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    I am considering doing: Economics, Business and computer science. Would universities be ok with me doing economics AND business studies or should i consider a different option. Also i am about a low B grade student in maths would i struggle at all with any of these, im concerned that computer science may be too hard as i have never done it at GCSE, if anyone does do it could you tell me how difficult it really is. Thanks
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    (Original post by RS012)
    I am considering doing: Economics, Business and computer science. Would universities be ok with me doing economics AND business studies or should i consider a different option. Also i am about a low B grade student in maths would i struggle at all with any of these, im concerned that computer science may be too hard as i have never done it at GCSE, if anyone does do it could you tell me how difficult it really is. Thanks
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    Either computer science or business, at the moment its between going into a career in banking/finance or going down the computer science route which would probably be more enjoyable which is why i want to do these A levels so my options are open.
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    Either computer science or business, at the moment its between going into a career in banking/finance or going down the computer science route which would probably be more enjoyable which is why i want to do these A levels so my options are open.
    I don't do computer science but I have friends that do and they say that a lot of D1 is in the course. I'm sure that if you work hard at it then you'll do ok.
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    Either computer science or business, at the moment its between going into a career in banking/finance or going down the computer science route which would probably be more enjoyable which is why i want to do these A levels so my options are open.
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    I would suggest swapping economics or business studies for maths. A Level maths is often essential for degrees in both computer science and accounting and finance, so I think that's something to consider
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    (Original post by RS012)
    I am considering doing: Economics, Business and computer science. Would universities be ok with me doing economics AND business studies or should i consider a different option. Also i am about a low B grade student in maths would i struggle at all with any of these, im concerned that computer science may be too hard as i have never done it at GCSE, if anyone does do it could you tell me how difficult it really is. Thanks
    A lot of unis don't recommend taking both Business and Economics however that doesn't mean that it's impossible to get into any university with them. As for Computer Science, I think it's quite mathy but you will get the hang of it. If you are a low B grade student in Maths that doesn't rate you as abysmal at it so I think you'll cope.

    The only slight problem is that you are only taking one "facilitating" subject. This isn't the be all and end all of everything but lots of universities recommend taking at least two facilitating subjects.
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    with your career goals in mind, i'd say maths, econ and comp sci
    but if you're not too good at maths, then you might want to re-think what you want to with your career and pick different subjects altogether
    and bare in mind, by picking comp sci, you'll be limiting your degree options in the future
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    I think maths would be great to take, it would make your options appeal more to universities, but make sure you work hard for it because I know A* grade students who struggle but A/B students excel when they put the extra effort in. Also, those I know who did computer science for Gcse said it was really easy and got A*s but I don't know about A level.
 
 
 
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