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So at gcse I messed around a lot and also had lots of family problems. I did my gcses in 2019. I achieved 77777776654 with two of the 7s becoming 8s after remark. Didn’t revise at all then went into a levels and went in with the same mindset doing geography economics and biology and did terrible. Then the quarantine came and I treated it like a holiday. Now I’ve been given bad predicted and all my teachers are saying to retake the year as I have lots of potential but have obviously wasted it and they don’t want me to underachieve like at gcse. The only problem is though is that I had my heart set on a level maths in year 10 and 11 but stopped revising in year 11 and completely flopped getting a grade 6 two marks off a 7 even though I was predicted a 9. Should I drop out to do my gcse maths again get an 8 and my English language which I got a 5 in and then return to sixth form where they will finally let me do maths. Only problem is I’ll finish a levels at 20 and graduate at 23. By retaking year 12 I’ll graduate at 22. I want do a degree like economics or computer science if I do take the maths route but if I don’t have to settle for accounting and finance and business degrees. Sorry for typing so much. What should I do?
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(Original post by Deisosospiw)
So at gcse I messed around a lot and also had lots of family problems. I did my gcses in 2019. I achieved 77777776654 with two of the 7s becoming 8s after remark. Didn’t revise at all then went into a levels and went in with the same mindset doing geography economics and biology and did terrible. Then the quarantine came and I treated it like a holiday. Now I’ve been given bad predicted and all my teachers are saying to retake the year as I have lots of potential but have obviously wasted it and they don’t want me to underachieve like at gcse. The only problem is though is that I had my heart set on a level maths in year 10 and 11 but stopped revising in year 11 and completely flopped getting a grade 6 two marks off a 7 even though I was predicted a 9. Should I drop out to do my gcse maths again get an 8 and my English language which I got a 5 in and then return to sixth form where they will finally let me do maths. Only problem is I’ll finish a levels at 20 and graduate at 23. By retaking year 12 I’ll graduate at 22. I want do a degree like economics or computer science if I do take the maths route but if I don’t have to settle for accounting and finance and business degrees. Sorry for typing so much. What should I do?
It will not look good to future unis if you take a year out now just to focus on 2 GCSEs.

I would take your teachers advice and start year 12 again with a different mindset. You can still apply for BAs in Economics without Maths A level, or consider Business Economics as these courses are less maths heavy in content. As you will see from the courses I have linked, they tend to only ask for maths GCSE at grade 6.

https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/un.../#course-entry

https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/un...-requirements/

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/u...course-profile

http://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-st...economics.aspx

https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/under...s/economics-ba
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Also if you wanted to go down the Computer Science route I know that Cardiff, Newcastle and Nottingham all don't require A Level Maths, you only need the GCSE at grade B or 6. There's probably plenty of others as well that would consider you without A Level Maths.
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