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So I have to pick my A levels in 2 days and (as the title says) I need desperate help. I am sure on doing Maths and Economics as 2 A levels but must have a 3rd A level and an optional 4th A Level (unsure if I want to, but will if it helps my chances). I want to do something Economics related at a top Uni (LSE, Oxbridge etc.). What A Levels will go well with Maths and Economics. Plz help!!
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pick a humanitarian subject cus it goes well with economics, pick something lime sociology, geography , philosophy, politics something along those lines

it helps with application to the real world imo
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I did maths economics and psychology. U could also take chemistry but I dropped that or physics if you like it. If you are looking for an easier A Level I would say take psychology or maybe sociology or the arts if you are artistic (but there is lots of coursework!)
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Geography goes very well with economics and maths. There are many different options, you could go for a science, any one would work nicely, history or English, a language, or even further maths. Pick a subject that you’d enjoy is the most important thing, don’t pick one if a teacher or parents persuades you to, do what you enjoy.
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You should pick another science subject like chemistry or psychology. Normally tops unis will require u to have science subjects in your choices (i don't remember if they would want another one beside maths but it's better to have another science sub with you in case one of them is too hard)
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(Original post by Tyronedbeast)
So I have to pick my A levels in 2 days and (as the title says) I need desperate help. I am sure on doing Maths and Economics as 2 A levels but must have a 3rd A level and an optional 4th A Level (unsure if I want to, but will if it helps my chances). I want to do something Economics related at a top Uni (LSE, Oxbridge etc.). What A Levels will go well with Maths and Economics. Plz help!!
Geography because some of the content overlaps.
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maths and econ are calm that should be enough for a econ degree if they even request specific a levels
i recommend choosing any subject that you particularly enjoy at the moment at gcse, because choosing something just so it 'fits in' with your other subjects really isn't worth it if you hate the subject (from experience oops)
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(Original post by Tyronedbeast)
So I have to pick my A levels in 2 days and (as the title says) I need desperate help. I am sure on doing Maths and Economics as 2 A levels but must have a 3rd A level and an optional 4th A Level (unsure if I want to, but will if it helps my chances). I want to do something Economics related at a top Uni (LSE, Oxbridge etc.). What A Levels will go well with Maths and Economics. Plz help!!
Further maths is a good choice since most economic courses are maths heavy. Physics is also not a bad choice since you learn about a lot of interesting topics.
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Thanks for all your help. I’m pretty sure that I will do Maths, Economics,Geography as my 3 A Levels. However, I’ve heard further maths is really good for applying for economics related courses and I’m pretty good at maths anyway. Is it worth doing Further Maths as a 4th A Level.
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most top unis love further maths as a fourth subject for economics - definitely worth it, and if you like maths, then definitely do it. maybe it's not 'required' but unis absolutely see further maths as a plus
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Thanks for all your help. I’m pretty sure that I will do Maths, Economics,Geography as my 3 A Levels. However, I’ve heard further maths is really good for applying for economics related courses and I’m pretty good at maths anyway. Is it worth doing Further Maths as a 4th A Level.
Have you checked out what LSE and Cambridge say about FM?
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most top unis love further maths as a fourth subject for economics - definitely worth it, and if you like maths, then definitely do it. maybe it's not 'required' but unis absolutely see further maths as a plus
Further maths is not a fourth A level. Most unis accept it as a proper a level.
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Have you checked out what LSE and Cambridge say about FM?
LSE requires it but I can’t find the info for Cambridge. But I think further maths looks good on ur application.
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LSE requires it but I can’t find the info for Cambridge. But I think further maths looks good on ur application.
Not quite "requires" but if you don't have it to at least AS level your chances of an offer are far reduced.

For Cambridge:
http://www.econ.cam.ac.uk/apply/ba-economics

But as you realise, it will be extremely useful to have.
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Ok people, I have some doubts if I could cope with 4 A levels. If I were to do only 3 A levels. Would FM or Geography be more helpful to allow me to do an economics related degree.
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FM is good but its intense - definitely a lot. Better than geo tho for economics
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You should check requirements of different unis for what you want to study, sometimes they will advise or ask for a specific level requirement, also
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I agree that further maths is worth taking. You can drop it if in the end you don't need it/it's going badly
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Ok people, I have some doubts if I could cope with 4 A levels. If I were to do only 3 A levels. Would FM or Geography be more helpful to allow me to do an economics related degree.
It really depends. Are you looking to do a Ba or a BSc, also which are you better at, which will you enjoy the most
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TSR Applying for Economics advice : https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Economics_Degree

(Geography would be a good choice if you wanted to go into Development/Economics : examples https://www.soas.ac.uk/economics/programmes/bscdevecon/ and https://www.bath.ac.uk/courses/under...ith-economics/)
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