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    So at the moment I am taking my GCSE'S in a couple of weeks, I started out in maths as the top set and getting high grades, dropped to set 3 then back up to set 2 where I was forced to take statistics. Whilst I took statistics my maths skill deteriorated whilst other people in lower sets continued to improve. Now I am in a situation where I'm pretty much going to get a B in maths. However I plan on doing an economics degree as I am proficient in business and have passion for it (My economics A level taster lesson teacher also said I am capable of taking the course). My problem most decent universities require at least a B in English which is no problem as I am on track to get an A* however for maths the minimum requirement is an A, I was told by an economics A-level teacher at my school the economics will not use much maths but will require some statistics. So my question is would it be possible to achieve an A in GCSE maths (bearing in mind I drop most of my marks on the last half of the paper and I have 5 weeks until my next exam) and just how much mathematics does economics actually require at A level? I was also wondering about A levels, so apparently AS levels are going to be taken out; and I was recently told by a friend that there is no point in taking 4 A levels as the uni's only choose 3 (yes they choose the highest 3), the point is is it smart to split my workload in to 33.33% for 3 subjects or 25% to 4. Finally I was wondering if Economics, Spanish and maybe Geography would be good A level choices bearing in mind I detest the core subjects and just how hard is A level Spanish because I was looking past papers from last year and I could do them now (I'm partly Portuguese which is very similar to Spanish).

    Thank you for reading and I hope you can help me with my questions.
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    (Original post by rafsimons)
    So at the moment I am taking my GCSE'S in a couple of weeks, I started out in maths as the top set and getting high grades, dropped to set 3 then back up to set 2 where I was forced to take statistics. Whilst I took statistics my maths skill deteriorated whilst other people in lower sets continued to improve. Now I am in a situation where I'm pretty much going to get a B in maths. However I plan on doing an economics degree as I am proficient in business and have passion for it (My economics A level taster lesson teacher also said I am capable of taking the course). My problem most decent universities require at least a B in English which is no problem as I am on track to get an A* however for maths the minimum requirement is an A, I was told by an economics A-level teacher at my school the economics will not use much maths but will require some statistics. So my question is would it be possible to achieve an A in GCSE maths (bearing in mind I drop most of my marks on the last half of the paper and I have 5 weeks until my next exam) and just how much mathematics does economics actually require at A level? I was also wondering about A levels, so apparently AS levels are going to be taken out; and I was recently told by a friend that there is no point in taking 4 A levels as the uni's only choose 3 (yes they choose the highest 3), the point is is it smart to split my workload in to 33.33% for 3 subjects or 25% to 4. Finally I was wondering if Economics, Spanish and maybe Geography would be good A level choices bearing in mind I detest the core subjects and just how hard is A level Spanish because I was looking past papers from last year and I could do them now (I'm partly Portuguese which is very similar to Spanish).

    Thank you for reading and I hope you can help me with my questions.
    I think its easily possible to achieve an A with 5 weeks to go. If you wanted to do an economics degree at universities I have seen some places ask for maths a level, would you consider studying maths maybe?
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    I think its easily possible to achieve an A with 5 weeks to go. If you wanted to do an economics degree at universities I have seen some places ask for maths a level, would you consider studying maths maybe?
    Is maths A level very hard? I don't enjoy maths and have heard if you pick subjects which you do not enjoy it's very hard
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    (Original post by rafsimons)
    Is maths A level very hard? I don't enjoy maths and have heard if you pick subjects which you do not enjoy it's very hard
    I m afraid i didnt study it myself (kind of wish i had picked that over physics). I suppose picking subjects you dont enjoy could be harder as you wont be as motivated. There will be universities that accept you without maths but you'll have less to pick from if that makes sense.
 
 
 
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