Will they start from scratch with the maths?

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    I'm gonna start my economics course and I'm a bit worried about the math part. Though I do like it, to a certain extent (or I wouldn't be doing economics haha), I've never really been a big "fan" of it. It would be reassuring to know that I'd have a fresh start at uni, that they'll slowly begin from scratch to teach you everything you need to know to progress with the course content.

    Of course, I have checked the modules and I do know that there is one which introduces all the basic mathematical techniques used in economics, but my question is: how fast do they go through this stuff? Does one necessarilly need to have a strong preparation in math before starting? I did struggle a bit in my last year.
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    (Original post by Adrono)
    I'm gonna start my economics course and I'm a bit worried about the math part. Though I do like it, to a certain extent (or I wouldn't be doing economics haha), I've never really been a big "fan" of it. It would be reassuring to know that I'd have a fresh start at uni, that they'll slowly begin from scratch to teach you everything you need to know to progress with the course content.

    Of course, I have checked the modules and I do know that there is one which introduces all the basic mathematical techniques used in economics, but my question is: how fast do they go through this stuff? Does one necessarilly need to have a strong preparation in math before starting? I did struggle a bit in my last year.
    Assuming the economics course requires maths, they will quickly recap A Level Maths, but I doubt they'll pay much attention to going over GCSE maths(as it should be existing knowledge for everyone).

    So yeah, you would get somewhat of a fresh start, since most haven't done maths for 2-3 months. This actually happens with many mathematical courses, such as chemistry or physics. They spend the first term of the first year going over A2 knowledge and introducing some uni level concepts; that's what I assume will happen to you.
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    (Original post by GradeA*UnderA)
    Assuming the economics course requires maths, they will quickly recap A Level Maths, but I doubt they'll pay much attention to going over GCSE maths(as it should be existing knowledge for everyone).

    So yeah, you would get somewhat of a fresh start, since most haven't done maths for 2-3 months. This actually happens with many mathematical courses, such as chemistry or physics. They spend the first term of the first year going over A2 knowledge and introducing some uni level concepts; that's what I assume will happen to you.
    I'm not english so I don't really know what A or GSCE math are comprised of; A level we're talking about what? Calculus and functions?

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    (Original post by Adrono)
    I'm not english so I don't really know what A or GSCE math are comprised of; A level we're talking about what? Calculus and functions?

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    Yep. Calculus is studied at A Level along with functions. The hardest topic covered at GCSE is probably circle theorems.


    http://pastpapers.download.wjec.co.uk/s15-0973-01.pdf C1

    http://pastpapers.download.wjec.co.uk/s15-0974-01.pdf C2

    http://pastpapers.download.wjec.co.uk/s15-0975-01.pdf C3

    http://pastpapers.download.wjec.co.uk/s15-0976-01.pdf C4

    C1-C4 are the pure modules required for A Levels, so if you can do these, you're good.

    (C1+C2 are easier than C3+C4)
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    (Original post by GradeA*UnderA)
    Yep. Calculus is studied at A Level along with functions. The hardest topic covered at GCSE is probably circle theorems.


    http://pastpapers.download.wjec.co.uk/s15-0973-01.pdf C1

    http://pastpapers.download.wjec.co.uk/s15-0974-01.pdf C2

    http://pastpapers.download.wjec.co.uk/s15-0975-01.pdf C3

    http://pastpapers.download.wjec.co.uk/s15-0976-01.pdf C4

    C1-C4 are the pure modules required for A Levels, so if you can do these, you're good.

    (C1+C2 are easier than C3+C4)
    I see. Thank you very much for the links!

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