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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