What should I do with Further Maths for BSc Economics at LSE?Watch
Is it better to do Maths, Physics and Economics at A-Level with A*-A's with an A in AS Further Maths. Or is it better to just do Maths, Further Maths and Economics at A-Level with A*-A's (dropping physics).
Good Luck LSE Economics is probably harder than getting into than Oxbridge Economics because so many people apply and there is no interview unlike Oxbridge (which filters out the lazy people).
as a back up apply to Warwick, UCL, Oxbridge.
Further maths is a more desirable A level for LSE and will make you stand out against the competition who will have an (A* in maths) however that all being said (three A*s looks better than A*A* and A in further). LSE also places a lot of weight on the personal statement so make sure it's damn good and talk about GAME THEORY!!! (Nash equilibrium) I believe you can choose it as part of an option for further maths so waffle on about that, as it's a module in your economics degree. May I also suggest applying for economics and economic history as well (same employment prospects as your cv still will say ECONOMICS LSE but there is much less competition on the course).
Good Luck LSE Economics is probably harder than getting into than Oxbridge Economics because so many people apply and there is no interview unlike Oxbridge (which filters out the lazy people)
In my personal opinion, having a breadth of subjects is seen as stronger than just having 3 a levels where two of them are maths. But this is just my opinion and I think you need to go with the combo that you think will get you higher grades in. If you're not doing as well in Physics and you feel you can get the A* in Further maths then obviously go with that but still, any science is always seen as such a strong a level and I don't think not having the full A Level further maths will put you at a disadvantage if the other parts of your application (like the personal statement) are top notch.
https://www.lse.ac.uk/study-at-lse/U.../BSc-Economics if you follow this link and the subject combinations it states that further maths is desirable (trust me for LSE this means essential). Thus the majority of successful candidates will have it, so I would strongly advise you to take it.