Are my A-Level options a good combination?

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I plan to take the following A-Levels in September:

A-Level Business Studies
A-Level Geography
A-Level Psychology

Is the subjects that I have listed above a good combination?

I plan to do a degree in accountancy once I finish sixth form.

Many thanks!
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I plan to take the following A-Levels in September:

A-Level Business Studies
A-Level Geography
A-Level Psychology

Is the subjects that have I listed above a good combination?

I plan to do a degree in accountancy once I finish sixth form.

Many thanks!
I think taking maths is really important when it comes to accountancy, but you should make sure with your teacher when you start.
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I would drop business studies if I were you as it’s regarded as a “soft subject” by many top unis. And as said above you are going to need maths for accountancy
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I think taking maths is really important when it comes to accountancy, but you should make sure with your teacher when you start.
Thanks for the advice!

I did not perform as well as i hoped in the maths exams this summer i sat the Edexcel Higher Paper and came out of it with a Grade 5.
Because of the grade i achieved i wouldn't be able to take A-Level Maths as my sixth form suggested only those who achieved at least a Grade 7 could be enrolled onto the course.
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Thanks for the advice!

I did not perform as well as i hoped in the maths exams this summer i sat the Edexcel Higher Paper and came out of it with a Grade 5.
Because of the grade i achieved i wouldn't be able to take A-Level Maths as my sixth form suggested only those who achieved at least a Grade 7 could be enrolled onto the course.
Then I feel like accountancy may not be for you since it involes a lot of maths. Maybe you like something else that you would like to do at uni? Plus, a warning, geography is really hard at a-level
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Then I feel like accountancy may not be for you since it involes a lot of maths. Maybe you like something else that you would like to do at uni? Plus, a warning, geography is really hard at a-level
Thanks for the advice... regardless of how demoralising it was.

Regardless, after looking around at accountancy and finance degrees offered by universities which are part of the Russell group i found that around 1/3 of them do not require A-Level Mathematics to be taken in order to apply for the course.
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Thanks for the advice... regardless of how demoralising it was.

Regardless, after looking around at accountancy and finance degrees offered by universities which are part of the Russell group i found that around 1/3 of them do not require A-Level Mathematics to be taken in order to apply for the course.
I'm sorry if my advice made you feel bad, all I mea t to do was try to help you out. If you feel like accounting is what you want to do, go for it. Good luck.
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I'm sorry if my advice made you feel bad, all I mea t to do was try to help you out. If you feel like accounting is what you want to do, go for it. Good luck.
There is no need to apologise.
I appreciate honesty.
The fact that you have taken time out of your evening to reply to my thread to give me valuable advice is so kind in which i am truly thankful for.
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Business is most definitely not a “soft” subject and is actually a very open ended degree, if you were to pursue that. Business is similar to accounting in a few aspects so perhaps focus on that? Also don’t do maths if you don’t like it and want to do it just for accounting coz it isn’t worth it. I made that mistake with computing😂
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http://www.lse.ac.uk/study-at-lse/Un...ns-Information

^ if you click on ‘subject combinations’ you’ll see a list of preferred and non-preferred subjects
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Business is most definitely not a “soft” subject and is actually a very open ended degree, if you were to pursue that. Business is similar to accounting in a few aspects so perhaps focus on that? Also don’t do maths if you don’t like it and want to do it just for accounting coz it isn’t worth it. I made that mistake with computing😂
Thanks for your advice!
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http://www.lse.ac.uk/study-at-lse/Un...ns-Information

^ if you click on ‘subject combinations’ you’ll see a list of preferred and non-preferred subjects
Thanks, i have just had a quick browse on the LSE website in which Business Studies was stated as "non-preferred".
However, i'm startled that they prefer RE over Business Studies!
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I plan to take the following A-Levels in September:

A-Level Business Studies
A-Level Geography
A-Level Psychology

Is the subjects that I have listed above a good combination?

I plan to do a degree in accountancy once I finish sixth form.

Many thanks!
I’m pretty sure you need to do a level maths to do accountancy
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