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    So I'm waiting for my last offer for Economics at university, from St. Andrews. The first problem is, I only want to go there. My other universities are all decent RG universities, however I do not like them. If I do not get an offer, and it is likely that I won't, I will find it very difficult choosing a firm and insurance choice.
    I only picked these universities for the next problem and that is that I did not study A-level maths. Therefore, I will most probably struggle greatly with the maths content of economics. I am not very good at maths anyway. I picked it because I thought it would be a good general degree and that it would get me a very good job in the future. I do enjoy it to a certain extent and it is my strongest A-level.
    So, I am currently thinking of taking a gap year, getting a lot of work experience in law and reapplying for law at top universities including Oxbridge. Law was the degree I had planned to study for a long time and I am very interested in it.
    Is this a good idea or a waste of time? I am likely to get A*A*A* + A in AS politics, however my GCSEs are relatively awful at AAAAABBBBB. I just need advise really as this has been troubling me for a couple of months. Thank you.
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    (Original post by cnutuk)
    So I'm waiting for my last offer for Economics at university, from St. Andrews. The first problem is, I only want to go there. My other universities are all decent RG universities, however I do not like them. If I do not get an offer, and it is likely that I won't, I will find it very difficult choosing a firm and insurance choice.
    I only picked these universities for the next problem and that is that I did not study A-level maths. Therefore, I will most probably struggle greatly with the maths content of economics. I am not very good at maths anyway. I picked it because I thought it would be a good general degree and that it would get me a very good job in the future. I do enjoy it to a certain extent and it is my strongest A-level.
    So, I am currently thinking of taking a gap year, getting a lot of work experience in law and reapplying for law at top universities including Oxbridge. Law was the degree I had planned to study for a long time and I am very interested in it.
    Is this a good idea or a waste of time? I am likely to get A*A*A* + A in AS politics, however my GCSEs are relatively awful at AAAAABBBBB. I just need advise really as this has been troubling me for a couple of months. Thank you.
    Hey, why do you not think you'll get an offer at St Andrews?

    You have strong predicted grades and I'm sure if you've got a strong PS then you'll get an offer. At St Andrews, there's a maths for economists module for first years which is meant to introduce the basic maths you'll need, and you could also do more maths (from the school of maths) if you want since you take three modules each semester.
 
 
 

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