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I am studying Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Economics and Critical Thinking at the moment aswel as AS Further Maths over the two years and I want to apply for Economics at Cambridge and LSE : would it be preferable to drop say Physics next year and continue Further Maths to A2? Will it be easier to get into Cambridge with Further Maths?

i think it makes a difference i phoned up askign about economics for IB and the guy wanted a 7 in HL maths now people will debate this but a 7 in HL maths is defintily, consiering time restrictions etc harder to get than an A in normal maths and prob nearing as hard as further maths, although obviously furhter is more stuff but erm eyah i think having further is helpful. but then u have economics so i don't think it should be a problem.

I'm doing Econ atm, I didn't do F maths, and nor did 1 other economist at my college. The other 4 did F Maths, one to AS, two to A2, and one actually did additional further maths.

It's not needed to get in - the interview assesses your analytical powers, they don't seem too interested in how good you are at maths. However, as someone has said, life will be a bit easier once you get here, as you'll understand the maths (to begin with) rather than learning it anew.

It's not needed to get in - the interview assesses your analytical powers, they don't seem too interested in how good you are at maths. However, as someone has said, life will be a bit easier once you get here, as you'll understand the maths (to begin with) rather than learning it anew.

I would bin the critical thinking (it won't be part of your offer) and take up the full Further Maths A level. It will also be a great help for Maths A level

The best thing to do is to disregard anecdotal evidence and focus on what Cambridge themselves say, which is that the only essential is Maths AS level. Though the majority of colleges will require Maths A2.

The only other subjects listed as desirable are Economics and History. That means they'll benefit your application, but their absence won't lead to rejection.

Further Mathematics is considered useful by Christ's, Churchill, Downing, Newnham, Gonville and Caius, Magdalene, and Queens' Colleges.

So, dependant on where you want to apply, if you would prefer Physics to F Maths, do Physics. The most important stage of the application will be the interview, in any case.

The only other subjects listed as desirable are Economics and History. That means they'll benefit your application, but their absence won't lead to rejection.

Further Mathematics is considered useful by Christ's, Churchill, Downing, Newnham, Gonville and Caius, Magdalene, and Queens' Colleges.

So, dependant on where you want to apply, if you would prefer Physics to F Maths, do Physics. The most important stage of the application will be the interview, in any case.

quite worried now! im only doing AS and A2 maths in my 2nd year of college, didnt even consider further maths! got an interview on sat tho. readin this thread my chances seem slim to none!

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quite worried now! im only doing AS and A2 maths in my 2nd year of college, didnt even consider further maths! got an interview on sat tho. readin this thread my chances seem slim to none!

Chill! You've got an interview. Focus on your strengths and not on what you perceive you don't have. Good Luck!!!

haha thank you surprisingly im not normally a nervous person. just dnt really like the sound of the "short test" in case its full of maths i havent come across yet! : )

Original post by Apagg

The best thing to do is to disregard anecdotal evidence and focus on what Cambridge themselves say, which is that the only essential is Maths AS level. Though the majority of colleges will require Maths A2.

The only other subjects listed as desirable are Economics and History. That means they'll benefit your application, but their absence won't lead to rejection.

Further Mathematics is considered useful by Christ's, Churchill, Downing, Newnham, Gonville and Caius, Magdalene, and Queens' Colleges.

So, dependant on where you want to apply, if you would prefer Physics to F Maths, do Physics. The most important stage of the application will be the interview, in any case.

The only other subjects listed as desirable are Economics and History. That means they'll benefit your application, but their absence won't lead to rejection.

Further Mathematics is considered useful by Christ's, Churchill, Downing, Newnham, Gonville and Caius, Magdalene, and Queens' Colleges.

So, dependant on where you want to apply, if you would prefer Physics to F Maths, do Physics. The most important stage of the application will be the interview, in any case.

Hey, I would like to apply to Corpus Christi this year, do you think doing AS further math stats in my free time will be beneficial for the course?

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Hey, I would like to apply to Corpus Christi this year, do you think doing AS further math stats in my free time will be beneficial for the course?

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- Chances for Economics at Cambridge?
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- Grades of 4th A level FM for Economics with 3 A* in other A levels
- What should I do with my A-Levels to get into Cambridge or Oxford?
- Economics and Law a levels
- Further Maths as a 3rd A-Level subject
- Cambridge economics
- Could i get into Cambridge economics?
- Should I apply to cambridge or apply elsewhere and strengthen my application?
- Should I drop a subject?
- University application help
- Cambridge vs Oxford Economics
- Math/Econ degree with only A level math?
- 4th A-Level subject for Cam Maths?
- Which Uni should I give a try to
- Further Maths for UCL
- Cambridge University, Economics
- Regretting course im applying for
- is my mid scores in english language and fm putting me at a disadvantage

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