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I'm certain I want to go into finance/economics so I'm wondering what the most ideal combination of A-levels would be. My degree would be in finance/economics or maths and I'm thinking of taking Maths, Physics and either further maths, chemistry or economics. I would take economics but I feel as though I wouldn't enjoy revising for it as I hate writing essays and planning exam technique such as write 2 points etc. Any help would be appreciated.
Well if you want a career in economics why not? i assume you'll be doing a degree in economics at uni? If so it'll be the same stuff: writing essays etc. May aswell get used to it now
Yeh, I agree with you there, but from what I've heard economics isn't necessary for any degrees whereas further maths can be extremely helpful in gaining a place if there is lots of competition with either a maths or economics degree.
I was in pretty much the same position as you. I hated writing essays. My school let you take 4 A-Levels, so I chose maths, further maths, physics and economics. I got a good grade in my economics AS level, but it was too stressful, so I dropped it after year 12. I would recommend doing the same as I did, or (if you can only pick three) do maths , further, physics
Yeh I like physics and it would keep my options open, it might be better to drop it for economics however. I'm just really not sure I'll enjoy it and I can always research economics in my free time to give me that advantage come uni application.
I'll definitely contemplate it, there's no reason I should take chemistry right? I'm interested in it just as much as the others but it's definitely not as beneficial as physics or further maths.
Hey, I study A level Economics at the moment and i do think there is a big mix of questions that come up, it can vary from 1 markers to essay type questions but I think that if you want to go into a finance based course in the future, you should consider A level economics because the trips and talks you may receive can all relate to that course as the economics syllabus itself. Other courses that may help would definitely be maths(i do wish i had taken this instead of law) and if possible a language would be good because employers as well as uni's would be keen to take someone on who knows another language. There would be an opportunity to study abroad as well as work abroad. Hope this helps
I definitely won't be taking a language aha, I am awful at that kinda stuff. Just a couple questions about economics, Is it similar to say English or business gcse in the sense of 12+ markers where it is a certain technique and you just have to find points from the text and analyse them? And also is it difficult or is it simply just putting the effort in rather than too complex to understand?