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    English Literature, History, Politics and Economics??

    As my plan for a future career path is split between a career in the economics industry or a career in the Law industry. Therefore, would these four subjects lay me in a good position to be able to go down both routes if my grades are high enough ???
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    Yes. Though if you're thinking about economics, maths wouldn't do you any harm at all.
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    Its not bad, good combination, but maths would probably help with the economics.
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    I cannot take Maths as I am sitting the foundation paper unfortunately. However, I believe my four A-level options are respected and academic enough for me to have a very good chance at getting into a top 10 university, that is with regards to whether or not I can achieve all A grades etc.
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    Top 10? I'd have thought you'd definitely need maths. Is there no other way you can do it?
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    (Original post by iwantsuccess)
    English Literature, History, Politics and Economics??

    As my plan for a future career path is split between a career in the economics industry or a career in the Law industry. Therefore, would these four subjects lay me in a good position to be able to go down both routes if my grades are high enough ???
    For economics surely Maths, Politics, History would be the best 3 combo.
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    (Original post by iwantsuccess)
    I cannot take Maths as I am sitting the foundation paper unfortunately. However, I believe my four A-level options are respected and academic enough for me to have a very good chance at getting into a top 10 university, that is with regards to whether or not I can achieve all A grades etc.
    For economics? noooo. Go to the econ forum and look at the TAELT to see how many unis require at least AS maths.

    Most top 10s want A2, if not Further maths - if you're only doing the gcse foundation paper, I really think you'd struggle with the maths in an economics degree, as it's above A level standard.
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    (Original post by iwantsuccess)
    I cannot take Maths as I am sitting the foundation paper unfortunately. However, I believe my four A-level options are respected and academic enough for me to have a very good chance at getting into a top 10 university, that is with regards to whether or not I can achieve all A grades etc.

    Granted they are respected subjects, but you will be at a serious disadvantage for top universities without maths. Probably 99% of applicants will have at least AS maths, most will be doing A2 maths, a significant number will be doing further maths. It's not uncommon for top universities to make A2 maths a requirement for the course.
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    Ok...1st uni that doesn't want any post-gcse maths is apparently St Andrews but I very very much doubt that a significant number of their economics students don't have A level maths.

    After that, the first uni that only wants a C in gcse maths (highest you can get on foundation paper I think?) is Glasgow (doesn't appear to have a maths policy) (note that Lboro now requires a B at gcse according to their website).

    Then Manchester, Essex and Brunel to round off the top 40.

    So you'd have very few options, and bear in mind that economics courses are hideously oversubscribed, so you don't want to be putting yourself at a disadvantage in any way when applying. Plus you want to make sure you'd be able to do the course and get a good mark!!

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1382873
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    Even if you were able to get in to an Economics course without A-Level Maths, you wouldn't want to be doing it with a foundation-level GCSE in Maths. It would be horrible, Economics is very heavily Maths based.. your subject choices are good though.. just not good for Economics
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    (Original post by iwantsuccess)
    English Literature, History, Politics and Economics??

    As my plan for a future career path is split between a career in the economics industry or a career in the Law industry. Therefore, would these four subjects lay me in a good position to be able to go down both routes if my grades are high enough ???
    need maths for good econ course. only requirement there usually is.
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    (Original post by iwantsuccess)
    English Literature, History, Politics and Economics??

    As my plan for a future career path is split between a career in the economics industry or a career in the Law industry. Therefore, would these four subjects lay me in a good position to be able to go down both routes if my grades are high enough ???
    don't think about doing economics if you have no maths at A level.
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    For economics courses at uni, you will need maths. Maybe substitute politics or history for maths? English is a good one to keep for law related things. Maths would also be good for law. Politics for law would also be good. So, I suggest getting rid of history and replacing it with maths.
 
 
 
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