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    hii

    i am really confused on what to choose for as becouse i want a career in investment banking and i was going to pick these:

    maths
    history
    english lit
    economics

    but my 6th form does not offer economics instead they offer business studies and i am confused wethere to pick business studies or not or to pick a sicence like physics?

    any advice would really be helpfull

    thank you
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    i went for pretty much the same as you

    Maths
    French
    History
    Economics

    and basically the same career path - ish as you (might do law)

    ...but im not too sure cos i heard business studies aint greatly looked well upon by top unis and physics is good because it gets the brain thinking a lot..

    if i were you go for physics!
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    Pick up Physics instead of business studies. I went to a talk today on investment banking (I don't want to do it), but they were saying how they recruit people with PhD's in Physics. It would also help you with the maths and analytical part of it.
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    Dont do Business Studies.
    Do F-math.
    Math is very important, probably the most useful subject for an investment banker.
    If you cant do F-math then do Physics i spose.
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    I've been wondering this but I might go down the actuary path instead. Still, further maths would help a lot I think
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    ok i get it now that business studies is bad subject to pick and also i thought f-maths u could only do in a2 level?
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    Further maths most schools do accelerated so instead of doing as + as then a2 + a2 in year 13, you do as + a2 maths and then as + a2 FM in year 13

    its more your degree subject which counts and university prestige..

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=259237
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    (Original post by sahil112)
    also i thought f-maths u could only do in a2 level?

    i believe f.m. at AS level is normal maths to A2

    I would like to IB myself and I've gone for:
    Maths,
    further maths,
    physics,
    economics
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    Hold on...the key question is: why do you want to be an investment banker? Which area of investment banking? The answers to these should then inform your subject choices. Stick to the traditional subjects and ensure you can demonstrate well-roundedness.
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    wow some of you are really expecting excellent grades well these are my grades:

    maths-A*
    Core science-B
    additional science-B
    Business studies-A*
    r.e-A/B
    history-A/B
    french-C
    d.t-C
    english language-B
    english language-B

    do you think these are gd grades or not and isit possible for me to still think about becoming an investment banker if i work hard for my A levels? i really want to become an investment banker

    appreciate the advice
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    should of posted that question in a new thread sorry...
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    Sahil read this thread

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=259237
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    Don't do business studies! It will not help you in the slightest! Do Further Maths, though. A maths degree is a good route into IB, and to do Maths at uni you ideally need Further Maths.
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    ok i have a better understanding now of what to pick but my brian just isnt coming around this maths and f-maths thing? i thought that you pick maths at AS level and then at A2 level u pick f-maths? isnt it like that ?

    thanks for the help
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    Yeah

    Most schools (bar mine actually) do it like this

    YEAR 12 - AS maths + A2 Maths
    YEAR 13 - As Further maths + A2 Further maths

    Basically you do full a level maths 1 year, then full further maths in the second year.

    It depends on the degree that you want to do though.
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    yh thats what i thought aswell well gd luck to every one when they recieve thier GCSE results
 
 
 

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