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    Please don't neg I've tried to not put anything in here which is neggable :cool:

    I am looking to take:

    Maths
    Chemistry
    Economics
    Gov&Pol

    Would this limit my options at all? Possibly looking at Econ at University.

    People (namely my mother who didn't actually go to uni, yeah, nice one) trying to advise me taking two "softer" subjects like Economics and Politics which is BS I know as it says on the Russell Group's website that they are considered "harder"

    But I'm not worried about that as I know I'll work hard to try and get good grades.

    I'm going to get 21 A*s at GCSE like everybody else here on TSR but seriously they wont be a problem.

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    I think you know the answer from what you've put I'm pretty sure they'd be OK, even if they are soft (which I don't believe they are) you'd have Maths and Chemistry to balance it out.

    Still, if you're still unsure, or if you need proper evidence for your mother, look at universities you'd be interested in, or even just the top 10, and see what their opinion is. I say top 10 as they will be the most competitive ones to get into, so they're more likely to have harsher guidelines - if they allow G&P then it's likely most other universities will.
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    (Original post by MacDaddi)
    I am looking to take:

    Maths
    Chemistry
    Economics
    Gov&Pol

    Would this limit my options at all? Possibly looking at Econ at University.

    People (namely my mother who didn't actually go to uni, yeah, nice one) trying to advise me taking two "softer" subjects like Economics and Politics which is BS I know as it says on the Russell Group's website that they are considered "harder"

    But I'm not worried about that as I know I'll work hard to try and get good grades.

    I'm going to get 21 A*s at GCSE like everybody else here on TSR but seriously they wont be a problem.

    Advice? Thanks guys
    Your options won't limit you at all especially for a maths/economics degree. But if you feel you may want to do a science degree often Biology is required. Also you don't need A-level economics for an economics degree but it does provide with basic understanding and is fun. Economics and Politics are not soft, I did both at AS and half the class failed to hit a C.


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    (Original post by brendonbackflip)
    I think you know the answer from what you've put I'm pretty sure they'd be OK, even if they are soft (which I don't believe they are) you'd have Maths and Chemistry to balance it out.

    Still, if you're still unsure, or if you need proper evidence for your mother, look at universities you'd be interested in, or even just the top 10, and see what their opinion is. I say top 10 as they will be the most competitive ones to get into, so they're more likely to have harsher guidelines - if they allow G&P then it's likely most other universities will.
    Thanks! From what I've heard they won't be a problem, but it's just convincing her really. The person supervising my options has said that there shouldn't be a problem wiht the subjects, as long as I get the grades.
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    (Original post by Alex360)
    Your options won't limit you at all especially for a maths/economics degree. But if you feel you may want to do a science degree often Biology is required. Also you don't need A-level economics for an economics degree but it does provide with basic understanding and is fun. Economics and Politics are not soft, I did both at AS and half the class failed to hit a C.


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    Thanks! I thought that whilst it isnt required by unis I would be at a disadvantage against other students who have taken Economics or Further Maths.
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    (Original post by MacDaddi)
    Thanks! I thought that whilst it isnt required by unis I would be at a disadvantage against other students who have taken Economics or Further Maths.
    Nope not at all. You do next to no maths in Economics AS. I got a C at GCSE Maths (awful at maths) and found it pretty easy. There's 4 simple formulas in unit 1 (microeconomics) but you're allowed a calculator on the exam, and a maths question doesn't always even come up in the exam.


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    (Original post by MacDaddi)

    I'm going to get 21 A*s at GCSE like everybody else here on TSR but seriously they wont be a problem.
    You were doing well at trying not to get negged, until you slipped that line in there. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Alex360)
    Nope not at all. You do next to no maths in Economics AS. I got a C at GCSE Maths (awful at maths) and found it pretty easy. There's 4 simple formulas in unit 1 (microeconomics) but you're allowed a calculator on the exam, and a maths question doesn't always even come up in the exam.


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    Great, thanks. I'm pretty good at Maths, I hope I'll come out with a good grade there. Grateful for the advice
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    You were doing well at trying not to get negged, until you slipped that line in there. :rolleyes:
    I was hoping for a bit of pos rep there! Obviously all the butthurt 21 A* students throwing their rattle out of the pram!

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