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I’m in y11 looking to study economics at university and currently trying to decide on A Levels. I was thinking of doing the following:Maths, Economics & Chemistry/Physics/History (And EPQ perhaps)I’m predicted a 9 in maths and A in additional maths so my maths skills are very strong however my sixth form makes us take the full A Level if we chose to do a 4th option which is why I am not keen on doing Further Maths because I’d rather get better in 3 than worse in 4 if that makes sense? I would like to apply to Oxford E&M so would this put me at a disadvantage? Is this good enough for places like Bath/Exeter/Bristol? Also would a 3rd option be best to have as a science or essay based subject?
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First of all, do you have at least eight grade 8/9’s?
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First of all, do you have at least eight grade 8/9’s?
Yes I am predicted to get all 9/8s in everything
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Oxford applicants have no less than eight 8/9’s unless you have a reason for not achieving this, so statistics about your school being underachieving etc.

Secondly, I’m not an expert but, students who study economics tend to do Maths, Further maths
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I’m in y11 looking to study economics at university and currently trying to decide on A Levels. I was thinking of doing the following:Maths, Economics & Chemistry/Physics/History (And EPQ perhaps)I’m predicted a 9 in maths and A in additional maths so my maths skills are very strong however my sixth form makes us take the full A Level if we chose to do a 4th option which is why I am not keen on doing Further Maths because I’d rather get better in 3 than worse in 4 if that makes sense? I would like to apply to Oxford E&M so would this put me at a disadvantage? Is this good enough for places like Bath/Exeter/Bristol? Also would a 3rd option be best to have as a science or essay based subject?
economics not that great, do maths, further maths and physics, economics isn't bad but it's a bit... soft?
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economics not that great, do maths, further maths and physics, economics isn't bad but it's a bit... soft?
Is it bad even for an economics degree?
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No, you don’t need to do Economics for the degree.
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Oxford applicants have no less than eight 8/9’s unless you have a reason for not achieving this, so statistics about your school being underachieving etc.

Secondly, I’m not an expert but, students who study economics tend to do Maths, Further maths
I should hopefully achieve mostly 9s and some 8s.

Yes true I just don’t want it to hinder with my other choices if that makes sense seen as though F.M isn’t a requirement for Oxford. Also I would preferably like to keep my options open but idk
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Is it bad even for an economics degree?
I mean yeah, just cus it's called economics doesn't mean they want it lol, they want hard maths subjects
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He’s trying to say you need to pick a challenging subject,
Since you’re a grade 9 student, I’d say do Further maths, maths, history
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He’s trying to say you need to pick a challenging subject,
Since you’re a grade 9 student, I’d say do Further maths, maths, history
Okay thank you
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If you get a Grade 9 in gcse mathematics, you’ll find A level maths piss easy, I got a 7 and I found AS maths relatively straight forward
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I mean yeah, just cus it's called economics doesn't mean they want it lol, they want hard maths subjects
Ah okay thank you!
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If you want, you can add on a 4th, I reckon you’d be able to hand the work load. You could always drop it if you like
So do, Further Maths, Maths, History and Chemistry
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Or physics instead of chemistry, since it’s more complementary to that “maths-based” image
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why history tho
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History is one of the most toughest A levels
If OP manages to get an A* in that, it’ll be way more prestigious than any other subject, it shows great intellect
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