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    I've just submitted my a level options which are:

    - Maths
    - Physics
    - Economics
    - History
    - + Turkish A level

    I want to study pure Economics at degree level and whenever I tell teachers this, they highly recommend me to actually drop Economics and do Further Maths!?

    I would say I am naturally good at and thoroughly enjoy Maths with A*'s in my mocks, 90%+ marks and all that however I am SO STUCK on the decision of picking Further Maths.

    Is it doable? Would you recommend doing the whole FM a level or just AS? Any advice will be helpful especially those who study the subject. Thanks in advance
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    I believe it would help with Economics since lots of universities say that it is 'preferred' if you have it.
    I can't offer much advice since I'm also in year 11 (but I've chosen to do FM ) but why not drop one of your other choices for FM instead of Economics?
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    Further maths is definitely useful for Economics courses at top universities like Cambridge and LSE but as far as I'm aware, further maths is simply preferred as opposed to compulsory so it shouldn't hinder you too much although I would advise taking it if you can cope with it.
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    (Original post by onderk)
    I've just submitted my a level options which are:

    - Maths
    - Physics
    - Economics
    - History
    - + Turkish A level

    I want to study pure Economics at degree level and whenever I tell teachers this, they highly recommend me to actually drop Economics and do Further Maths!?

    I would say I am naturally good at and thoroughly enjoy Maths with A*'s in my mocks, 90%+ marks and all that however I am SO STUCK on the decision of picking Further Maths.

    Is it doable? Would you recommend doing the whole FM a level or just AS? Any advice will be helpful especially those who study the subject. Thanks in advance


    why don't you drop physics? It's considered to be one of the hardest a levels, so you'll be stressing yourself out for no reason as it wont give you an edge in anything economics related.


    drop physics, take further maths. if your good at maths and genuinely like maths, FM should be fine.
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    (Original post by lad1997)
    why don't you drop physics? It's considered to be one of the hardest a levels, so you'll be stressing yourself out for no reason as it wont give you an edge in anything economics related.


    drop physics, take further maths. if your good at maths and genuinely like maths, FM should be fine.
    Yeah they do say its the 'hardest,' even harder than FM?

    Many teachers say that Physics is very impressive for any student, especially if you can get high grades.
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    (Original post by onderk)
    Yeah they do say its the 'hardest,' even harder than FM?

    Many teachers say that Physics is very impressive for any student, especially if you can get high grades.
    I don't think it's harder than FM. And I think many people overrate how tough it is because the teaching might not be so great.

    It's actually quite alright if you learn it well
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    (Original post by onderk)
    Yeah they do say its the 'hardest,' even harder than FM?

    Many teachers say that Physics is very impressive for any student, especially if you can get high grades.
    Further maths is definitely harder than physics, but I guess it'd be more beneficial for economics
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    drop physics.

    If you want to do economics at a level they only 3 you really should have is:

    Maths(must) Fmaths(must for top courses) Economics (most common a level after straight maths for economics)

    Physics is a cool subject but you don't need it and does not add to your application.

    Economics is relevant and history is looked highly upon(more than physics as its another essay subject).
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    honestly drop physics. if you don't you will most probably end up regretting it later on. it does nothing to your application!
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    (Original post by whydoidothis?)
    drop physics.

    If you want to do economics at a level they only 3 you really should have is:

    Maths(must) Fmaths(must for top courses) Economics (most common a level after straight maths for economics)

    Physics is a cool subject but you don't need it and does not add to your application.

    Economics is relevant and history is looked highly upon(more than physics as its another essay subject).
    Put it put me as a disadvantage if I don't study Economics at all and have Maths, Further Maths, Physics and History?

    Anyone please answer
 
 
 
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