Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    Hii so I'm currently studying GCSEs and choosing A-levels to do in college. I'm basically choosing between Maths and Statistics but its so hard!! I do Statistics GCSE and I really like it but I'm concerned that continuing it wont give me the same opportunities as maths basically?
    I know maths counts as a science, but does statistics? (like if a uni course wanted a 'science', would statistics count)
    also, is Statistics seen as a 'soft subject'?
    Any answers/opinions appreciated
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    In Maths A level you can do two statistics modules within it. I guess it would depend on what you want to do in the future, as in general I would say maths is more useful as it will open up many courses to you- it is a facilitating subject. I haven't really heard much on statistics- it isn't offered anywhere near me. Looking online I can't see anything suggesting it is a 'soft' subject. If you want to do something science-related I would recommend maths personally.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    Thanks, I'm actually leaning more towards economics/politics rather than science...So would you still recommend maths?
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by avamaeh)
    Thanks, I'm actually leaning more towards economics/politics rather than science...So would you still recommend maths?
    I would still recommend maths, as it may be more valued by universities. However at the end of the day, if you prefer statistics, do that instead. But I have listed below some random universities views for Economics and Politics.
    -Oxford for PPE recommend Maths at least to AS level, as they say many successful applicants have got this.
    -Edinburgh University require it.
    -UCL don't do Econ + politics but they require maths for economics
    - Manchester don't really require it, they require one of a range which includes maths.
    -Sheffield don't mind what you have at all
    -Bath requires maths
    -Hull doesn't mind what you have

    I have links below to each of the pages, I hope this is useful. (Also it just occurred to me that you said economics/politics sorry for all the economics and politics!)
    https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/unde...onomics?wssl=1
    http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergr...amme&code=LL12
    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-stu...mics-bsc-econ/
    http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/2017/05137/baecon-economics-and-politics/entry-requirements/#course-profile
    https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/prospect...do?id=LL122017
    http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/ug/prosp...-requirements/
    http://beta.www.hull.ac.uk/Study/UG/...ics.aspx#entry
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    edit: forgot about the new a level reforms. you can only specialise in stats if you take further maths and pick further
    statistics 1 and 2.

    -----
    Offline

    22
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by avamaeh)
    Hii so I'm currently studying GCSEs and choosing A-levels to do in college. I'm basically choosing between Maths and Statistics but its so hard!! I do Statistics GCSE and I really like it but I'm concerned that continuing it wont give me the same opportunities as maths basically?
    I know maths counts as a science, but does statistics? (like if a uni course wanted a 'science', would statistics count)
    also, is Statistics seen as a 'soft subject'?
    Any answers/opinions appreciated
    Won't you have the new Maths A level i.e there is no modules like S1 and S2. Hence this gives you the option to do the Pure Maths and Stats paper
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    (Original post by emduck)
    In Maths A level you can do two statistics modules within it.
    This information is incorrect. A level maths has been reformed and no longer contains such modules.
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    (Original post by hiq)
    You could always do maths and take two statistics modules, S1, S2.
    Nope. There are new A level mathematics specifications in 2017 and they all do not offer the opportunity to specialise in statistics.
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Mr M)
    This information is incorrect. A level maths has been reformed and no longer contains such modules.
    Thank you for letting me know, when I posted that I wasn't familiar with the new reformed A Level

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Mr M)
    Nope. There are new A level mathematics specifications in 2017 and they all do not offer the opportunity to specialise in statistics.
    Hi
    Thanks you for useful information
    I'm going to sit exam on june for math a level
    I'm doing c1 c2 c3 c4
    And I'm gonna do M1 and M2
    Do you think M1 M2 are easier than other subjects?
    And could you please recommend to text book for m1 m2 in edxcle
    Thank you
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    (Original post by roham22)
    Hi
    Thanks you for useful information
    I'm going to sit exam on june for math a level
    I'm doing c1 c2 c3 c4
    And I'm gonna do M1 and M2
    Do you think M1 M2 are easier than other subjects?
    And could you please recommend to text book for m1 m2 in edxcle
    Thank you
    No I don't think M1 and M2 is the easiest route. D1 and S1, D1 and M1 or M1 and S1 are probably all easier.

    I'd use the Edexcel endorsed text books by Keith Pledger.
 
 
 

University open days

  • University of Bradford
    All faculties Undergraduate
    Wed, 21 Nov '18
  • Buckinghamshire New University
    All Faculties Postgraduate
    Wed, 21 Nov '18
  • Heriot-Watt University
    All Schools Postgraduate
    Wed, 21 Nov '18
Poll
Black Friday: Yay or Nay?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.