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    I am having some serious thoughts about deferring my year and reapplying to better universities next year. On results day I got A*AB in Business, Geography and Maths respectively. In AS' In maths I averaged a very high A (Around 88%) however this year I seriously messed up on D1 and didn't do as well as hoped in C3 and C4. This B in maths therefore resulted in rejections from Univesity of Bath and Bristol, as in Economics an A is very much preferred. Ultimately I plan to enter a career in Finance (either IB or Asset Management) so I was wondering what people were thinking for whether to retake my maths this year to try and get an A or an A* and therefore get into a better and more prestigious university to increase graduate prospects into this industry.
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    (Original post by DomWoodcock)
    I am having some serious thoughts about deferring my year and reapplying to better universities next year. On results day I got A*AB in Business, Geography and Maths respectively. In AS' In maths I averaged a very high A (Around 88%) however this year I seriously messed up on D1 and didn't do as well as hoped in C3 and C4. This B in maths therefore resulted in rejections from Univesity of Bath and Bristol, as in Economics an A is very much preferred. Ultimately I plan to enter a career in Finance (either IB or Asset Management) so I was wondering what people were thinking for whether to retake my maths this year to try and get an A or an A* and therefore get into a better and more prestigious university to increase graduate prospects into this industry.
    So what would you think if you didn't achieve the higher grade, and/or didn't get the offers you want?

    "prestige" is much over-rated as a pathway to good career prospects. What counts most is you and what you make of your uni experience, wherever it is.
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    (Original post by DomWoodcock)
    I am having some serious thoughts about deferring my year and reapplying to better universities next year. On results day I got A*AB in Business, Geography and Maths respectively. In AS' In maths I averaged a very high A (Around 88%) however this year I seriously messed up on D1 and didn't do as well as hoped in C3 and C4. This B in maths therefore resulted in rejections from Univesity of Bath and Bristol, as in Economics an A is very much preferred. Ultimately I plan to enter a career in Finance (either IB or Asset Management) so I was wondering what people were thinking for whether to retake my maths this year to try and get an A or an A* and therefore get into a better and more prestigious university to increase graduate prospects into this industry.
    Unless you're an exceptional candidate, it's hard to break into IB/AM from a non-target uni. If you only want to study economics at university then you'll effectively have to have an A* in maths to get into the target schools that offer economics. It will be hard to get an offer from a target with a B in maths (even if you are resitting).
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    Unless you're an exceptional candidate, it's hard to break into IB/AM from a non-target uni. If you only want to study economics at university then you'll effectively have to have an A* in maths to get into the target schools that offer economics. It will be hard to get an offer from a target with a B in maths (even if you are resitting).
    Yeah that's the reason behind me withdrawing my application. The target universities from what I've read are mostly the G5, then places such as Bath, Bristol, Durham, LSE etc. So I shall be reapplying to a few of the top ones outside of the G5, as they mostly only require an A in maths. I have given a few of them calls, and they will likely offer a similar condition to what they did last year which was (A*AA-AAA) which is very achievable for me
 
 
 
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