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    I did not do maths a level and im worried employers will target this especially for a compeititive job. if i do a degree course like economics and geography at a russell group uni will employers be bothered if i did not do maths at a level especially considering i will do maths related stuff in my degree course?

    im hoping it does not matter at all
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    The simple answer is maybe.

    It depends on the employer. There's generally no expectation for you to do A Level Maths. If there were a blip in your GCSE maths you may get called on it since everyone has to do it. But A Level Maths is a choice.

    If an employer specifies a bunch of A Levels then they'll probably look at it. But whether they scrutinise you depends on the job.

    If you degree course requires a substantial understanding in Maths then there's got to be an assumption there that for you to be on the degree course you have to have shown some level of aptitude in maths. And if you are getting a job that needs a degree that's most likely what the employer is interested in.

    I've never seen ask specifically for maths at A Level. So odds are they won't pick you out on it. You'll find as you move up the education level your old grades become irrelevant. My generic supermarket worker job required basic GCSE's including Maths (because there's numbers involved in the job). Something more specialised will require a specific degree. An apprenticeship at a higher level may require specific A Levels. But it seems pretty rare for an employer to care and they'll be more focused on your degree or experience. After all if you have the degree level qualification, proving you are fine with the Maths why would they care about a lower level like A Levels or GCSE?
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