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    I wanna do either PPE or Economics at a top Uni like LSE or Oxbridge maybe but I've been forced by teachers to drop Further Maths after a month and a half. I didn't understand the first chapter about complex numbers and mod/arg and got 16% and 17% on two tests on it. My other subjects are Maths, Economics and Philosophy&Ethics. Would not doing Further Maths put me at a disadvantage? Also does me having to drop the fourth already show I'm not capable of going to a top Uni?
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    Honestly, I think it'll be fine. Further maths is not a requirement, and as long as you get top grades, you'll be off to a good start. I don't think having to drop a fourth shows you're not capable. The norm is 3 A levels now, so don't worry. It's far better you focus on the 3 subjects you are doing considering you'll need excellent grades
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    (Original post by Maaaths)
    I wanna do either PPE or Economics at a top Uni like LSE or Oxbridge maybe but I've been forced by teachers to drop Further Maths after a month and a half. I didn't understand the first chapter about complex numbers and mod/arg and got 16% and 17% on two tests on it. My other subjects are Maths, Economics and Philosophy&Ethics. Would not doing Further Maths put me at a disadvantage? Also does me having to drop the fourth already show I'm not capable of going to a top Uni?
    Dropping further maths means you may not be cut out to do maths at university but of course it doesn't mean that you still can't get into top unis.

    Three A Levels are all you need for any course so dropping FM won't make any difference to your application. You'll be fine - just work really hard and aim for 3 A*s.
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    (Original post by Maaaths)
    I wanna do either PPE or Economics at a top Uni like LSE or Oxbridge maybe but I've been forced by teachers to drop Further Maths after a month and a half. I didn't understand the first chapter about complex numbers and mod/arg and got 16% and 17% on two tests on it. My other subjects are Maths, Economics and Philosophy&Ethics. Would not doing Further Maths put me at a disadvantage? Also does me having to drop the fourth already show I'm not capable of going to a top Uni?
    It could show that you're not capable but universities don't have to know that you ever took it. Just work harder on what you have left.
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    (Original post by Maaaths)
    I wanna do either PPE or Economics at a top Uni like LSE or Oxbridge maybe but I've been forced by teachers to drop Further Maths after a month and a half. I didn't understand the first chapter about complex numbers and mod/arg and got 16% and 17% on two tests on it. My other subjects are Maths, Economics and Philosophy&Ethics. Would not doing Further Maths put me at a disadvantage? Also does me having to drop the fourth already show I'm not capable of going to a top Uni?
    it's a good thing you dropped it now. If you had dropped it later or after doing AS, etc, the uni would have known and would have questioned why you dropped it (not capable, etc), and put you at a disadvantage,
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    (Original post by Notnek)
    Dropping further maths means you may not be cut out to do maths at university but of course it doesn't mean that you still can't get into top unis.

    Three A Levels are all you need for any course so dropping FM won't make any difference to your application. You'll be fine - just work really hard and aim for 3 A*s.
    Does that mean the amount of maths needed in Bsc Economics degrees would be too hard for me or is the maths needed for that just A Level Maths standard (if that makes sense)?
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    (Original post by Maaaths)
    Does that mean the amount of maths needed in Bsc Economics degrees would be too hard for me or is the maths needed for that just A Level Maths standard (if that makes sense)?
    You should be fine. And if you get a high grade in A Level maths then that will definitely show that you'll be okay.
 
 
 
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