I am a Year 11 student and for A-Level I have been planning to do English Literature, History, Government and Politics, and Maths. I would really enjoy reading English or History at Oxford. However, the idea of doing Economics instead of Maths has caught my attention.
Firstly, I know that Maths is valued a lot more than Economics, as it's one of those purely academic subjects. Yet, I feel like I would enjoy doing Economics a lot more than Maths as I feel it compliments History and Politics very well. I've also started reading Capital by Karl Marx and I'm finding the subject matter really interesting.
Yesterday, I consulted the deputy head at my school (who happens to be the Economics teacher) and he was adamant that I should do Maths if I wanted to get into an Oxbridge college.
How much harder would it be for me to be admitted at Oxford if I were to do Economics instead of Maths? Would I be severely hampered?
What should I do?