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    I want to go into a career in business, so think the course would be a good fit. I have just started my A levels, so am looking around at courses. I achieved 4A*s 4A'S and 2B's at GCSE and am taking A-levels in history, politics, economics, and geography. I am slightly concerned as I am finding economics quite challenging and am considering dropping it, will this mean I will struggle? Also, i am not very good at maths, and got a B at GCSE, will this mean I will further find it difficult? But I have heard that for example Exeter only has 10 taught hours a week, so you have a lot of time to review, is this the same for most unis?

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    (Original post by bigspeller)
    I want to go into a career in business, so think the course would be a good fit. I have just started my A levels, so am looking around at courses. I achieved 4A*s 4A'S and 2B's at GCSE and am taking A-levels in history, politics, economics, and geography. I am slightly concerned as I am finding economics quite challenging and am considering dropping it, will this mean I will struggle? Also, i am not very good at maths, and got a B at GCSE, will this mean I will further find it difficult? But I have heard that for example Exeter only has 10 taught hours a week, so you have a lot of time to review, is this the same for most unis?

    thanks.
    Hi bigspeller

    Great to hear that you are interested in Business and Management. I currently study Business Management and Marketing at NTU.

    From personal experience of my course, the first year in particular is used as a way to get everyone up to speed. As most universities won't require you to have done Business as A-Level, it is a useful year to bring everyone up to the same level, so I wouldn't worry about struggling at Economics. Again, your B in GCSE Maths should be fine as again they won't specifically ask you for a Maths A-level and therefore you won't be expected to have an extensive knowledge of Maths.

    In my first and second year we had around 12-15 hours of contact time - but this will vary at different universities so I would contact the one's you are interested in for any specific information

    I am currently on a placement year - something that I am finding really helpful and something that I am really glad that I chose to do. My advice would be to try and look for courses that do offer work experience/placement opportunities.

    If I can help you any further - give me a shout

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    The most challenging modules you'll study are the Accounting/Finance/Stats etc.
 
 
 
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