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

    3
    ReputationRep:
    I want to become an investement banker and want to get a finance degree at lse. i am in year 10 going into year 11 and have just got 2A* in mathhs`(methods and apllications, counts as 2 GCSE's.) I have to make my A level choices when I get back. I am taking maths, further maths,politics and economics(do you guys think this will be good?) and I also want to find about the rules of further maths. Can you drop maths at AS and do further maths A level?( I dont want to maths and further maths at A level because LSE advised against doing so if your doing 3 A levels). Should I take 4 A levels then or should I drop further maths as AS level and will this be good enough for LSE?(obviously if they are A*'s and I am expected to get 7-10 A* at GCSE). Any feedback appreciated.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    You cannot do Further Maths A2 without Maths at A2
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    LSE advised against doing Maths and FM? Really? It sounds like the best option for you want to do.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Ben4)
    LSE advised against doing Maths and FM? Really? It sounds like the best option for you want to do.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    This is directly taken from the website for their finance degree
    The selectors are looking for students with strong analytical abilities and a high level of numeracy. A level Mathematics (or equivalent) is therefore a compulsory requirement. In addition to Maths, the selectors prefer to see subject combinations which indicate that you possess both analytical and writing abilities. Subjects which appear as common post-16 choices are Economics; Physics; History; Chemistry; Government and Politics. An additional qualification in Further Maths, at any level, if offered, is highly preferred as an indication of mathematical ability. However, we are aware that not everyone has the opportunity to follow a Further Maths programme and find it helpful if applicants and/or their referees can indicate whether or not the applicant's school or college offers Further Maths classes. Please note, however, that Further Maths, if taken as a full A level, is generally seen as an 'additional' or fourth subject, rather than a substitute for one of your three main subjects. Thus a combination of Maths, Further Maths and one other subject is not seen as providing the required breadth of knowledge and skills.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    And do you think Economics, politics and A level maths( planning on doing AS further maths then dropping) will be good enough for LSE( assuming good grades)
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by nathan1276)
    And do you think Economics, politics and A level maths( planning on doing AS further maths then dropping) will be good enough for LSE( assuming good grades)
    Well for that course those subjects sound good! Yeah take FM and if you think you can handle it to A2 keep it and if not just drop after AS.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
 
 
 
Poll
Do you agree with the PM's proposal to cut tuition fees for some courses?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Sponsored content:

HEAR

HEAR

Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

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

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