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    Im not really sure to post this, so please move if not correct.

    So as you may have already known, im going to open days and have seen many unis banging on on how good As maths is. I have done Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Chinese and Business AS and am going to take A2 Chemistry, Biology and Economics and im planning to do either Law or Banking or Investment at either UCL or CASS i think

    Teachers are urging me to do AS maths but im not sure why? employers dont really care about A levels do they? My teachers say that it will aid your uni application because it is considered to be a "hard" subjecta dn develops lots of skills that employers and unis want. But then i heard, a lecturer at uni saying that as long as you get into a good uni, your fine.

    I have a part time job (14 hrs) now to try to make ends meet when im at uni and i want to make my A2 year a bit easier and more relaxed with 3 subjects because i was studying like mad this year for my AS but failed miserably. So im not sure whether to take AS maths this year because i want more days off to relax and concentrate more on other things such as social life and work etc.

    Sorry for it being long but what should i do?

    1) Do AS maths, less days off college, more pressure but may get better prospects and may help my future?

    2) Dont do AS maths, more days of college, less pressure on A2 but may have less chance of getting into uni for ths subjects i want or be picked my employers.

    Im not asking anyone to make my life decision here but just advice to help me think this through
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    do it! it can only help with banking and investment.

    in fact, i'd suggest drop one of your A2s (probs biology) and do the whole maths A-level in a year

    pressure, yes but it can only open doors
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    The way to look at it, is that the first option benefits in the short term and the second option will benefit in the long term...
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    (Original post by n_251)
    do it! it can only help with banking and investment.

    in fact, i'd suggest drop one of your A2s (probs biology) and do the whole maths A-level in a year

    pressure, yes but it can only open doors
    I would do this too, if you can?
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    thank you for the replies, but im just not sure if A level Maths will open up new doors. I know i was stupid for choosing the wrong AS subjects in the first year, but if id do A level Maths, how many exams will i do in a year? anyone think it'll be tough, im really tired this year from doing ASs, and i heard A2 is even harder.
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    If you are looking at a degree with a large quantitative/numerical component, and are considering a career which is finance related, then I would suggest do maths.

    If you are not, then stick with the job, most part-time jobs will teach you a lot more than an extra A-level.
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    you've got to do if if you really are interested in banking particularly at competitive uni like UCL
 
 
 

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