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Hi, I got grades ABC, which I missed my firm (Leeds) however if I reapply for next year I can get into Newcastle with those grades. I was wondering if my A-levels will be a disadvantage when applying to Insight weeks for investment banking or graduate schemes because I got a C (some firms may reject me in the screening process because of this grade), would this be a disadvantage? Would you recommend me to retake the C A-level, and get into Leeds? I would have to balance a full-time job with 1 a-level but i don't think this would be much of a problem, please let me know your thoughts. Thank you
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Hi, I got grades ABC, which I missed my firm (Leeds) however if I reapply for next year I can get into Newcastle with those grades. I was wondering if my A-levels will be a disadvantage when applying to Insight weeks for investment banking or graduate schemes because I got a C (some firms may reject me in the screening process because of this grade), would this be a disadvantage? Would you recommend me to retake the C A-level, and get into Leeds? I would have to balance a full-time job with 1 a-level but i don't think this would be much of a problem, please let me know your thoughts. Thank you
hey I say you would be at a disadvantage of having the C, so u should retake the a level. Most investment banks have a requirement of ABB or even AAB. Also, are you able to aim for a higher university than Leeds, not saying that Leeds isn't a top university but investment banks pick up graduates from targets/semi-targets. To the best of my knowledge, Leeds isn't a target university, nor a semi-target. So, if possible, apply to semi-targets as it will make life easier for you
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hey I say you would be at a disadvantage of having the C, so u should retake the a level. Most investment banks have a requirement of ABB or even AAB. Also, are you able to aim for a higher university than Leeds, not saying that Leeds isn't a top university but investment banks pick up graduates from targets/semi-targets. To the best of my knowledge, Leeds isn't a target university, nor a semi-target. So, if possible, apply to semi-targets as it will make life easier for you
Thank you, the problem is, is that I never took A-level maths, so all of the semi-target unis are hard to get into, and if I did go to them I wouldn't be able to study something like economics and finance, it would have to be something like history, politics and economics, that's why I opted for Leeds, I also get a contextual offer from them which gives me an offer for ABB. Ive heard of people going to unis like queen marys and getting into IB that's why i dint put too much emphasis on the target unis and stuff
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Thank you, the problem is, is that I never took A-level maths, so all of the semi-target unis are hard to get into, and if I did go to them I wouldn't be able to study something like economics and finance, it would have to be something like history, politics and economics, that's why I opted for Leeds, I also get a contextual offer from them which gives me an offer for ABB. Ive heard of people going to unis like queen marys and getting into IB that's why i dint put too much emphasis on the target unis and stuff
you don't need a level maths to get into semi-targets..... I am currently a year 13 student and have researched a lot about investment banking and economics courses without A-Level maths, as I myself do biology, chemistry, geography and core maths. examples of universities that will take you in for economics or finance are:

university of durham - finance
university of Nottingham - economics or with a joint honour
university of Manchester - economics and finance
university of st Andrews - financial economics or economics

bro you got to do your research. how about resitting the subject you got the C in and do 1 year A-Level Maths intensive course. This will allow you to aim even higher, such as to LSE, warwick and UCL.
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you don't need a level maths to get into semi-targets..... I am currently a year 13 student and have researched a lot about investment banking and economics courses without A-Level maths, as I myself do biology, chemistry, geography and core maths. examples of universities that will take you in for economics or finance are:

university of durham - finance
university of Nottingham - economics or with a joint honour
university of Manchester - economics and finance
university of st Andrews - financial economics or economics

bro you got to do your research. how about resitting the subject you got the C in and do 1 year A-Level Maths intensive course. This will allow you to aim even higher, such as to LSE, warwick and UCL.
Thanks, bro, extremely helpful
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