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    (Original post by NickLCFC)
    Bad advice. Most universities require A level Maths for both economics and physics.
    I'm definitely doing Maths, and probably/almost definitely FM. I want to stretch myself and I'm willing to work hard.
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    i think you should do maths and further maths, physics and philosophy. philosophy and mathematics go well together and so does mathematics and physics. there's an overlap between philosophy and mathematics in logic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logic) and 'the philosophy of mathematics'. loads of mathematicians were also philosophers; e.g. pascal and descartes
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    (Original post by petrus123)
    I am thinking of studying Maths, FM, Philosophy Pre-U, and Economics. But should I do Physics instead of Econ. I'm interested in Economics, but I'm also scoring highly in Physics.
    It depends, what do you want to study at university?
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    (Original post by Raees_Sharif)
    i think you should do maths and further maths, physics and philosophy. philosophy and mathematics go well together and so does mathematics and physics. there's an overlap between philosophy and mathematics in logic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logic) and 'the philosophy of mathematics'. loads of mathematicians were also philosophers; e.g. pascal and descartes
    Thanks for the advice. That's why I'm thinking of Maths, FM, and Philosophy. But then Economics seems very interesting and relevant - and even perhaps a degree possibility - so it's a tough choice for me.
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    (Original post by hoping4Astars)
    It depends, what do you want to study at university?
    The problem is that I don't really know yet :/
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    (Original post by petrus123)
    Thanks for the advice. That's why I'm thinking of Maths, FM, and Philosophy. But then Economics seems very interesting and relevant - and even perhaps a degree possibility - so it's a tough choice for me.
    i don't know your capabilities but have you considered taking all five? you could drop one or even two of them at A2 Level.
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    (Original post by petrus123)
    I'm definitely doing Maths, and probably/almost definitely FM. I want to stretch myself and I'm willing to work hard.
    Good choice, especially if you want to get into a competitive university.
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    (Original post by petrus123)
    The problem is that I don't really know yet :/
    Is it anything related to physics or economics (e.g. engineering, natural sciences, philosophy, ppe)? You must have some idea.
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    (Original post by Raees_Sharif)
    i don't know your capabilities but have you considered taking all five? you could drop one or even two of them at A2 Level.
    I thought about it, but I don't think it's a great idea. Our school doesn't recommend 5, and I want to aim for top grades (which will be harder with an extra subject). You don't need 5 subjects for uni, and I'm also probably going to do some other stuff (a programming project of some sort in sixth form + 2 or 3 Music Grade 8 exams in the next two years...)
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    (Original post by NickLCFC)
    Good choice, especially if you want to get into a competitive university.
    What's with the bold text fam?
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    (Original post by hoping4Astars)
    What's with the bold text fam?
    I just like writing in bold text tbh fam
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    (Original post by NickLCFC)
    I just like writing in bold text tbh fam
    Alright then
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    (Original post by petrus123)
    I thought about it, but I don't think it's a great idea. Our school doesn't recommend 5, and I want to aim for top grades (which will be harder with an extra subject). You don't need 5 subjects for uni, and I'm also probably going to do some other stuff (a programming project of some sort in sixth form + 2 or 3 Music Grade 8 exams in the next two years...)
    economics and philosophy are both tier 1 subjects according to cambridge's list of accepted subjects. however, neither of them are facilitating subjects which means no russell group universities require economics or philosophy for entry into any course. whichever you pick, you won't be disadvantaged in university admission for not taking the other; pick which one fascinates you the most.
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    (Original post by Raees_Sharif)
    economics and philosophy are both tier 1 subjects according to cambridge's list of accepted subjects. however, neither of them are facilitating subjects which means no russell group universities require economics or philosophy for entry into any course. whichever you pick, you won't be disadvantaged in university admission for not taking the other; pick which one fascinates you the most.
    Thanks Would you recommend any specific resources for piquing my curiosity (or realising I don't have much) in Physics?
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    (Original post by petrus123)
    OK. Thanks. I'm intending to work hard and I'm also planning on doing the KhanAcademy Microeconomics and Macroeconomics courses over the summer as a fun intro

    If i were you I would do Economics if looking to study it or Philosophy or something related at uni. Do Physics if you're more likely to do maths or computing, as it will be far more relevant.
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    (Original post by petrus123)
    Thanks Would you recommend any specific resources for piquing my curiosity (or realising I don't have much) in Physics?
    i didn't do physics a-level so i can't offer any solid advice. i can recommend you watch some physics videos or read some physics book to see if it interests you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2TM...wCk_xh7TLgXZ7P
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    (Original post by TimGB)
    If i were you I would do Economics if looking to study it or Philosophy or something related at uni. Do Physics if you're more likely to do maths or computing, as it will be far more relevant.
    Maths and Computing are also subjects I enjoy and am (relatively) good at, although I think maybe the Economics route might be for me. From what I can see, if I decide I actually want to study Maths or Comp Sci, I have the required subjects with Maths+FM.
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    (Original post by Raees_Sharif)
    i didn't do physics a-level so i can't offer any solid advice. i can recommend you watch some physics videos or read some physics book to see if it interests you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2TM...wCk_xh7TLgXZ7P
    Thanks

    EDIT: Wow This is a school friend of my Physics teacher from a couple of years ago - I've been watching his GCSE videos for revision!
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    (Original post by petrus123)
    Maths and Computing are also subjects I enjoy and am (relatively) good at, although I think maybe the Economics route might be for me. From what I can see, if I decide I actually want to study Maths or Comp Sci, I have the required subjects with Maths+FM.

    The typical maths combo is Maths-FM-Physics, but I'm not sure how much of an effect it will have on your chances if you don't take physics. As a maths undergraduate, I think computer science would be a lot more applicable (we write computer programs instead of essays for coursework).
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    (Original post by TimGB)
    The typical maths combo is Maths-FM-Physics, but I'm not sure how much of an effect it will have on your chances if you don't take physics. As a maths undergraduate, I think computer science would be a lot more applicable (we write computer programs instead of essays for coursework).
    Both sound fun - I'll just have to take a look. I'm just a little concerned that doing

    Philosophy, Maths+FM+Physics
    = Philosophy + Maths + Applied Maths + More Maths + More Applied Maths + Very Applied Maths and might be too specialised...

    EDIT: Sorry if I've made a mistake in writing this; it's just my fear, backed by virtually no evidence whatsoever.
 
 
 
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