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    Hello there,
    I realised I have made a poor decision regarding my A Level choices (Biology, History, Geography and Economics) and was wondering if there was any chance of picking up maths in the next academic year and completing both AS and A2 in the same year. At university I would like to either do something economics or finance related and would prefer to attend the top academic institutions such as UCL, LSE, Kings College, Cambridge and Warwick where A Level Maths is a requirement. I wanted to pick up AS maths in September and taking an extra year to complete A2 maths however I have been informed that this will put me at a significant disadvantage when applying for these institutions. Therefore, is it possible to do the whole of the A Level Maths in Year 13 after dropping Biology and History? Any advice and experience regarding my situation would be greatly appreciated.
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    (Original post by aj122)
    was wondering if there was any chance of picking up maths in the next academic year and completing both AS and A2 in the same year.
    Yes. If you're cut out for places like UCL/Cambridge/Warwick then you should find self-teaching A-Level maths a laughable breeze.

    At university I would like to either do something economics or finance related and would prefer to attend the top academic institutions such as UCL, LSE, Kings College, Cambridge and Warwick where A Level Maths is a requirement.
    A-Level Mathematics is a necessary for Cambridge and those other institutions, but bear in mind that you are very uncompetitive without having done Further Maths.

    I wanted to pick up AS maths in September and taking an extra year to complete A2 maths however I have been informed that this will put me at a significant disadvantage when applying for these institutions.
    Have you considered taking an extra year/gap year to do both Maths and Further Maths (emphasis on Further Maths! It's a very valuable A-Level for Economics so much so that a few colleges at Cambridge have made it a pre-requisite as well).

    This sounds like the best option to me but you'd be advised to talk to your college and email the unis you're interested in for their take and advice. :-)

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    Oh, and I like your taste re: colleges in Cambridge. King's College ftw
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Yes. If you're cut out for places like UCL/Cambridge/Warwick then you should find self-teaching A-Level maths a laughable breeze.



    A-Level Mathematics is a necessary for Cambridge and those other institutions, but bear in mind that you are very uncompetitive without having done Further Maths.



    Have you considered taking an extra year/gap year to do both Maths and Further Maths (emphasis on Further Maths! It's a very valuable A-Level for Economics so much so that a few colleges at Cambridge have made it a pre-requisite as well).

    This sounds like the best option to me but you'd be advised to talk to your college and email the unis you're interested in for their take and advice. :-)



    Oh, and I like your taste re: colleges in Cambridge. King's College ftw
    Thank you for your reply. I emailed UCL and they stated that taking the A Levels, including Maths, over the 3 years would put you at a disadvantage for applying for an economics degree as you would have supposedly forgotten the economics knowledge gained during the A Level during the year that I would be completing Maths. I am also unsure of attempting to complete the whole Maths A Level in one year as I am worried whether it would impact upon my other my other subject grades.
 
 
 
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