I have currently chosen Maths, Further Maths and Economics for my A-levels and I want to study economics at LSE or Oxbridge. For the fourth A-level, which would you recommend out of the following:
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- Thread Starter
- 26-08-2007 15:51
- 26-08-2007 15:57
Whatever you feel most comfortable with. They're all very good A-levels. I did Maths, Further Maths, Economics, History and Physics - and in hindsight I think History was a bad idea. I'd to Physics since I think Oxbridge look more favourably at it.
- 26-08-2007 17:01
I'd reccomend in this order:
History (shares most in common with econ, academic subject, plus LSE looks favourably on having a solid essay subject like it)
Physics (mathematical and highly academic, only narrowly behind History in my opinion)
German (good but not as good as the other two)
- 26-08-2007 17:06
Do what you enjoy most and what you think you can get the best grade in. You've got a very solid first 3.. the 4th won't matter very much.
German, History and Physics are just as 'academic' and 'respected' as eachother... they all develop different skills that will be useful for an economics degree
- 26-08-2007 17:07
All three of those options are highly respectable choices, but personally I think History would probably be the best one to take because then you're not limiting yourself and you're also proving that you have a lot of diversity.
You're obviously very good mathematically, and that's where your interests seem to lie, so by taking an essay-based subject you're broadening your own prospects.
Ultimately, though, it's your decision and there is much to be gained from studying Physics and German too.
So I wouldn't worry about which one to take - any of them will more than suffice
- 28-08-2007 11:52
I think you should do german, as out of those subjects it is the most useful in life. Also, I don't know about your school but at my school the german class is amazing