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    9A*s and B GCSE (including Maths)
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    Going to warwick to study law, hoping to specialise in commercial law
    Hoping to do a masters in international political economy at LSE


    Im good at econ but im terrible at maths, despite by good GCSE. Ive been avoiding it my whole life. What are fhe fields i can get into in IB and will they make an issue of my poor maths background or does it appear i have a good one. Anything i can do auch as joining a uni maths society?
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    9A*s and B GCSE (including Maths)
    3As at AS (Chem, geo and econ) B for histort and resitting
    3As hopefully for A2 (dropped chem)
    Going to warwick to study law, hoping to specialise in commercial law
    Hoping to do a masters in international political economy at LSE


    Im good at econ but im terrible at maths, despite by good GCSE. Ive been avoiding it my whole life. What are fhe fields i can get into in IB and will they make an issue of my poor maths background or does it appear i have a good one. Anything i can do auch as joining a uni maths society?
    Everything bar exotic derivatives trading and anything to do with quant analysis.

    You don't need high level maths, chill.

    What you should do is get some experience on your CV because right now, your CV reads like a bucket list of academics - i.e. not good enough quite yet.

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    Everything bar exotic derivatives trading and anything to do with quant analysis.

    You don't need high level maths, chill.

    What you should do is get some experience on your CV because right now, your CV reads like a bucket list of academics - i.e. not good enough quite yet.

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    Thanks, i will work on getting some internships at somebanks this summer before uni. Wanted to know do they do numeracy tests before joining?
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    Thanks, i will work on getting some internships at somebanks this summer before uni. Wanted to know do they do numeracy tests before joining?
    Most places will require some form of numeracy/verbal/logical reasoning online test. I believe Goldman, JPMorgan and Barclays don't set tests at all anymore.

    Cool, try to get whatever you can. Even better if you have some extracurricular activities you're passionate about on there, and any positions you've had in school or out where you had to assume responsibility. Also helps if you can get some leadership experience whilst at uni.

    Re: the masters at LSE. I wouldn't bother if it's only purpose is to boost employability. You're better off getting on the standard recruitments pipeline: Spring Week --> Summer --> Grad. If you fail to get a Summer, reapply in your final year (in theory, this is when you could squeeze in a Masters).

    Another thing to add: find out which area of finance you like the most. There are A LOT of roles to choose from so peruse Wall Street Oasis' FAQ and Mergers and Inquisitions to learn more about them.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Most places will require some form of numeracy/verbal/logical reasoning online test. I believe Goldman, JPMorgan and Barclays don't set tests at all anymore.

    Cool, try to get whatever you can. Even better if you have some extracurricular activities you're passionate about on there, and any positions you've had in school or out where you had to assume responsibility. Also helps if you can get some leadership experience whilst at uni.

    Re: the masters at LSE. I wouldn't bother if it's only purpose is to boost employability. You're better off getting on the standard recruitments pipeline: Spring Week --> Summer --> Grad. If you fail to get a Summer, reapply in your final year (in theory, this is when you could squeeze in a Masters).

    Another thing to add: find out which area of finance you like the most. There are A LOT of roles to choose from so peruse Wall Street Oasis' FAQ and Mergers and Inquisitions to learn more about them.
    Thanks alot, what are you upto in life what anf where are you studying
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    What I would do is retake GCSE Mathematics to grade A, and during summer do a bit of C1 and statistics simply to be ahead of the game, using a few books you can pick up from amazon (what I am doing)
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    What I would do is retake GCSE Mathematics to grade A, and during summer do a bit of C1 and statistics simply to be ahead of the game, using a few books you can pick up from amazon (what I am doing)
    Sorry, bit of a mistake, i have an A* in math , thE B was for ICT.
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    the most complex piece of maths we do is multiplication/division, this is for IBD.. a year 9 could probably do this job as far as maths is concerned.

    would echo prince, if your primary aim is ib.. forget the masters.. do the spring week > summer > grad offer route
 
 
 
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