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    Hello, I am starting year 12 next year and I really want to pick the best subjects I possibly can plus feel able that I can do well in them. The subjects I currently have in mind are:

    Biology
    Government and Politics
    Computer Science
    Sociology
    Religious Studies
    History

    Which out of these subjects would be the best 4 choices? My dream is to one day break into the world of finance (IB & HF) so I understand that Maths is important but I'm not passionate about it so don't feel like I'll do well in it plus I got a B at GCSE.

    I heard that as long as you pick 4 respected A levels and do very well in them, and then go on to do a good course at a good Uni, the finance world is still very open, is this true as well?

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    B in GCSE maths
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    All of those subjects are fine.
    Sociology would be considered the weakest as many find it easy. But it's good to have one easy A level out of the 3/4 as it puts less stress and pressure on you One 'weaker' A level is fine as long as you have two stronger ones with it.

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    B in GCSE maths
    And I got a C in GCSE maths, what you gonna do about it???
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    (Original post by Strawberry68)

    And I got a C in GCSE maths, what you gonna do about it???
    Not reflective of your academic skill but it's kind of a prerequisite for banking. lol.
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    (Original post by Brandon766)
    Hello, I am starting year 12 next year and I really want to pick the best subjects I possibly can plus feel able that I can do well in them. The subjects I currently have in mind are:

    Biology
    Government and Politics
    Computer Science
    Sociology
    Religious Studies
    History

    Which out of these subjects would be the best 4 choices? My dream is to one day break into the world of finance (IB & HF) so I understand that Maths is important but I'm not passionate about it so don't feel like I'll do well in it plus I got a B at GCSE.
    If you want to work in Fianance but couldn't find the ability and/or motivation to do better than a B in GCSE maths then I would consider other options.
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    You want to do finance - you need maths. Simple as. Although you got a B at GCSE (which is still good; well done), you'll be able to continue to A -Level if you haven't already picked your options. A 'good' university is something that I would class as the Russell Group universities; they released a list of their 'facilitating' (good) subjects last year:

    Biology
    Chemistry
    English Literature
    French
    Geography
    German
    History
    Maths
    Physics
    Spanish

    You can find the complete list on this link: http://www.russellgroup.org/InformedChoices-latest.pdf

    Also, Trinity College Cambridge also release a list of their 'hardest' subjects to take at A-Level: http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/admissions...l-combinations

    Hope this helps - any combination without maths or economics won't get you very far in the world of finance, I'm afraid.
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    (Original post by High Stakes)
    Not reflective of your academic skill but it's kind of a prerequisite for banking. lol.
    It was my worst GCSE grade
    I had no maths teacher all year 10, he vanished one day so I had 7 supply teachers telling my class to work out a text book
 
 
 

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