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Wiggledinho
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Seems to be the in A level and Degree at the moment. Everyone I speak seems to be doing it or planning to do it. Whats the attraction? Economics A level is definitely not required for a Economics degree and an Economics degree is certainly not required for a career in the city, finance etc. I just wondered why so many people are doing it as my friend is obsessed by it and thinks its the best thing since sliced bread.
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Because people think they might enjoy it or currently like it?

It's a case of individual differences, not everyone will enjoy the same subjects.
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Economics is one of the most dynamic and relevant subjects in todays world. Plus most schools never offer gcse economics, so doing it at a level will be a fresh start for most people and therefore fairly inviting.
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(Original post by Jkizer)
Economics is one of the most dynamic and relevant subjects in todays world. Plus most schools never offer gcse economics, so doing it at a level will be a fresh start for most people and therefore fairly inviting.
This.

It's also well represented for Careers in Investment Banking. Without Economics A-level, you'd struggle to get into the top universities for Economics. To be honest, it's my most favourite subject.. by a stretch. I've learned so much from studying it.
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It's a fantastic combination of mathematics on the one hand and psychology on the other, all with the intention of understanding why and how we make certain decisions based on what we have and what we don't have. As a degree, it can lead to careers in a wide range of sectors as a huge range of skills are developed in gaining the qualification. Unfortunately, I think many people take it because of the bright lights of IB (as Abdul just pointed out) and don't exactly share the passion for the subject its self, where this would be the case more so for subjects such as philosophy.
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