Hi and thanks for any help in adavance.
I'm doing AS English Language, History, Economics and Maths this year and I'm going to drop English Language (unbelievably boring...)
I was thinking about doing a extra AS next year because I'll be applying to top unis (possibly Oxford for PPE) and also because I just want to for the challenge, learning curve etc... It depends on my timetable, but I'm thinking between Politics and Further Maths. I want to do either Politics and Economics at uni or PPE.
I'd been put off Further Maths before because of its reputation and also because I never thought I was very good at it. However, I got an A in GCSE Stats and an A* in GCSE Maths. Also, in the mocks I got an A in S1 (1st or 2nd in the year group) and I was the only person doing Maths who got an A in C1 (this includes people currently doing Further Maths). I revised a bit for S1 but none for C1
. I also got two A's for my economics mocks. Do you think Further Maths would be helpful for an joint honours economics degree? and do you think (with my current grades) I'd be able to do it?
At the other end of the spectrum in History I got BBC in the mocks. The teacher said we were harshly marked but to be honest I felt the essays I wrote really weren't that good, so I'm thinking that AS Politics may help me practise essay writing, as well as building my knowledge about it and giving me a good chance to natter on about politics What have your been experiences with AS Poltics? is it good to build essay skills?
Or do you think I shouldn't bother with either?