Hmmm Dan, you nerd ! (an eye for an eye hehe)
Overview of the A&F first year course :
- Financial accounting (first term) is challenging but interesting ; Management accounting (second term) is tough and, sadly, abysmally boring ; Finance (third term) is very short but seems good and the second year gets much more financial
- Economics B is hard (both micro and macro) but extremely interesting
Maths and stats :
You can choose between three options. Two full very hard modules (one of maths and one of stats, MA100 and ST102), with which my friends with A at A2FM are struggling ; two full very easy modules (not quite sure why you get to pick those, but choosing them pretty much rules out any real finance or microeconomics in subsequent years) ; and two half-modules, which Dan and me chose. MA107 is not difficult if you work regularly, simply because lecturers and teachers are good and the LSE textbook is brilliant (clear, concise explanations, worked examples and loads of exercises to train). It covers partial derivatives, constrained optimisation, elementary theory of the firm, recurrence equations, matrix algebra, first- and second_order differential equations and other stuff.
Stats is nothing like this. The concepts are very hard to grasp, exercises and hand-in problems are hard and here too you need to work very regularly.
If you pick MA107/ST107, you get a fourth module - I recommend ID100 Employment Relations.