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    I'm currently in my first year and I'm studying Maths, Economics, English Literature and Classics. (Yes, a weird and wonderful selection!) The reason as to why I chose these subjects is not what I wanted to discuss. But I'm having issues in AS Maths and I feel that in bringing that up to a decent/good gradeI will drive the potential grades of my other three subjects down. If I was to drop Maths then I would receive very good grades for my other subjects but the downfall would be I don't have Maths which is a very credible and beneficial subject.

    The reason as to why I'm having problems is because I did my Maths GCSE in year 10 and got a B. I had also done Statistics GCSE in year 11 and received an A.The jump from GCSE to A level is a really big jump and having done maths more than a year ago has caused me to lack in crucial areas. I would love to and I want to study Economics at University but I feel you need a strong mathematical background. Is this really required? Thanks for reading!
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    Hey, I am interested in this question as well, as myself I can't decide whether should I go for Economics or Law. I guess that everything depends on a university that you want to get into. I have looked at some Universities who do Law, and most of them require Law and English, but therefore there are some who can accept people with only one, Law A-level. I guess it's the same with Economics and Maths.
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    Maths for economics is good but not essential for uni
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    Most Russell Group uni's will insist on Maths at A-Level to study Econ. Even if some uni's don't insist on maths, the course is so mathematical nowadays that maths is essential to do well in an econ degree especially if the econ course has statistics modules and econometrics modules.

    Hope this helps, I just graduated in economics from Southampton Uni.
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    it depends on what types of economics degree you want to do. from what i'm aware there's a BA and a BSc. GCSE maths is usually enough for a BA but you usually need A-Level Maths for the BSc.
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    (Original post by In2u)
    I have looked at some Universities who do Law, and most of them require Law and English, but therefore there are some who can accept people with only one, Law A-level.
    I'm astonished. I have dealt with about 10 students a year going off to read law for several years, almost all to Russell Group universities. None has taken Law (our school doesn't offer it) and fewer than half have taken English (Lit or Lang). Their most common A level is Maths. I'm not aware of a single university that specifies any particular A level for Law.
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    (Original post by GeneralGenocide)
    I would love to and I want to study Economics at University but I feel you need a strong mathematical background. Is this really required?
    Have a look at the entry requirements for some universities where you think you might apply and see if they require Maths. http://search.ucas.com/search/provid...ts=1000&page=1
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    (Original post by In2u)
    I have looked at some Universities who do Law, and most of them require Law and English, but therefore there are some who can accept people with only one, Law A-level. I guess it's the same with Economics and Maths.
    Which ones were they? I can't say that I've seen any RG unis ask for these two, particularly Law A-Level, with which most good universities have a bit of an anathema (particularly LSE and Cambridge, which treat it as a non-preferred subject). They may want a humanity in general, or for you to prove that your writing/reading is on the same level as that of a humanities student, but the LLB tends to be a rather access-friendly course in the UK when it comes to the subjects you do at school.
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    (Original post by JohnGreek)
    Which ones were they? I can't say that I've seen any RG unis ask for these two, particularly Law A-Level, with which most good universities have a bit of an anathema (particularly LSE and Cambridge, which treat it as a non-preferred subject).
    This is what I had previously thought, but at http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.a...ectmatters.pdf it says:
    Other possible subject choices, for instance Archaeology, Citizenship, English Language,Environmental Science, Government and Politics, History of Art, Law, Music, Psychology orSociology, are useful preparation for some of our arts and social sciences course
    suggesting it's not quite as reviled as posters on TSR make out.
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    I'm hoping to do a joint honours course with economics in it.
    They don't need maths, but I'll have to do mathematics modules in the first year before progressing. But then, it's a BA course. It's a RG uni as well, so not all of them need maths.

    Not sure if it's the same for single honours economics.
 
 
 
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