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    I want to take economics at a top university but my school doesn't offer Further Maths.
    I have applied for
    Computer science
    And I am willing to self teach Further Maths.
    I have also applied for a good school which will allow me to study Further Maths Chemistry and Biology which would be a dream, but im not to certain I will get in.
    I just wanted to know what sciences and other A levels are best to take. Am I better off dropping science and studying math dependant subjects or should I keep science as a backup?
    Thanks in advance

    I wouldn't take biology unless you plan to go into life sciences, health or social care. I would recommend learning some sociology, but in you own time (eg certified short courses from OU, or Coursera, but not in college, to infiltrated by ideologues looking to politically indoctrinate the naive). Also do the above said self teaching, (to obtain cert of attainment) in further maths is a sensible goal.

    Chemistry is a rigorous STEM subject that can demonstrate many transferable skills. Also, as the central science, at one end about a third of a physics degree would be covered in chemistry, just as a third of a biology degree would be covered by chemistry. In a sense chemistry, as a subject, can be thought of as a mix of applied physics, and theoretical molecular biology.
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    Do you think Economics os a good A-level to take.

    If it's available, and you want to study it at degree level, I'd think it would be essential. I never took A levels, so no idea what courses are available.
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