A-levels for a PPE degree

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If anyone can help, I am currently studying Politics, Philosophy, and Sociology as an a-level along with an EPQ. Will I be at a disadvantage as I don't really do maths but wanted to do economics but the teacher wouldn't let me so had to go for sociology?
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Read this TSR page all about Applying for PPE - its focussed on Oxford PPE but does include PPE at other Unis : https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/uni.../ppe-at-oxford

There is also a separate article about Economics degrees : https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Economics_Degree
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Maths is recommended at Oxford, but you can get in without it. They say History is helpful.
LSE requires it.
York will accept you with a GCSE 7 in Maths.
Exeter also will accept you with a GCSE 7.
Durham requires maths and an arts/humanity.
Manchester doesn't require it but wants a 6 in Maths.

Personally I wouldn't have picked straight Politics, Philosophy and (Economics) if I wanted to do PPE but it doesn't really matter.
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Have a look at these degrees - equally academic but without Economics :

Politics and Philosophy : https://www.lse.ac.uk/study-at-lse/U...and-Philosophy
Politics and Sociology : https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/e939/pol...d-sociology-ba
Sociology and Social Policy : https://www.bath.ac.uk/courses/under...social-policy/
International Politics : https://www.city.ac.uk/study/courses...ional-politics
Politics and International Relations : https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-st...-relations-bsc
Law : https://www.york.ac.uk/study/undergr...urses/llb-law/
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(Original post by McGinger)
Have a look at these degrees - equally academic but without Economics :

Politics and Philosophy : https://www.lse.ac.uk/study-at-lse/U...and-Philosophy
Politics and Sociology : https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/e939/pol...d-sociology-ba
Sociology and Social Policy : https://www.bath.ac.uk/courses/under...social-policy/
International Politics : https://www.city.ac.uk/study/courses...ional-politics
Politics and International Relations : https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-st...-relations-bsc
Law : https://www.york.ac.uk/study/undergr...urses/llb-law/
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Maths is recommended at Oxford, but you can get in without it. They say History is helpful.
LSE requires it.
York will accept you with a GCSE 7 in Maths.
Exeter also will accept you with a GCSE 7.
Durham requires maths and an arts/humanity.
Manchester doesn't require it but wants a 6 in Maths.

Personally I wouldn't have picked straight Politics, Philosophy and (Economics) if I wanted to do PPE but it doesn't really matter.
If I apply to york and manchester, will I have a chance to get in?
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If I apply to york and manchester, will I have a chance to get in?
Well yeah presuming you meet requirements etc and have either a 7 or a 6 in your GCSE maths.
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Most places prefer maths or at least a science to prove that you're able to do the "logical side" of PPE. There is a lot of maths involved.
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Well yeah presuming you meet requirements etc and have either a 7 or a 6 in your GCSE maths.
I am predicted A*AA and 7in maths
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