and Economics. But drop History, far too heavy a workload that is not relevant to what you want to to at university.
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Those A-Levels are fine. The most important is A-Level Maths because it shows you as being analytical.

Do you want to go into chartered accountancy after your A-Levels or do you actually want to do a degree and then after your degree go into chartered accountancy? Also, what degree do you want to do?
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Pretty much any combination of academically respected subjectes including maths would be fine.
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Those A-Levels are fine. The most important is A-Level Maths because it shows you as being analytical.

Do you want to go into chartered accountancy after your A-Levels or do you actually want to do a degree and then after your degree go into chartered accountancy? Also, what degree do you want to do?
Erm I reckon I'm going to do an accounting degree and then go into chartered accountancy.
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They're fine. To be honest, as a profession it doesn't seem to require much academic ability from what I've seen. You have to pass the exams and stuff with ICAEW but I wouldn't say any of this particularly draws on any A levels you've studied and I wouldn't say an A level in accounting would help all that much either. Therefore, I'd say to get into a good university to get onto a good grad scheme, I'd just say do 4 respected A levels, whichever they may be.
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Erm I reckon I'm going to do an accounting degree and then go into chartered accountancy.
To be honest (and from what i've heard from people working at Deloitte/KPMG) an accountancy degree won't prepare you much more than any other degree. You'll still have to memorise loads of terms/accountancy related stuff for the ACA (assuming you do one), and the people who did accounting degrees kinda sit back, thinking they know most of it, and consequently sometimes don't do as well as someone who studied, say, history.

All the graduate programs at big 4/large accountancy/professional services firms require is a 2.1 in a decent subject. That could pretty much be anything.
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(Original post by -WhySoSerious?)
To be honest (and from what i've heard from people working at Deloitte/KPMG) an accountancy degree won't prepare you much more than any other degree. You'll still have to memorise loads of terms/accountancy related stuff for the ACA (assuming you do one), and the people who did accounting degrees kinda sit back, thinking they know most of it, and consequently sometimes don't do as well as someone who studied, say, history.

All the graduate programs at big 4/large accountancy/professional services firms require is a 2.1 in a decent subject. That could pretty much be anything.
Really? I didn't know that, but could I ask about how long does an accounting degree take and what does 2.1 mean and how does that decimal number thing work? Thanks
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Really? I didn't know that, but could I ask about how long does an accounting degree take and what does 2.1 mean and how does that decimal number thing work? Thanks
It's 3 years, as any other bachelors degree is. 2.1 is a grade. The grading system at uni goes 1st, 2.1 (two-one), 2.2 (two-two), 3rd, pass, fail.
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I've just gone tuition and asked my tutor about what I should pick, he said that I should do:
Maths
Business
ICT
And whatever I want to do like History

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Choose Accounting a-level it will give you a small boast of what the course in uni will be like

Oh and Business
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Hey, i also want to become a Charter Accountant (maybe) and i have a place at LSE for Accounting & Finance. My ALs are Accounting, Maths, Further Maths and History! Deffinetely try Accounting if you are really set on becoming a Charter Accountant as it would definetely help you with university. Also further maths will be helpful as finance includes many topics from further maths. Hope that helps!
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Hello guys! A quik question from me.
I am at the end of GCSE and am starting A-Levels in September 2013.
My A-Level choices-

Maths
Chemistry
Physics
Further Maths
Geography

In the start I wanted to do engineering but then I thought of Chartered Accountancy. I cannot change my options now, so I wanted to know is it still possible to get to the top uni's and then become a Chartered Accountant, with these subjects? Please help!
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(Original post by Warrior078)
I want to be a chartered accountant and I just want to know if these are the right A Levels I have chosen:
Maths (Statistics)
Economics
History
Physics (Dropping it in A2)
Those are fine. My sister is training to be an accountant and she did maths, chemistry, physics and French so you don't need further maths


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