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    I want to be an accountant and I will be taking the route of higher apperanticeship
    (Which is available after a levels)
    At the momental I'm thinking of taking:
    Maths
    Economics
    Poltics /History

    I'm also thinking of doing BTEC business studies level 3 extended certificate which is equivalent to 1 A2
    its 80% coursework and 20% exam meaning I can focus on other subjects such as maths and economics

    So I was wondering should I take it and do 4 subjects at A2 instead of 3 and would doing 4 put at a advantage
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    (Original post by abdul2007)
    I want to be an accountant and I will be taking the route of higher apperanticeship
    (Which is available after a levels)
    At the momental I'm thinking of taking:
    Maths
    Economics
    Poltics /History

    I'm also thinking of doing BTEC business studies level 3 extended certificate which is equivalent to 1 A2
    its 80% coursework and 20% exam meaning I can focus on other subjects such as maths and economics

    So I was wondering should I take it and do 4 subjects at A2 instead of 3 and would doing 4 put at a advantage
    Economics and business studies are often thought to be very similar at A Level. If you're thinking of applying to uni, many won't accept both A Levels in combination. So no, it's unlikely that taking business studies as an extra will significantly enhance your application for an apprenticeship.
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    I'm in my second year of Sixth Form college and I am doing History, Economics, and English Literature.

    Doing 4 A-Levels has NO advantage whatsoever unless you just want to do it for fun/you're super smart. I'm midway through the application process for Oxford and even they said to me they will only look at my 3 best if I was doing 4.

    Also, an extra with 80% coursework would be literal hell I think, I have coursework atm for History and English (I should be doing my history but i'm helping you look how good I am) and they take up so much time oh my god it's exhausting.

    Yeah, idk if that helped. Overall, no there is no advantage of doing 4 over 3.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    Economics and business studies are often thought to be very similar at A Level. If you're thinking of applying to uni, many won't accept both A Levels in combination. So no, it's unlikely that taking business studies as an extra will significantly enhance your application for an apprenticeship.
    dis some bulls**t right here I've come across no universities that don't accept both (there may be some) but i've been doing my ucas since september (i have completed and have 4 offers) and i haven't seen any that say you can't do both
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    (Original post by Juno)
    Economics and business studies are often thought to be very similar at A Level. If you're thinking of applying to uni, many won't accept both A Levels in combination. So no, it's unlikely that taking business studies as an extra will significantly enhance your application for an apprenticeship.
    I think it's fine most universities take it. Kent and Leicester were fine with for one person I know and he got B and D respectively.
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    (Original post by hrmpurser)
    dis some bulls**t right here I've come across no universities that don't accept both (there may be some) but i've been doing my ucas since september (i have completed and have 4 offers) and i haven't seen any that say you can't do both
    Meh, look at my previous posts - you'll find I've replied to loads of people who have had this problem. Maybe they were aiming a bit higher than you are, though
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    (Original post by Juno)
    Meh, look at my previous posts - you'll find I've replied to loads of people who have had this problem. Maybe they were aiming a bit higher than you are, though
    Yeah idk, I've applied to and got offers from Manchester, King's, Birmingham, and Queen Mary, and applied to Oxford too. I guess it's just different for each uni?
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    (Original post by hrmpurser)
    Yeah idk, I've applied to and got offers from Manchester, King's, Birmingham, and Queen Mary, and applied to Oxford too. I guess it's just different for each uni?
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    I'm takingc A2 economics btec business and btec IT - with predicted grades of B, Distinction, Distinction.
    I'm applying to unis such as loughborough, lancaster, east anglia, aston and leicester for economics/ business econ and finance.
    On some of the sites they do advise you to not take subjects which are similar - I'm taking econ and business.
    GCSEs: 5As, 3Bs, 2Cs.
    AS: D, Distinction, Merit and U.
    Will they still give offers? especially trying to go to loughborough or lancaster..
 
 
 
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