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IDK, I picked Politics, Maths, English Literature, History, but I'm not 100% sure whether I will keep those, or I will change, maybe I won't even do PPE at all, but I'm not sure.
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Probably politics economics and maths or throw in history instead of maths perhaps
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Probably politics economics and maths or throw in history instead of maths perhaps
No, I think it would be better to do maths. Politics/Economics is not required.
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Probably politics economics and maths or throw in history instead of maths perhaps
Politics is not needed, economics is helpful according to some PPE people I talked to in Oxford during interviews

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They both got offers for PPE

Two people in my year have applied for PPE with:
History, economics, Politics
Maths, economics, history

(Original post by JMR2017)
No, I think it would be better to do maths. Politics/Economics is not required.
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Politics is not needed, economics is helpful according to some PPE people I talked to in Oxford during interviews

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We're talking about the best combination though?
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They both got offers for PPE

Two people in my year have applied for PPE with:
History, economics, Politics
Maths, economics, history




We're talking about the best combination though?
Best combination imo is Maths, Economics, History/English Literature

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They both got offers for PPE

Two people in my year have applied for PPE with:
History, economics, Politics
Maths, economics, history




We're talking about the best combination though?
Yeah I would definitely put Maths in the best combination.
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Best combination imo is Maths, Economics, History/English Literature

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When applying for Politics/Philosophy/Economics surely politics would be more relevant than history or English literature?
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Best combination imo is Maths, Economics, History/English Literature

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I would say History would be better than economics. IDK though, I don't think there are set requirements for Oxford, but some universities ask for Maths.
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When applying for Politics/Philosophy/Economics surely politics would be more relevant than history or English literature?
You don't need to study politics to know about politics whereas History or English Literature are facilitating core subjects which generally makes your academic makeup stronger. Besides there is much you can learn in History and Literature about Politics.

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I would say History would be better than economics. IDK though, I don't think there are set requirements for Oxford, but some universities ask for Maths.
From talking to people I know, having a solid groundwork in Economics is quite helpful especially during interviews (One Economics specific interview) and in your first year. Of course economics can be self studied so that's fine. Maths is a foundation that is definitely useful and in fact I would say in most cases mandatory. - Oxford doesn't have set requirements for Maths but needs an Essay Subject I believe. A lot of universities require Maths A2 for economics related subjects like you said.

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Hey, got an offer for PPE. I took Maths, English and German. Had no problems in the economics interview (remember they are testing for capability not prior knowledge) and in fact I think some A-Level Econ students thought they over complicated things.

The only one I would say is vital is Maths. The official guideline is "Recommended but not required" but in the last statistics they released, PPE offer holders had Maths A Level 90+% of the time.

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IDK, I picked Politics, Maths, English Literature, History, but I'm not 100% sure whether I will keep those, or I will change, maybe I won't even do PPE at all, but I'm not sure.
hi, I am currently doing the same a levels as you- did you enjoy this combination?/ what uni degree did you end up doing??
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hi, I am currently doing the same a levels as you- did you enjoy this combination?/ what uni degree did you end up doing??
Yes, I enjoyed it but I ended up dropping maths before my second year. I am currently going into second year Philosophy Politics and Economics at KCL.
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Yes, I enjoyed it but I ended up dropping maths before my second year. I am currently going into second year Philosophy Politics and Economics at KCL.
oh nice! last question- did you find it hard finding unis that offered PPE without maths a level- I am considering dropping maths as I am finding it challenging.
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oh nice! last question- did you find it hard finding unis that offered PPE without maths a level- I am considering dropping maths as I am finding it challenging.
Nope when I was applying unis like Warwick, Nottingham, KCL gave me offers w/out maths. But I would check again to see if requirements have changed since then.
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