Can I get into Economics at Cambridge with these A levels?

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    I'm doing maths, Further Maths, biology and Chemistry. If I get As/A*s will I have a chance of getting accepted or should I change one of my A levels to economics?
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    I'd recommend changing either biology or chemistry to economics because it is recommended you do it at a level.
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    (Original post by fksociety)
    I'd recommend changing either biology or chemistry to economics because it is recommended you do it at a level.
    Is economics at A level hard or respected? I heard its viewed as a soft subject and will hinder me if I decide dont want to do economics at uni
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    (Original post by Faheemcg9)
    Is economics at A level hard or respected? I heard its viewed as a soft subject and will hinder me if I decide dont want to do economics at uni
    It is respected. The new course is more respected. If you want to do it at uni it's good because it shows you have a solid grasp of it. If you dont do it then you'll have to show your interest in economics in another way.

    No, it won't ever hinder you. You're doing 3 other 'hard' subjects anyway.
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    (Original post by fksociety)
    It is respected. The new course is more respected. If you want to do it at uni it's good because it shows you have a solid grasp of it. If you dont do it then you'll have to show your interest in economics in another way.

    No, it won't ever hinder you. You're doing 3 other 'hard' subjects anyway.
    I'm thinking of medicine so I want to keep my options open. If I change my mind, will I be able to get into medicine at a top uni with Maths, Fm, Chemistry and Economics?
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    Your subjects are fine as it is tbh - you're perfectly competitive with M, FM, Bio, Chem.
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    (Original post by Faheemcg9)
    I'm thinking of medicine so I want to keep my options open. If I change my mind, will I be able to get into medicine at a top uni with Maths, Fm, Chemistry and Economics?
    no i don't think so as you need both chem and bio to study medicine at any top uni
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    chemistry, biology and economics so you can either go into medicine or economics degree. If you want to do maths or further math as an fourth a level but I'm sure your a levels are fine
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    (Original post by humerak786)
    chemistry, biology and economics so you can either go into medicine or economics degree. If you want to do maths or further math as an fourth a level but I'm sure your a levels are fine
    I don't agree with this at all, seems like pretty bad advice.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    I don't agree with this at all, seems like pretty bad advice.
    That's why I said go with your a levels either way okie just an opinion
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    (Original post by Faheemcg9)
    I'm thinking of medicine so I want to keep my options open. If I change my mind, will I be able to get into medicine at a top uni with Maths, Fm, Chemistry and Economics?
    If medicine is a possible option then i'd recommend Maths Bio Chem Economics and then do Further maths to AS (If the option is available, you can do AS Further Maths over two years)

    But if further maths is going to be difficult to fit with the other subjects then just do maths, bio, chem and economics.
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    (Original post by fksociety)
    If medicine is a possible option then i'd recommend Maths Bio Chem Economics and then do Further maths to AS (If the option is available, you can do AS Further Maths over two years)

    But if further maths is going to be difficult to fit with the other subjects then just do maths, bio, chem and economics.
    Are you sure? Doing Economics at LSE without Further Maths sounds extremely risky to me. Maybe I should just take 5 a levels?
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    (Original post by Faheemcg9)
    Are you sure? Doing Economics at LSE without Further Maths sounds extremely risky to me. Maybe I should just take 5 a levels?
    I personally think that you should first determine whether you want to do economics or medicine. If LSE is somewhere you want to go to, you have to actually be very interested in the field of economics, read books on it etc etc. Doing the right subjects is simply not enough. LSE do highly recommend further maths but as a 4th subject. But then they also make it clear that something like 80 or 90% of their students do take Economics to A level or IB.

    If you can handle 5 A levels and you're interested in all of them, then do it. Then at AS you can drop one or two depending on whether you want to go into medicine or economics.

    I personally wouldnt recommend doing 5 though.
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    (Original post by Faheemcg9)
    Are you sure? Doing Economics at LSE without Further Maths sounds extremely risky to me. Maybe I should just take 5 a levels?
    Your options are fine!!! You don't need Economics at A-level
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    (Original post by Ze Witcher)
    Your options are fine!!! You don't need Economics at A-level
    This^^.
 
 
 
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