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hhforever
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Hi to all BAEcon students who are currently studying or studied before,

I would like to ask how relevant is your A lvl to your course, like example maths, and how deep does it require you to know, eg high level of differentiation integration etc.

Thanks!
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(Original post by hhforever)
Hi to all BAEcon students who are currently studying or studied before,

I would like to ask how relevant is your A lvl to your course, like example maths, and how deep does it require you to know, eg high level of differentiation integration etc.

Thanks!
If you have done A-level Maths then they will place you in the Advanced Maths and Advanced Stats class to fit your level. I'm on the BA Econ and don't worry as long as you are fairly familiar with things like differentiation etc. you should be fine. They provide introductions into each of the topics to help people get up to scratch with things. All my friends who did the advanced course got 1st or high 2.1 and they didn't do any summer revision before starting the course.
The Economics degree in general does contain maths/stats if you choose to do econometric based modules, if you just do the core macro/micro modules then its just basic differentiation and rearranging stuff. But don't worry, first year will be fairly straight forward.
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I'm also a BAEcon student, but specialising in Politics.

As Luxray said, they place you in different groups for both Maths and Economics based on whether you did GCSE / AS / A2 Maths / Economics. If you aren't specialising in Economics, then you can avoid doing Maths by doing a module called Engaging in Social Research.

I found that for my politics modules, the background knowledge that my A Level gave me was helpful, but not directly relevant as the A Level focused on UK / EU politics, whereas the modules were more international / philosophical. The Criminology module that I did had a great deal of relevance to both Politics and Psychology A Levels.

In short, it depends on which subjects you did at A Level and which modules you pick. However, you can expect to build on anything that you have previously learned.
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