Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    Hi All,
    So I think I've asked this question before, but I am still absolutely stuck... This year I am applying for Oxford (Economics and Management), Bath, Exeter to study Economics. Yesterday I got 4 A's in my AS results, Maths Politics Ecnomics and History. (Massive relief). However, my big concern is the question of Further Maths.
    My two options are: keep all 4 A-Levels which I'm sure I can get at least an A in, (offers will be A*AA), or drop poilitics and pick up Further Maths, which a lot of people point out is highly desirable.
    If anyone has an experience/knowledge/advice, it would be greatly appreciated. Need to decide before going back to college so I don't get caught up with first years changing their minds!
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    I was originally considering E&M and I was highly recommended to offer further maths, even if it's just the AS, as it is highly desirable and shows your mathematical ability. Whilst the website says single A level is the requirement having FM is an advantage. Now the offer is normally just 3 subjects, and therefore you could consider further maths like a bonus subject with the other 3 being used as the main offer for grades.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Xphoenix)
    I was originally considering E&M and I was highly recommended to offer further maths, even if it's just the AS, as it is highly desirable and shows your mathematical ability. Whilst the website says single A level is the requirement having FM is an advantage. Now the offer is normally just 3 subjects, and therefore you could consider further maths like a bonus subject with the other 3 being used as the main offer for grades.
    I understand it's an advantage... But would it really be worth it? I wouldn't complete it in time to have a grade so could only mention it on my personal statement... Plus would it not be quite good to have 4 full A levels? Also give me more of a chance at getting more A*s.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Xphoenix)
    I was originally considering E&M and I was highly recommended to offer further maths, even if it's just the AS, as it is highly desirable and shows your mathematical ability. Whilst the website says single A level is the requirement having FM is an advantage. Now the offer is normally just 3 subjects, and therefore you could consider further maths like a bonus subject with the other 3 being used as the main offer for grades.
    I understand it's an advantage... But would it really be worth it? I wouldn't complete it in time to have a grade so could only mention it on my personal statement... Plus would it not be quite good to have 4 full A levels? Also give me more of a chance at getting more A*s.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by DeafeningSilence)
    I understand it's an advantage... But would it really be worth it? I wouldn't complete it in time to have a grade so could only mention it on my personal statement... Plus would it not be quite good to have 4 full A levels? Also give me more of a chance at getting more A*s.
    It's your call, but let me offer my advice. I'm still considering whether to do the AS or finish it off to A2. Yes, it's good to have 4 full A levels, as you have more chances to get an A*, but also you have to think about your workload. If you have too much work it might actually hinder your other subjects.

    Can I ask what do you mean by not completing it in time??? You don't even need to complete it in time or mention it on your statement as you fill in UCAS forms with subjects etc.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Are unpaid trial work shifts fair?
    Applying to uni

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Graduates celebrate

    How to write a good personal statement

    Expert PS advice from the people who will read it

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Can't decide where to apply? Our tool will help you find the perfect course

    Two students working together

    A-Z of universities

    Read our guides to unis and colleges from around the UK

    A student working on a computer

    Personal statement help

    Use our tool to get your ideal PS quickly!

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student looking down a microscope

    Planning open days

    Find upcoming open days and get advice on preparing.

    Help out other students

    These questions still need an answer

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.