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    I am currently in Year 11 and picking my A-Level options, and am hoping to pursue a career in Accounting after university. I find maths a subject fairly difficult to understand, but with work I can understand topics at the time - however, when it comes to revising them, I find it extremely hard to "re learn them", ending up with Bs in both my Year 10 and Year 11 mocks and leading to a lack of confidence, particularly in shape related topics. While I have been assured that maths is not completely essential to a career in Accounting, I hope to study Economics at University and am worried about keeping up with the maths content at university. Is Economics doable at degree level without A-Level Maths? (I am predicted an A at GCSE, and plan to take Economics at A-Level).
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    Hey, so I'm in year 12 and going through a similar predicament. I got an A in gcse maths and took history, pol and econ. I'm now going to do a politics/economics joint honours because for many unis you need A-level maths for straight econ. I've also got two siblings who did a straight economics degree and said it was really maths heavy. Maybe you should really consider taking maths a-level if you really wanna do econ at uni.
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    Most universities will require a level maths. LSE even requires an A* at a level mathematics to do economics. Some universities will also ask for further maths. Doing economics at uni without a really good understanding of maths would probably be unwise.
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    However, perhaps a joint honours or PPE would be just as enjoyable if you don't want to do maths.
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    For economics, most universities will require mathematics, some even ask for further mathematics. I'd do mathematics to not limit my options, or choose a different course.
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    (Original post by sahil19)
    Hey, so I'm in year 12 and going through a similar predicament. I got an A in gcse maths and took history, pol and econ. I'm now going to do a politics/economics joint honours because for many unis you need A-level maths for straight econ. I've also got two siblings who did a straight economics degree and said it was really maths heavy. Maybe you should really consider taking maths a-level if you really wanna do econ at uni.
    Thanks for the help!
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    (Original post by rosie.mn)
    However, perhaps a joint honours or PPE would be just as enjoyable if you don't want to do maths.
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    (Original post by grxce_)
    For economics, most universities will require mathematics, some even ask for further mathematics. I'd do mathematics to not limit my options, or choose a different course.
    Did you do A-Level maths? And if so, how did you find it?
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    This won't be what you'll want to hear but pursuing a serious BSc in Economics pretty much necessitates good mathematical skills. Economics as a subject has evolved over the past few decades and has become more about evidenced-based analysis using mathematical models and tools.

    That said, there are universities out there that will offer a BSc course without Maths A Level as a requirement. Some mid-tier universities will want a certain grade for GCSE Maths, either an A or a B like Birmingham or Royal Holloway; you'll need to do your own research.
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    (Original post by pindama)
    I am currently in Year 11 and picking my A-Level options, and am hoping to pursue a career in Accounting after university. I find maths a subject fairly difficult to understand, but with work I can understand topics at the time - however, when it comes to revising them, I find it extremely hard to "re learn them", ending up with Bs in both my Year 10 and Year 11 mocks and leading to a lack of confidence, particularly in shape related topics. While I have been assured that maths is not completely essential to a career in Accounting, I hope to study Economics at University and am worried about keeping up with the maths content at university. Is Economics doable at degree level without A-Level Maths? (I am predicted an A at GCSE, and plan to take Economics at A-Level).
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    If you don't like maths /aren't good at maths then accounting isn't the career for you. Don't bother pursuing accounting if you dont like maths/are bad at it.
    And no and economics degree is not doable without maths!
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    (Original post by pindama)
    Did you do A-Level maths? And if so, how did you find it?
    Yes, I did A level maths. I'm pretty dece at it so I found it really easy. If you work hard and make sure you understand everything, I think getting an A isn't especially difficult, although I cannot be certain due to the spec change for your year :/
 
 
 
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