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    I got a B at maths GCSE (one off an A) and don't do it for A-level. I want to do either accounting and finance or economics at uni. I know accounting and finance is the easier option;however, i want to know if you think i can manage an Economics BA degree. How much maths is required and how much harder is it compared to A-level?
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    (Original post by KSIOlajideBT)
    I got a B at maths GCSE (one off an A) and don't do it for A-level. I want to do either accounting and finance or economics at uni. I know accounting and finance is the easier option;however, i want to know if you think i can manage an Economics BA degree. How much maths is required and how much harder is it compared to A-level?

    Hi there, I was in the exact same situation as you are last year! I got an A at gcse but didn't do maths a level. I am currently in my second year of my economics course and have found the math in the first year reasonably straight forward. However I did have to work and study a lot harder than some of my course mates that had done a level maths. Its not impossible by no means, you just have to put in the work. Statistics usually catches people out though, and it a real pain! at my university we had to study maths 1, maths 2, stats 1 and stats 2 during our first year. A lot of maths in first year is rather basic, the only puzzling part is when the economics is mixed in and it becomes more of a headache to solve. I really didn't understand most of the maths but I just knew what formulas to use and picked up certain patterns. I know it sounds pretty bizarre but it didn't make a whole lot of sense to me but I did got 2:1's on pretty much every single exam!

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by goeimak)
    Hi there, I was in the exact same situation as you are last year! I got an A at gcse but didn't do maths a level. I am currently in my second year of my economics course and have found the math in the first year reasonably straight forward. However I did have to work and study a lot harder than some of my course mates that had done a level maths. Its not impossible by no means, you just have to put in the work. Statistics usually catches people out though, and it a real pain! at my university we had to study maths 1, maths 2, stats 1 and stats 2 during our first year. A lot of maths in first year is rather basic, the only puzzling part is when the economics is mixed in and it becomes more of a headache to solve. I really didn't understand most of the maths but I just knew what formulas to use and picked up certain patterns. I know it sounds pretty bizarre but it didn't make a whole lot of sense to me but I did got 2:1's on pretty much every single exam!

    Good luck!
    WOW congrats dude! What uni did you got to? Do you think economics and finance may be a better option for someone like me? Thanks for helping me out
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    Can I ask why you decided not to do maths at A-level? What other subjects are you doing?
 
 
 

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