A Level Maths vs Global Perspectives and Research?

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Hi! So I'm currently trying to choose my A Level subjects, and I've narrowed it down to Economics, Psychology and English. However, I can't seem to choose between Global Perspectives - a subject I took and loved in IGCSE and have heard that universities love it too, and Maths - which would be helpful if I choose to pursue an Economics or Psychology degree eventually. What would you suggest?
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(Original post by mahnoorraza)
Hi! So I'm currently trying to choose my A Level subjects, and I've narrowed it down to Economics, Psychology and English. However, I can't seem to choose between Global Perspectives - a subject I took and loved in IGCSE and have heard that universities love it too, and Maths - which would be helpful if I choose to pursue an Economics or Psychology degree eventually. What would you suggest?
If you want to study economics, I strongly advise you do maths a-level. For psychology it would be helpful, but less critical.
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Where did you learn unis love Global Perspectives?
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What is Global Perspectives first time hearing of it. Anyhow, do maths. You need it for economics especially at degree level.
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What is Global Perspectives first time hearing of it. Anyhow, do maths. You need it for economics especially at degree level.
Global Perspectives and Research is a Pre-U course offered by CIE (the exam board that's part of the University of Cambridge), which involves analysing arguments and sources, and writing essays on global issues.

(Original post by mahnoorraza)
Hi! So I'm currently trying to choose my A Level subjects, and I've narrowed it down to Economics, Psychology and English. However, I can't seem to choose between Global Perspectives - a subject I took and loved in IGCSE and have heard that universities love it too, and Maths - which would be helpful if I choose to pursue an Economics or Psychology degree eventually. What would you suggest?
I'll second what Gregorius said in post #2. The top economics courses (at Oxbridge, LSE, etc.) are all highly mathematical, so maths is essential, and Further Maths is also highly desirable if you're applying to top universities. For psychology, maths is less essential, though the statistics component would come in useful, but in general if you're applying for any science (whether natural sciences like physics/chemistry, or human sciences like psychology/sociology), maths is a good choice.
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