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    As you're probably aware we are currently around six and a half weeks into the school term and as an AS level student, I'm becoming accustomed to sixth form education. I have taken four subjects; Business, Biology, Sport and English Lan, and looking at University courses I'm considering retaking some GCSEs if possible. This includes Maths (i achieved a C) mainly because of my general lack of interest at the time, which is insufficient for courses such as Economics and Business Management. Is it possible to take four A levels and retake a GCSE or two, perhaps under my own independent learning, at this stage of the academic year?
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    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you’ve posted in the right place? Posting in the specific Study Help forum should help get responses.

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    (Original post by nathangeorgiou)
    As you're probably aware we are currently around six and a half weeks into the school term and as an AS level student, I'm becoming accustomed to sixth form education. I have taken four subjects; Business, Biology, Sport and English Lan, and looking at University courses I'm considering retaking some GCSEs if possible. This includes Maths (i achieved a C) mainly because of my general lack of interest at the time, which is insufficient for courses such as Economics and Business Management. Is it possible to take four A levels and retake a GCSE or two, perhaps under my own independent learning, at this stage of the academic year?
    Anything is possible. But I wouldn't recommend going for 4 A2 PLUS resitting some GCSEs. 3 A-levels are enough. Do that, plus Maths GCSE.

    Hold on, most (all?) Economics degrees require Maths A-level.

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    Anything is possible. But I wouldn't recommend going for 4 A2 PLUS resitting some GCSEs. 3 A-levels are enough. Do that, plus Maths GCSE.

    Hold on, most (all?) Economics degrees require Maths A-level.

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    Not all Economics degrees require Maths A level (off the top of my head neither Birmingham or the BA at Leicester require A level maths, and there are many others, although they do often require a A or even A* at GCSE maths).
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    (Original post by AlexS101)
    Not all Economics degrees require Maths A level (off the top of my head neither Birmingham or the BA at Leicester require A level maths, and there are many others, although they do often require a A or even A* at GCSE maths).
    Yes Birmingham says A at GCSE if not offered at A-level. And Leicester is a B at GCSE. Neither of which the OP has.

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    Yes Birmingham says A at GCSE if not offered at A-level. And Leicester is a B at GCSE. Neither of which the OP has.

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    Which is exactly why OP is considering resitting GCSE Maths...
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    Which is exactly why OP is considering resitting GCSE Maths...
    Which I agreed he should do.
 
 
 
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