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    I am really looking to take Economics at uni but my A-Levels are Maths, History, Chemistry and physics AS. I am looking at these unis:
    - LSE (Economics and History)
    - Manchester (Economics)
    - Southampton (Economics)
    - Exeter (Economics)
    - Sheffield (Economics)
    - Kent (Economics)

    They are all AAB, except for Kent which is BBB, and I really think I can achieve this. I am also doing an EPQ in something to do with economics and reading around the subject. Do you think I will have a chance and not be at disadvantage. Should I take AS economics next year?
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    Maths is by far the most important A Level you can take for an Economics degree, so you already have that covered. However, a high proportion of students who study Economics (but not all) at university will have already completed an A Level in the subject - even though it is not strictly required. My thinking would be that a university may question whether a student who hasn't studied economics at A Level is genuinely interested in the subject or not. Therefore, I would advise to definitely do at least an AS or a relevant EPQ - otherwise explaining your choice of subject may be difficult in your personal statement. I think if you can bring a solid AS Economics grade prediction and an interesting Economics EPQ title to the table, you won't be at a disadvantage at all. Good luck!
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    Maths is by far the most important A Level you can take for an Economics degree, so you already have that covered. However, a high proportion of students who study Economics (but not all) at university will have already completed an A Level in the subject - even though it is not strictly required. My thinking would be that a university may question whether a student who hasn't studied economics at A Level is genuinely interested in the subject or not. Therefore, I would advise to definitely do at least an AS or a relevant EPQ - otherwise explaining your choice of subject may be difficult in your personal statement. I think if you can bring a solid AS Economics grade prediction and an interesting Economics EPQ title to the table, you won't be at a disadvantage at all. Good luck!
    Thanks for your answer, I think I will say I am interested based of my History lessons tbh. I really enjoyed the economic history of Nazi Germany and think it really sparked my interest in economics.
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    (Original post by clement345)
    I am really looking to take Economics at uni but my A-Levels are Maths, History, Chemistry and physics AS. I am looking at these unis:
    - LSE (Economics and History)
    - Manchester (Economics)
    - Southampton (Economics)
    - Exeter (Economics)
    - Sheffield (Economics)
    - Kent (Economics)

    They are all AAB, except for Kent which is BBB, and I really think I can achieve this. I am also doing an EPQ in something to do with economics and reading around the subject. Do you think I will have a chance and not be at disadvantage. Should I take AS economics next year?
    I was thinking about whether economics is needed, and i read somewhere that 90% of ppl who go top unis have economics. So yeah, i think to have a competitive application, Economics is needed.
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    I'd say contact the universities and ask them.

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