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I chose to do business a level because I did it at GCSE and also I believe it is a useful subject.
However I have heard universities prefer economics over business, is this true?
The problem is that I don't know if I can do economics as my college wants a 6 in maths, whereas
Business only wants a 5. However my teacher put me into foundation maths to make sure I pass so I'm
Not really sure
Any help? Thanks
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I did both. Business is a soft subject and is far easier than economics hence economics is looked at more favourably
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I did both. Business is a soft subject and is far easier than economics hence economics is looked at more favourably
Nice simpsons pic by the way 😂😂😂😂😂😂
Does it help if you do either at GCSE, I don't most places don't require GCSE but just curious
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Nice simpsons pic by the way 😂😂😂😂😂😂
Does it help if you do either at GCSE, I don't most places don't require GCSE but just curious
Thanks! I did business at GCSE it did help though very little actually came up. I didn’t do GCSE Economics so it took a long time to get used to, I nearly dropped it because I just didn’t understand it.
Be prepared for a tough first few weeks and to make additional effort at first to close any gaps if necessary, but ultimately it helps like any a-level to have knowledge. If not don’t worry, you have 2 years and nothing counts until the end of year 13
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Thanks! I did business at GCSE it did help though very little actually came up. I didn’t do GCSE Economics so it took a long time to get used to, I nearly dropped it because I just didn’t understand it.
Be prepared for a tough first few weeks and to make additional effort at first to close any gaps if necessary, but ultimately it helps like any a-level to have knowledge. If not don’t worry, you have 2 years and nothing counts until the end of year 13
I've just finished GCSE business, I chose to do business abut I have friends who did business GCSE but chose economics A level
I watched Tutor2u and it looks very complicated 😕😕
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I've just finished GCSE business, I chose to do business abut I have friends who did business GCSE but chose economics A level
I watched Tutor2u and it looks very complicated 😕😕
It’s not if they teach it properly. First few lessons will be getting everyone at GCSE standard then gradually building on it
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It’s not if they teach it properly. First few lessons will be getting everyone at GCSE standard then gradually building on it
Have you need to have done higher maths for economics? Is there a lot of maths in economics?
Which exam board were you on?
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Have you need to have done higher maths for economics? Is there a lot of maths in economics?
Which exam board were you on?
For a-level? You just need to know how to deal with data. For uni? Most unis don’t require beyond a maths gcse, but yes economics has a lot of maths involved at a higher level.
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However I have heard universities prefer economics over business, is this true?
Most don't mind at all.

Which course are you thinking of doing at university? And what are your other A-levels?
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For a-level? You just need to know how to deal with data. For uni? Most unis don’t require beyond a maths gcse, but yes economics has a lot of maths involved at a higher level.
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Is the maths quite hard to get the hang of?
Oh ok? We're you also AQA for business?
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Most don't mind at all.

Which course are you thinking of doing at university? And what are your other A-levels?
To be honest, I'm not really sure yet
I'd be doing German and law
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Is the maths quite hard to get the hang of?
Oh ok? We're you also AQA for business?
I can’t comment at this stage but yes it looks like the maths is difficult but as long as you attend lectures and seminars you should be ok.
And yes.
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Business is a watered down version of Economics

Economics is hella more complexed and hella more BORING

I know, I did both for 2 years LOL
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I can’t comment at this stage but yes it looks like the maths is difficult but as long as you attend lectures and seminars you should be ok.
And yes.
Ah ok thank you, so if you were top of foundation maths you would be ok?
I am on AQA for business
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Business is a watered down version of Economics

Economics is hella more complexed and hella more BORING

I know, I did both for 2 years LOL
Did you enjoy business more or economics?
Oh dear
Hahaha
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Did you enjoy business more or economics?
Oh dear
Hahaha
Both subjects were fun but that was because I had a a fun group of people in my class

I'd say I enjoyed business more

Economics I would never do again lol
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Ah ok thank you, so if you were top of foundation maths you would be ok?
I am on AQA for business
If you pass you should be ok although do bare in mind in the first year you do the equivalent to a level maths so that’s a question to ask yourself
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Both subjects were fun but that was because I had a a fun group of people in my class

I'd say I enjoyed business more

Economics I would never do again lol
Oh ok thank you for your opinion 😃👍🏻
Did anyone muck around In either or any of your A level class, I figured all of them who did muck at GCSE went off to do apprenticeships or other?
Oh dear I'm very sorry 😂😂😂😂😂
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If you pass you should be ok although do bare in mind in the first year you do the equivalent to a level maths so that’s a question to ask yourself
Oh I see, that's why the high maths requirements
There's a course called Mathematical studies, which is a 1 year course and overlaps with A level statistics. Would that help?
Thanks
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Business is how to run and manage a business

Economics is how to manage money and the policies surrounding it.

Economics is a hard qualification to get good grades in so universities favour it.
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