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How powerful is an A in further math??

if i apply to LSE for accounting or Cam for economics, will the admission tutor be impressed by the grade in this subject? does it carry more weighting than other subjects in reflecting one's intellectual ability?
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How powerful is an A in further math??

if i apply to LSE for accounting or Cam for economics, will the admission tutor be impressed by the grade in this subject? does it carry more weighting than other subjects in reflecting one's intellectual ability?
Don't think it carries that much extra weighting. It'll be impressive, but it won't be everything. And it's Maths.
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I think an A in further maths is a very strong asset. The extra maths (and at an advanced level) would definitely come in handy for university economics.
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For courses/subjects related to maths,
you will need a good "STEP" result...
STEP= sixth term examination paper.

BTW: STEP is really tough, in my opinion...
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...no you won't, that's only Cambridge and Warwick, and Warwick only ask for low STEP grades.
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...no you won't, that's only Cambridge and Warwick, and Warwick only ask for low STEP grades.
A '2' ain't that low you know
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Fair point, any pass in STEP is very admirable
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How powerful is an A in further math??

if i apply to LSE for accounting or Cam for economics, will the admission tutor be impressed by the grade in this subject? does it carry more weighting than other subjects in reflecting one's intellectual ability?
Not a requirement at all, I believe. Further Maths carries more weight when applying for subjects such as Maths, Physics and Engineering. My housemate was offered LSE - ABB Maths Econs Accounts. Doing Accounting and Finance. And isn't F Maths is 100% A2 component? You won't get an AS grade for it.
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(Original post by David_Frank)
For courses/subjects related to maths,
you will need a good "STEP" result...
STEP= sixth term examination paper.

BTW: STEP is really tough, in my opinion...
cam only ask for STEP for maths. warwick sometimes ask for maths, maths + phys etc, unless you do further maths.

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It looks good yes, especially if its the fourth alevel. Its bloody difficult though!
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I think it looks very impressive - most applicants will have 3 As but an A in Further Maths sets you apart from the field - not many have the aptitude to do Further Maths it shows you are genuinely smart. I have heard that Cambridge and the LSE are very keen on it even if you are applying for straight Economics - their courses are mathematical as well. Anywhere else and it's not really worth doing, but I know Cambridge have suggested that they appreciate Further (even to AS level) and LSE have so many applicants that look almost identical on paper.
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