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    Hi Guys,

    If someone could help me, that would be great!

    I had a change of mind for my degree mid-way through year 12, and I decided I wanted to do economics at uni. However, after reading more into it, I realised there is a lot of mathematical content in there and a maths level, required or not, would be really useful.

    I didn't take maths because I didn't need it for my original course, but I regret it, as I done well at GCSE and now I do need it!

    The head of maths at my college will not let me take the full A level in one year but has offered me an AS in it (no statistics, only C1, C2 and D1).

    Would this be beneficial in helping me understand the maths at an economics degree?

    Any replies are welcome!

    Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by SJO1997)
    Hi Guys,

    If someone could help me, that would be great!

    I had a change of mind for my degree mid-way through year 12, and I decided I wanted to do economics at uni. However, after reading more into it, I realised there is a lot of mathematical content in there and a maths level, required or not, would be really useful.

    I didn't take maths because I didn't need it for my original course, but I regret it, as I done well at GCSE and now I do need it!

    The head of maths at my college will not let me take the full A level in one year but has offered me an AS in it (no statistics, only C1, C2 and D1).

    Would this be beneficial in helping me understand the maths at an economics degree?

    Any replies are welcome!

    Thanks in advance
    Yes, AS Maths will help you to understand parts of an Economics degree although Statistic modules would have helped even more. However for applying to universities, an A2 Maths would have been preferred.

    You thought of doing the whole A-level privately? Schools seem quite picky when it comes to letting people do an A-level in a year.
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    Depends where you want to go. Not everywhere requires it, and some offer maths support sessions.
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    (Original post by SheLikeTheMango)
    Yes, AS Maths will help you to understand parts of an Economics degree although Statistic modules would have helped even more. However for applying to universities, an A2 Maths would have been preferred.

    You thought of doing the whole A-level privately? Schools seem quite picky when it comes to letting people do an A-level in a year.
    Okay so should I do S1 S2 S3 instead of C1 C2D1 do you think?
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    (Original post by SJO1997)
    Okay so should I do S1 S2 S3 instead of C1 C2D1 do you think?
    You need C1 and C2 for a proper AS qualification in Maths. So do C1, C2 and S1. You can study S2 and S3 to further your knowledge for Economics at university. I think if you did FP1 with S2 and S3, then you can get an AS Further Maths qualification out of that.
 
 
 
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