A level choices-what im good at vs what unis want

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I feel i will succeed more if i do maths economics accounting psychology as i'm good at maths and enjoy the other two subjects
however i feel employers and unis will prefer if i do maths further maths physics/chemistry and economics at a level to get onto an economics and finance degree but in these four i don't think i will do as well as im most likely better at accounting than physics/chemistry as people make them out too be hardest a levels ever and im not amazingly good at science
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I feel i will succeed more if i do maths economics accounting psychology as i'm good at maths and enjoy the other two subjects
however i feel employers and unis will prefer if i do maths further maths physics/chemistry and economics at a level to get onto an economics and finance degree but in these four i don't think i will do as well as im most likely better at accounting than physics/chemistry as people make them out too be hardest a levels ever and im not amazingly good at science
Why not ditch the sciences and go for Maths, Further Maths, Economics and Accounting? They seem very respectable subjects. You're specialising early, yeah, but what's the harm if you know which pathway you want to go down? Unless option blocks are stopping you?
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Why not ditch the sciences and go for Maths, Further Maths, Economics and Accounting? They seem very respectable subjects. You're specialising early, yeah, but what's the harm if you know which pathway you want to go down? Unless option blocks are stopping you?
ahaha this is exaclty what i wanted to do but option blocks are stopping me from doing further maths and accoutning
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I feel i will succeed more if i do maths economics accounting psychology as i'm good at maths and enjoy the other two subjects
however i feel employers and unis will prefer if i do maths further maths physics/chemistry and economics at a level to get onto an economics and finance degree but in these four i don't think i will do as well as im most likely better at accounting than physics/chemistry as people make them out too be hardest a levels ever and im not amazingly good at science
what a minute...watch this and watch all of it and hopefully it will explain to you what i think you should do:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzcxOl4b7IA
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I feel i will succeed more if i do maths economics accounting psychology as i'm good at maths and enjoy the other two subjects
however i feel employers and unis will prefer if i do maths further maths physics/chemistry and economics at a level to get onto an economics and finance degree but in these four i don't think i will do as well as im most likely better at accounting than physics/chemistry as people make them out too be hardest a levels ever and im not amazingly good at science
You should obviously do what you're good at and what you think you will enjoy, as you're more likely to do well. No point getting average grades in maths, FM and chemistry when you could get better grades in economics, accounting and psychology
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ahaha this is exaclty what i wanted to do but option blocks are stopping me from doing further maths and accoutning
Why not do maths, further maths, economics and psychology.
Accounting isn't seen as a very respectable A level, and from personal experience, doing further maths helps with maths quite a lot.
Get high grades at AS (around aabb or higher) and drop psychology, and then continue to A2 with predictions of AAA or higher and you stand a very good chance of Oxbridge, LSE etc.
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I feel i will succeed more if i do maths economics accounting psychology as i'm good at maths and enjoy the other two subjects
however i feel employers and unis will prefer if i do maths further maths physics/chemistry and economics at a level to get onto an economics and finance degree but in these four i don't think i will do as well as im most likely better at accounting than physics/chemistry as people make them out too be hardest a levels ever and im not amazingly good at science
Any university with a competitive economics/finance course won't like your Economics and Accounting combination. If you look in the Russell Group guide, a guide which can help make your A-level choices as good as possible for potentially any competitive course in the future, it talks about how you should choose a range and not subjects which may overlap.

All four subjects are good A-levels to take, however accounting really should be changed unless there is absolutely nothing else. How about biology, history or geography for just the AS year?
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if you just want economics and finance courses then you can drop the accounting alevel and do psychology AS - psychology actually plays a fair role when it comes to introductions to finance markets and how to analyse them. An accounting degree yeah will give you some background knowledge but i think psychology would be more useful. If you wanted to do an accounting / accounting and finance degree even then, in your first year you'll just be relearning your A2 accounting stuff in less detail.
Further maths will be more useful for actually being able to read the more complicated finance related papers when they're using numerical systems and methods to discern influences in the stock markets. - I did AS FM (badly admittedly) but its helped a bit - A2 FM with statistics and FP modules will help considerably more.
psychology plays a role in economics and finance but its expendable in favour of maths, Fmaths and economics at A2 are solid for uni applications.

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ahaha this is exaclty what i wanted to do but option blocks are stopping me from doing further maths and accoutning
Ah, unlucky. Personally, if you're doing the new A levels, I'd just pick the three subjects- Maths, Further Maths, Economics. Most universities stopped looking for a fourth AS since the government scrapped January resits.
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Ah, unlucky. Personally, if you're doing the new A levels, I'd just pick the three subjects- Maths, Further Maths, Economics. Most universities stopped looking for a fourth AS since the government scrapped January resits.
really?howcomes?
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really?howcomes?
Some universities (eg- Warwick) used to ask for an additional C or above at AS- as well as the three A2 grades- because students had the opportunity to resit any AS exams the following January, thus not interfering with the A2 exam season in June. Now this isn't the case, I suppose they feel it would be too much to expect us to be able to resit that fourth AS subject, sit any other AS resits to secure good A2 results and sit the A2 exams themselves, within the allocated May-June exam period.
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