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    or anything similar....
    What is it like? Did you need any work experience? What did pick for your alevels?
    Is it competitive?

    I was thinking of doing accounting and finance but most of my alevels are science based - biology, maths, chemistry and french. I never did economics, accounting at gcse, so I dont really know what it's like. If you could guys could tell me what it's like, I would be grateful ^_^

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    I applied for accounting (and finance) this year. You don't need to do economics or accounting (arguably, it's better to not do accounting). I think maths a level is preferred, but apart from that it doesn't matter.
    Also, you can train to be an accountant as long as you get a 2:1 in your chosen degree. But we're talking about Accounting and Finance degrees.

    I haven't got the impression they're very competitive. Obviously it's harder to get into the top universities, but there's places in Extra and usually in Clearing too. I didn't have any work experience and the people who I know who also applied for it, didn't either.
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    or anything similar....
    What is it like? Did you need any work experience? What did pick for your alevels?
    Is it competitive?

    I was thinking of doing accounting and finance but most of my alevels are science based - biology, maths, chemistry and french. I never did economics, accounting at gcse, so I dont really know what it's like. If you could guys could tell me what it's like, I would be grateful ^_^

    Thankyou!

    Just finished my first year doing A&F, I really enjoyed it. I did biology, maths, chemistry and physics a level so I completely understand what you're thinking. First year doesn't assume previous knowledge so you can have a look at a level economics and accounting textbooks, a lot of content is similar to that. if you like learning concepts and are logical then it's a good course. there are also elements of writing, especially for economics so be wary of that, i had to write 3 essays for assignments and end of year exams for law, economics and management accounting involve writing as well.
 
 
 
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