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I’m really not sure about what to take for my a levels. I was set on further maths, maths, computer science and physics but now I’m not so sure. I want to possibly start my own business when I’m older but that seems like a waste of an a level? I also think that I may want to trade in the stock market so would economics be a possibility? Like I don’t enjoy maths but I think it would be really useful, thanks
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I’m really not sure about what to take for my a levels. I was set on further maths, maths, computer science and physics but now I’m not so sure. I want to possibly start my own business when I’m older but that seems like a waste of an a level? I also think that I may want to trade in the stock market so would economics be a possibility? Like I don’t enjoy maths but I think it would be really useful, thanks
the way to become a millionaire on the stock market is to start off as a multi-millionaire and start losing money. your A level choices are fine but there's no reason not to replace comp sci with economics, as neither A level is a pre-requisite for the degree
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I’m really not sure about what to take for my a levels. I was set on further maths, maths, computer science and physics but now I’m not so sure. I want to possibly start my own business when I’m older but that seems like a waste of an a level? I also think that I may want to trade in the stock market so would economics be a possibility? Like I don’t enjoy maths but I think it would be really useful, thanks
If you don’t enjoy maths that much do maths economics computer science and physics
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the way to become a millionaire on the stock market is to start off as a multi-millionaire and start losing money. your A level choices are fine but there's no reason not to replace comp sci with economics, as neither A level is a pre-requisite for the degree
Yeah that’s a point, what a levels did you take?
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Yeah that’s a point, what a levels did you take?
bio, maths, further maths and economics
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Did/do you think that 4 a levels are/was too hard?
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If you don’t enjoy maths then don’t consider taking further maths! I 100% agree with you that maths is a really important A Level to take and will definitely be worth it (facilitating subject, counts as a science often) so long as you feel that you will be competent enough and won’t hate doing it each day! You spend a lot of time doing the subjects so it’s important to make sure you at least can tolerate them, if so then take maths but only take further maths if you are passionate about maths as it is a slog and a half. I have three Friends who took maths, FM, physics and computing and despite getting 9’s at maths GCSE dropped FM after AS because if you don’t want to study maths at degree level then taking FM gets you no further advantage. I wouldn’t take economics A Level, I think that it won’t provide you the information you are looking for, you can always study eco at degree level without studying it at A Level. For now I think it’s best to keep your options open and stick with Maths, physics and computer science and maybe throw in a humanity or essay based subject for more variation to cover all areas. Good luck and if you have any more questions feel free to ask
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You can start your own business pretty much in any field. If you want to take Computing for A levels,then you can start your own tech company one day. Then,( depending on the university)tipically you’ll have 2 math modules as a computing student so bo need to worry
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Did/do you think that 4 a levels are/was too hard?
Definitely only take 3 A levels. You don't need 4. Many years ago, 4 was the norm but ever since the A levels reform, it's 3. Don't bother with anything extra.

Just do the subjects that you think you'll do well in and that you enjoy. :fluffy:
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