Should I chose Economics or Maths A-level ? :S

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I am a bright student currently in year 11 and am really looking to keep my options varied and broad. I am currently thinking of taking English Literature , History , Economics and Chemistry , I have studied all of them before and get A* in them all apart from economics which I have not studied. I am not sure about choosing between Economics or Maths and which would set me up to better choices. I can find Maths interesting ,but now maybe whether it is due to the teachers, the syllabus or myself it has become boring. I achieved an A* in maths GCSE in year 10 but am unsure of whether to pursue it because my ability is not as high as other students. I wan't my options to allow me to pursue a lot of things, and which would be better to do this? I would like to be ABLE to study subjects such as Law , History , Sociology , English Lit etc. in Uni so which would be the best? Because of my ability I am aiming for universities such as Oxbridge and other high rankers, which would they favour more? Or should I pick a completely different subject? Please Help.
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I would opt for maths for several reasons....

1. You know you have natural ability (regardless of your peer group) an A* is stella grounding!

2. Maximises potential courses post sixth form - you could still study Economics at University but not vice versa

3. Maths is logically

4. Balances your options - 2 arts and 2 science
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doesnt really matter, just do the one youd enjoy most
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doesnt really matter, just do the one youd enjoy most
That is the point , I don't know which I would prefer and which I want.
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Why choose Chemistry? If I were you, I would choose English Lit, History, Economics and Mathematics. Chemistry won't really help with any of your uni options, and plus, most chemistry students want to either get into Medicine/Dentistry or some science based subject such as Pharmacy. I'm just saying this because Chemistry looks really odd from the other three choices.
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Why choose Chemistry? If I were you, I would choose English Lit, History, Economics and Mathematics. Chemistry won't really help with any of your uni options, and plus, most chemistry students want to either get into Medicine/Dentistry or some science based subject such as Pharmacy. I'm just saying this because Chemistry looks really odd from the other three choices.
That seems to centred around maths but is a good idea.
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That is the point , I don't know which I would prefer and which I want.
try reading the sylabus, for economics read some econ news articles etc
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I am a bright student currently in year 11 and am really looking to keep my options varied and broad. I am currently thinking of taking English Literature , History , Economics and Chemistry , I have studied all of them before and get A* in them all apart from economics which I have not studied. I am not sure about choosing between Economics or Maths and which would set me up to better choices. I can find Maths interesting ,but now maybe whether it is due to the teachers, the syllabus or myself it has become boring. I achieved an A* in maths GCSE in year 10 but am unsure of whether to pursue it because my ability is not as high as other students. I wan't my options to allow me to pursue a lot of things, and which would be better to do this? I would like to be ABLE to study subjects such as Law , History , Sociology , English Lit etc. in Uni so which would be the best? Because of my ability I am aiming for universities such as Oxbridge and other high rankers, which would they favour more? Or should I pick a completely different subject? Please Help.
Maths is both more respected and more versatile as an A-level. If you're already doing two essay subjects, you should be fine for humanities at top universities, and if you're looking to keep your options open, Maths is one of the best A-levels to go with. Unless you adore Economics, I would pick Maths.
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