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    Hello,

    I am looking to go to Cambridge for university, while looking at their "A-B list a levels" they said that applicants to do BA economics (which is what I want to do) should have two A list A-Levels and one B-List A-level. Recently at my sixth form interview I told my teacher I would be doing Maths, History (A - List) and Government and Politics (B-List). But, my teacher said this can hurt my chances of getting to Cambridge even though Cambridge recommend this. He said my chances may be smaller compared to those that do three A list A-Levels.

    Will it really? Should I rethink my A-Levels? I have attached the link below to show you the AB list A-Levels.

    Many thanks,

    Link: http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/admissions...l-combinations


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    Hello,

    I am looking to go to Cambridge for university, while looking at their "A-B list a levels" they said that applicants to do BA economics (which is what I want to do) should have two A list A-Levels and one B-List A-level. Recently at my sixth form interview I told my teacher I would be doing Maths, History (A - List) and Government and Politics (B-List). But, my teacher said this can hurt my chances of getting to Cambridge even though Cambridge recommend this. He said my chances may be smaller compared to those that do three A list A-Levels.

    Will it really? Should I rethink my A-Levels? I have attached the link below to show you the AB list A-Levels.

    Many thanks,

    Link: http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/admissions...l-combinations


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    Firstly, Trinity is just one college and other colleges may take a less "strict" view. But yes your choices are fine anyway.

    Here's a link to Cambridge's "The Subject Matters" which is uni-wide, rather than just Trinity's view of subjects
    http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.a...ectmatters.pdf

    But one other thing is that many will also have Further Maths. Have you considered maybe taking FM to AS-level? The course is very maths-heavy.

    And don't forget Cambridge is just one choice on your UCAS, and Economics is one of the *most* competitive courses at Cambridge... it would be wise to consider other unis too

    (Also I've moved your thread to the Cambridge forum )

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    (Original post by jneill)
    Firstly, Trinity is just one college and other colleges may take a less "strict" view. But yes your choices are fine anyway.

    Here's a link to Cambridge's "The Subject Matters" which is uni-wide, rather than just Trinity's view of subjects
    http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.a...ectmatters.pdf

    But one other thing is that many will also have Further Maths. Have you considered maybe taking FM to AS-level? The course is very maths-heavy.

    And don't forget Cambridge is just one choice on your UCAS, and Economics is one of the *most* competitive courses at Cambridge... it would be wise to consider other unis too

    (Also I've moved your thread to the Cambridge forum )

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    Thanks!

    My school can let me do Further Maths, but I only need to three courses. Therefore I dropped FM as it was my fourth a level. Should I be doing it? I know that LSE do not consider FM as a separate A level hence why I decided to drop it.

    Please advise,
    Thanks!


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    (Original post by The1AndOnly1)
    Thanks!

    My school can let me do Further Maths, but I only need to three courses. Therefore I dropped FM as it was my fourth a level. Should I be doing it? I know that LSE do not consider FM as a separate A level hence why I decided to drop it.

    Please advise,
    Thanks!


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    Yes, definitely do further maths. It is extremely desirable for economics at Cambridge (and most universities I think).
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    (Original post by The1AndOnly1)
    Thanks!

    My school can let me do Further Maths, but I only need to three courses. Therefore I dropped FM as it was my fourth a level. Should I be doing it? I know that LSE do not consider FM as a separate A level hence why I decided to drop it.

    Please advise,
    Thanks!


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    FM is required by some Cambridge colleges (but not all).

    And looking at some data for 2013 applicants 93 out of 110 A-level students accepted by Cambridge had FM A-level, and a further 10 had AS-level.
    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque...sed%20data.pdf

    Also LSE does encourage FM for Economics. Even if you "only" have 3 A-levels.
    http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/undergrad...uirements.aspx
    "A Level Maths, A Level Further Maths and one other subject"
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    So I will be okay doing Maths, FM, GovPol and History?


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    So I will be okay doing Maths, FM, GovPol and History?
    Yes
 
 
 
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