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so I've pretty much messed up my future - im in year 12 and i got quite good GCSEs, doing maths further maths and economics a levels now and wanted to go to a top uni.

i can't now.

year 11s - when making your choices, please be wise - don't be stupid. because of the fact i'm doing further maths as a 3rd subject means i can't go to any top university for economics (rip target) and there's no point of going to bottom unis as they're pointless (rip degree)

apprenticeship you say? no security for me. i wouldn't have transferable skills so yeah when you choose further maths, don't chose it as a 3rd unless you're doing maths at uni. this was something that wasn't made clear to me please don't make the mistake

i can't go into anything that will make me happy anymore
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That's only true for LSE and maybe Cambridge!

You can go to Warwick, which is an amazing uni for economics.
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omg this seems like the perfect out for me, i am in year 11 right now and i want to do a degree in economics at a top uni just like you. my strongest subject is maths so i thought taking maths, further maths and eco would be perfect. please give me advice if this is not the case x
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(Original post by timif1)
so I've pretty much messed up my future - im in year 12 and i got quite good GCSEs, doing maths further maths and economics a levels now and wanted to go to a top uni.

i can't now.

year 11s - when making your choices, please be wise - don't be stupid. because of the fact i'm doing further maths as a 3rd subject means i can't go to any top university for economics (rip target) and there's no point of going to bottom unis as they're pointless (rip degree)

apprenticeship you say? no security for me. i wouldn't have transferable skills so yeah when you choose further maths, don't chose it as a 3rd unless you're doing maths at uni. this was something that wasn't made clear to me please don't make the mistake

i can't go into anything that will make me happy anymore
Can’t you go to the London School of Economics which requires Further Maths.
Or are you saying that you can’t because you haven’t made Further Maths as your 4th A Level after something else.
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omg this seems like the perfect out for me, i am in year 11 right now and i want to do a degree in economics at a top uni just like you. my strongest subject is maths so i thought taking maths, further maths and eco would be perfect. please give me advice if this is not the case x
Honestly, work hard and you'll be fine (I applied for econ this year)
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omg this seems like the perfect out for me, i am in year 11 right now and i want to do a degree in economics at a top uni just like you. my strongest subject is maths so i thought taking maths, further maths and eco would be perfect. please give me advice if this is not the case x
You could possibly start A LEVEL HISTORY next year or something like that as another A Level. This involves doing an additional year though. Whatever it takes I suppose
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How will further maths stop you going to a top uni?

Maths is often a requirement for economics, especially for the 'top' unis, so surely further mathematics makes your application even more competitive.
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omg this seems like the perfect out for me, i am in year 11 right now and i want to do a degree in economics at a top uni just like you. my strongest subject is maths so i thought taking maths, further maths and eco would be perfect. please give me advice if this is not the case x
You should do something instead of FM (unless you're doing it as a 4th subject) because it's too narrow for unis like LSE! Maybe a science or a language?
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Honestly, work hard and you'll be fine (I applied for econ this year)
thank you, would you guys say taking eco, maths and geography would be a better choice for an eco degree? i.e. less stress maybe and more variety?
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thank you, would you guys say taking eco, maths and geography would be a better choice for an eco degree? i.e. less stress maybe and more variety?
It's fine to take further maths as a third subject unless you're aiming for LSE/Cambridge. If you want to go there, then you should take 4 A-levels, including Further Maths.
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and here i was expecting a "don't true drugs or have sex speech"
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would i am fairly good at maths, i am predicted 8/9 at gcse and in set 1 out of 9 for maths at my school.

I have always thought of taking further maths as a forth a level but i fear it will be too stressful and i will not be able to cope, most of all i fear it will end up ruining my other subjects and i will end up getting 4 average grade instead of 3 good grades. anyone who has taken a levels or is currently doing a levels, what do you suggest?
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so I've pretty much messed up my future - im in year 12

i can't go into anything that will make me happy anymore
Over dramatic possibly?
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thank you, would you guys say taking eco, maths and geography would be a better choice for an eco degree? i.e. less stress maybe and more variety?
As long as you have maths and econ you should be fine and you might want to take up FM as a 4th subject Oxbridge and LSE like it! The reason I said a science is because it's more mathematically inclined but it's up to you Also, do you want to check out my GYG blog (I do maths and econ and applied for econ so might be useful!) It's called "reach for the stars".
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omg this seems like the perfect out for me, i am in year 11 right now and i want to do a degree in economics at a top uni just like you. my strongest subject is maths so i thought taking maths, further maths and eco would be perfect. please give me advice if this is not the case x
don't.

take another subject
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As long as you have maths and econ you should be fine and you might want to take up FM as a 4th subject Oxbridge and LSE like it! The reason I said a science is because it's more mathematically inclined but it's up to you Also, do you want to check out my GYG blog (I do maths and econ and applied for econ so might be useful!) It's called "reach for the stars".
sure can u send a link and i will definitely check out your blog
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sure can u send a link and i will definitely check out your blog
Idk how to send a link? Just go on the GYG forum and it's called "Reach for the Stars- Yr 13 GYG" thanks so much
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would i am fairly good at maths, i am predicted 8/9 at gcse and in set 1 out of 9 for maths at my school.

I have always thought of taking further maths as a forth a level but i fear it will be too stressful and i will not be able to cope, most of all i fear it will end up ruining my other subjects and i will end up getting 4 average grade instead of 3 good grades. anyone who has taken a levels or is currently doing a levels, what do you suggest?
You will have to work quite a bit harder and do extra. I'm taking computing, physics, maths and further maths and when you take 4, you get less free periods and are expected to do more outside lessons too. Tldr, take 4 if you really want to (it's good) but he prepared to put in more work and stay on top of things.
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because of the fact i'm doing further maths as a 3rd subject
You're doing double maths, econs? Just those three?

Shame on your school for letting you, if that is the case.

Double maths, phys, econs is about the most popular A level combo at our place and we get loads of top ten uni placements every year.
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