Iv wanted to become a stock broker for quite some time now, im currently in year 10 going into year 11. Iv only done one gcse this year for my double science the rest were mocks (shown below)
English - A* (mock) 2 GCSE GRADES
Maths. - B (mock) 1 GCSE GRADES
Science - A/A* (predicted) 2 GCSE GRADES
Business - A (predicted) 2 GCSE GRADES
French - C (mock) 1 GCSE GRADE
History - B/A (predicted & mock) 1 GCSE GRADE
Computer Science - B/A (predicted) 1 GCSE GRADE
These are the following grades i have got or predicted which dosent mean i wont get higher in some cases, i was wondering what would i have to do once iv left year 11 what courses in college or sixth form, then what grades would i need to obtain in a level to go into uni and what would i study at uni and once i graduate then what would i have to do. I would appreciate it so much!
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- Thread Starter
- 05-07-2014 14:09
- 05-07-2014 15:13
Did you just google highest paying jobs?
- 05-07-2014 15:15
In all seriousness maths is the key subject. Do a mathematical based subject at Uni ( maths, economics). For A levels you should consider maths, further maths and economics. One concern is your low maths grade though.
- 05-07-2014 15:16
In regards to the OP, technically you "could" become a stockbroker now, buy stocks from other brokers and sell at a higher price (with commission) to your customers.
I agree with the above poster in regards to maths, you need to get A* (or maybe an A) at GCSE and then you should ideally do Further Maths at college to get into the likes of LSE.
Do a course like Economics (although Maths/Physics/Engineering are equally good, sometimes better due to the high level of mathematical skills required) at a top uni (Oxbridge/LSE/Warwick/Imperial/UCL/Durham)
Last edited by Heimdall; 05-07-2014 at 15:19.
- 05-07-2014 15:33
Just searched it on google http://www.hotcourses.com/careers-uk...rsadvice.htmln
they recommend maths and a language is also useful but not essential.
Since maths isn't your strongest area maybe if you could get it up to a A just do maths at A level and not further maths you definitely need an A* in maths to do well in further maths. I would also do Economics or business and then any other subject probably history or english as you need good oral skills.
I wouldn't say maths is essential though not in the slightest. So if you feel you will struggle It wouldn't be a disaster maybe do accountancy or finance if offered at sixth formLast edited by kingdoo; 05-07-2014 at 15:36.