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    In August this year I will begin to study international A levels but I had some problems with choosing my 4 subjects. Originally I wanted to take Economics, Maths, History and English Literature for the first year and then drop English after AS. However, I wish to study Economics at uni and I learned that Further Maths would be a better fourth option. The problem is that my school does not offer FM. I don`t know whether I should carry on with English or attempt to self-teach at least AS FM as I believe that would be more useful in the future. Any advice?
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    In August this year I will begin to study international A levels but I had some problems with choosing my 4 subjects. Originally I wanted to take Economics, Maths, History and English Literature for the first year and then drop English after AS. However, I wish to study Economics at uni and I learned that Further Maths would be a better fourth option. The problem is that my school does not offer FM. I don`t know whether I should carry on with English or attempt to self-teach at least AS FM as I believe that would be more useful in the future. Any advice?
    Would you be any better at further maths?

    The only real way to tell is to check out the admission policy for the unis you are interested in to see what they regard as important. It can be much harder to teach yourself. It may be useful ib the future, but no good if you dont grasp it to a high standard and wont do you any favours if you dont get into Uni because of it.

    This is what LSE say and they have one of the most strict policies. Note the bit about schools where FM is not offered and the common subjects it finds acceptable. All within your original choice.

    I doubt that many if any unis require FM.

    Anyway the LSE policy gives you a good idea and some reassurance for your choice.

    I had a quick look
    Warwick requires just Maths
    UCL Maths and Economics if offered.
    Kings Maths

    Nothing to worry about imo., But always check yourself.

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    Would you be any better at further maths?

    The only real way to tell is to check out the admission policy for the unis you are interested in to see what they regard as important. It can be much harder to teach yourself. It may be useful ib the future, but no good if you dont grasp it to a high standard and wont do you any favours if you dont get into Uni because of it.

    This is what LSE say and they have one of the most strict policies. Note the bit about schools where FM is not offered and the common subjects it finds acceptable. All within your original choice.

    I doubt that many if any unis require FM.

    Anyway the LSE policy gives you a good idea and some reassurance for your choice.

    I had a quick look
    Warwick requires just Maths
    UCL Maths and Economics if offered.
    Kings Maths

    Nothing to worry about imo., But always check yourself.

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    Thank you for your answer it's really helpful. I guess I was overthinking the whole thing.
 
 
 
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