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    (Original post by tateco)
    Sounds good I like Cambridge, UCL, Durham and Bath at the moment, it seems to be changing quite a lot, though. I did like Nottingham but not sure if I like it enough to risk A*AA...
    Very good choices

    I think I will apply for land economy - cambridge and accounting & finance - bath but everything can change in the future
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    (Original post by Lena21)
    Very good choices

    I think I will apply for land economy - cambridge and accounting & finance - bath but everything can change in the future
    Three different subjects but one personal statement?
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    (Original post by tateco)
    Three different subjects but one personal statement?
    There are some similar modules in all courses that I picked and I will try to combine them in my personal statement. According to land economy there is economics and accounting in it, and I can put additional PS in SAQ so I hope it will work.
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    (Original post by yoyo462001)
    I wouldn't say it is harder but a different kind of maths. I'm not saying Maths isn't a key, it is, but from second year you're using maths in the context of the topic or module, some will find it easier than A levels but others won't. I think only UCL ask for A* in maths, I imagine because they want the best applicants. Look at it this way, entry offers have gone up quite a bit but the content of a UCL degree probably hasn't changed, they asked for AAA only a year ago.

    Are you doing an economics degree at the moment?
    I've been looking at courses and they all seem to have similar compulsary modules such as introduction to statistical methods and economics maths.
    Is this just A level maths applied to economic theories or is it a lot more difficult?
    If i put in a lot of effort as an A/B maths candidate do you think I could manage it?
    thanks
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    (Original post by TheBrightSide)
    Are you doing an economics degree at the moment?
    I've been looking at courses and they all seem to have similar compulsary modules such as introduction to statistical methods and economics maths.
    Is this just A level maths applied to economic theories or is it a lot more difficult?
    If i put in a lot of effort as an A/B maths candidate do you think I could manage it?
    thanks
    As you saw above, it does depend on where you are going, if you struggle to get an A/B, then the top 5 or 6 might be a stretch. In your first year you'll learn pure core maths with little if any economic theory applied then second and third year it will be applied. I think anyone could manage it (to a certain extent off course), I've known people to outperform those who did A level Maths whilst they hadn't done any maths since GCSE. However I will say one thing, if you struggle with calculus then you will struggle with economics.
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    (Original post by Lena21)
    There are some similar modules in all courses that I picked and I will try to combine them in my personal statement. According to land economy there is economics and accounting in it, and I can put additional PS in SAQ so I hope it will work.
    Suicide.
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    (Original post by Lena21)
    There are some similar modules in all courses that I picked and I will try to combine them in my personal statement. According to land economy there is economics and accounting in it, and I can put additional PS in SAQ so I hope it will work.
    That's really pushing it. I realise Cambridge is the only place offering Land Economy but to try and write a statement for Accounting and Finance as well is going to be very difficult. If you're definitely applying for Land Economy then Economics or something like Economics and Geography are the more obvious alternatives.

    Some of the modules are similar =/= The courses are similar.
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    (Original post by Lena21)
    There are some similar modules in all courses that I picked and I will try to combine them in my personal statement. According to land economy there is economics and accounting in it, and I can put additional PS in SAQ so I hope it will work.
    I don't even think OJ could get away with that.
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    (Original post by Lena21)
    There are some similar modules in all courses that I picked and I will try to combine them in my personal statement. According to land economy there is economics and accounting in it, and I can put additional PS in SAQ so I hope it will work.

    (Original post by tehforum)
    Suicide.
    This, it is a very bad idea. Unless you are focusing your personal statement on Land Economy and just chancing the other universities then you have no chance. It's such a wide range. And besides, you do realise Land Economy at Cambridge is not economics? Are you just applying for it because it is easier to get into than economics?
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    I am in year 11 and have just finished my GCSEs and I am wondering which books would be best to read over summer to help greatest develop my knowledge outside the A level syllabus. (soz for going off thread topic but I thought this was the best place to ask)
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    (Original post by Genius7)
    I am in year 11 and have just finished my GCSEs and I am wondering which books would be best to read over summer to help greatest develop my knowledge outside the A level syllabus. (soz for going off thread topic but I thought this was the best place to ask)
    As generic as it sounds, for me I started with Freakonomics and The Undercover Economist, and then moved on to books which specialised in the area that most interested me from the two books. (Undercover economist is particularly good at introducing the different areas of economics through real life examples, so it helps you decide what you are really interested in)
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    Would Nottingham be classed as a 'high risk' choice? Particularly when there is speculation that the entry requirement will increase to A*AA.
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    (Original post by Sirrod)
    Would Nottingham be classed as a 'high risk' choice? Particularly when there is speculation that the entry requirement will increase to A*AA.
    It is risky, but if the requirements went up to A*AA then there would probably be a fall in applications.
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    (Original post by tateco)
    Bristol, Warwick and UCL/LSE are three very high risk choices, and Bath isn't much better. RHUL you are probably likely to get an offer from (if you get good grades) so if you are happy to study there then apply to those universities (but don't expect more than one offer)
    it's just that my school was really really awful (it's been on the news about three times for being so crap) so i thought that maybe unis would take that into account like cambridge do. i go to a grammar school now which is far (faaar) better so i was hoping to get good a level grades and then maybe have a better chance in life! :/
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    (Original post by Jasminge)
    it's just that my school was really really awful (it's been on the news about three times for being so crap) so i thought that maybe unis would take that into account like cambridge do. i go to a grammar school now which is far (faaar) better so i was hoping to get good a level grades and then maybe have a better chance in life! :/
    I appreciate that and can empathise with you (I also go to a state school, it's not bad but not as good as a lot of the private schools). Unfortunately many universities still don't take this into account as much as they should do. By all means try but just make sure you have a very realistic back up which you'll be very happy at.
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    Hello :hello:

    I'm thinking of applying to SOAS, Bristol, Royal Holloway, Nottingham and UCL. Nice to see some enthusiastic, budding economists
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    (Original post by Jasminge)
    it's just that my school was really really awful (it's been on the news about three times for being so crap) so i thought that maybe unis would take that into account like cambridge do. i go to a grammar school now which is far (faaar) better so i was hoping to get good a level grades and then maybe have a better chance in life! :/




    Can I ask what school that is ?
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    (Original post by -Illmatic-)
    Hello :hello:

    I'm thinking of applying to SOAS, Bristol, Royal Holloway, Nottingham and UCL. Nice to see some enthusiastic, budding economists
    Welcome! Pretty nice university choices, what subjects are you doing at the moment?
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    (Original post by tateco)
    Welcome! Pretty nice university choices, what subjects are you doing at the moment?
    Maths, F.Maths, Physics, Economics and German.

    How about you ?
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    I may apply...
    I have English, History, politics: A*A*A*
    I just sat Maths GCE and F.Maths: if I get A* in both I'll apply
    If not I'll continue to HKU
 
 
 
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