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    I plan on studying economics or something like business mathematics at university but the thing is; I'm not doing economics AS. I'm doing maths, further maths, biology, chemistry and physics. I would have taken economics too but I'm also interested in degrees like biochemistry/engineering and some of my teachers said economics isn't necessary. But what're my chances into getting into a top university like LSE, Cambridge or UCL without having done an A-Level in the subject?
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    I very much doubt your chances would be affected at all considering the strength of your other subjects. I'm no expert though.
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    yeh you dont need it, but an essay subject is highly desirable, so perhaps you could take up Economics AS or History.
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    (Original post by ba_ba1)
    yeh you dont need it, but an essay subject is highly desirable, so perhaps you could take up Economics AS or History.
    I'd say History would be the stronger of the two. Although Economics at A level is very essay-based, I'm pretty sure that universities don't see it as sufficient proof of your essay writing ability, something that History, English or even Geography to a lesser extent would demonstrate.

    You don't need A level Economics for BSc Economics, people have got on fine because at university, it's a big Economics revamp and so, it provides a good starting point for those who haven't had experience of it at A level. Obviously, it would help if you could take it, because you'd have an idea of the principles, but from what I've heard, university and A level are very different.

    The important thing to remember is that if you don't do Economics A level but you want to do it at university, read books around the subject so that you can justify your passion for the subject to the Admissions Tutors in your personal statement.

    Hope this helps,

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    If your school offers Economics and you're not taking it, it looks very suspect.
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    Oh, sorry. I must have mis-read your post. *slaps himself*. If your school offers Economics at A level, then you should definitely take it, as the extremely observant (!) ba_ba1 has aforementioned. It doesn't really cut it with the Admissions Tutors when you have a burning passion for Economics (like we all do ) but you don't take it at A level when it is available to you. If you're really stuck, take AS Economics outside of school. I'm only in year 11but from what I've heard, it's fairly straightforward.

    Hope this helps,

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