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    I'm interested in doing an economics degree, so I was wondering what I can do to prepare for this. What A levels should i take etc etc.
    Im currently in yr 11

    any advice is appreciated
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    (Original post by nobbyd)
    I'm interested in doing an economics degree, so I was wondering what I can do to prepare for this. What A levels should i take etc etc.
    Im currently in yr 11

    any advice is appreciated
    Get good A-levels. Why do you want to do economics? its one of the most boring courses.
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    Just take strong traditional subjects i'd imagine

    maths (for sure), physics, economics, history etc
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    (Original post by Judas69)
    Get good A-levels. Why do you want to do economics? its one of the most boring courses.
    In your opinion
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    (Original post by Judas69)
    Get good A-levels. Why do you want to do economics? its one of the most boring courses.
    lol im doing it for GCSE and i personally find it very interesting!
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    Maths, Further Maths, Economics and History
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    (Original post by stirkee)
    Just take strong traditional subjects i'd imagine

    maths (for sure), physics, economics, history etc
    great thanks
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    I've got an offer from Bristol, Edinburgh, Leicester and Birmingham for economics. Bristol is in the top 5ish. I do maths, law and sociology
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    I'm currently doing maths, economics, geography and Spanish and I'm thinking of studying economics/economics with … (another subject eg Spanish)
    I would say definitely take maths and if you believe you are good enough further maths too if you are looking LSE.
    I'm finding Geography is actually a really good subject with economics, it links really well.
    History would also be another good subject to do as it is essay based and shows that you can write essays well.
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    (Original post by Krazy7)
    I've got an offer from Bristol, Edinburgh, Leicester and Birmingham for economics. Bristol is in the top 5ish. I do maths, law and sociology
    Congrats!
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    (Original post by karinaabrown)
    I'm currently doing maths, economics, geography and Spanish and I'm thinking of studying economics/economics with … (another subject eg Spanish)
    I would say definitely take maths and if you believe you are good enough further maths too if you are looking LSE.
    I'm finding Geography is actually a really good subject with economics, it links really well.
    History would also be another good subject to do as it is essay based and shows that you can write essays well.
    Oh good luck! Do you feel that your lack of Further maths may hinder your application?
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    (Original post by Shumaya)
    Maths, Further Maths, Economics and History
    that's what i took
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    (Original post by nobbyd)
    I'm interested in doing an economics degree, so I was wondering what I can do to prepare for this. What A levels should i take etc etc.
    Im currently in yr 11

    any advice is appreciated
    1. Hard Work. You have to be prepared to work hard at A-level, maybe not constantly, but if you always slack around you won't get anywhere, even if you're a super-genius. Top universities will only take in people who are prepared to work hard.

    2. Take A-levels that relate to Economics. A-level Economics is a good start, Maths too. Business Studies and Computer Science might be useful, but since they're not considered facilitating subjects, you'll need to do another one that is considered harder. For Economics, probably Further Maths, History or Geography, depending on what you enjoy more.

    3. Hard Work.

    4. Hard Work.

    5. Hard Work.
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    You need Further Maths for top unis including:

    - Cambridge
    - Warwick
    - LSE...
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    (Original post by TimGB)
    1. Hard Work. You have to be prepared to work hard at A-level, maybe not constantly, but if you always slack around you won't get anywhere, even if you're a super-genius. Top universities will only take in people who are prepared to work hard.

    2. Take A-levels that relate to Economics. A-level Economics is a good start, maths too. Business Studies would be good, and computer science might be useful but since they're not considered facilitating subjects, you'll need to do another one that is considered harder. For Economics, probably Further Maths, History or Geography, depending on what you enjoy more.

    3. Hard Work.

    4. Hard Work.

    5. Hard Work.
    I've been told business studies and econ arent a good combination to take?
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    (Original post by TimGB)
    1. Hard Work. You have to be prepared to work hard at A-level, maybe not constantly, but if you always slack around you won't get anywhere, even if you're a super-genius. Top universities will only take in people who are prepared to work hard.

    2. Take A-levels that relate to Economics. A-level Economics is a good start, maths too. Business Studies would be good, and computer science might be useful but since they're not considered facilitating subjects, you'll need to do another one that is considered harder. For Economics, probably Further Maths, History or Geography, depending on what you enjoy more.

    3. Hard Work.

    4. Hard Work.

    5. Hard Work.
    You shouldn't do business especially if your doing economics as well.
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    (Original post by Kholmes1)
    You shouldn't do business especially if your doing economics as well.
    this
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    (Original post by High Stakes)
    You need Further Maths for top unis including:

    - Cambridge
    - Warwick
    - LSE...
    Yeah im deffo doing further maths lol
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    (Original post by nobbyd)
    I'm interested in doing an economics degree, so I was wondering what I can do to prepare for this. What A levels should i take etc etc.
    Im currently in yr 11

    any advice is appreciated
    Do A-Level Maths, Further Maths, any two humanities/social sciences.
    Get AAAA.
    Apply to top universities.
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    (Original post by nobbyd)
    I've been told business studies and econ arent a good combination to take?
    Business Studies is probably the closest subject to Economics, although it is often considered an easy A-level, and many students take it for that reason, or in the hope of earning more money in the future. So your class would most likely have a lot of people who aren't really too bothered which could be distracting. And as I've said it is relatively easy. But there are some crossovers between the subjects and if you follow rules 1, 3, 4 and 5 you may be able to get some useful information for an Economics course. But this is just me talking out of my ass, I didn't take A level business so I don't really know what it's like. I do know though that it's not highly regarded by many universities, and so should be taken as an extra subject/fourth A level.
 
 
 

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