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Bio chem and psychology? Hoping to do a apprenticeship potentially
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Chem and bio have little maths, but maths itself may have been better and would make your application stand out more than psychology.
However, I think you can do internships or get extra certificates related to maths or accounting which could potentially improve your application.
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Chem and bio have little maths, but maths itself may have been better and would make your application stand out more than psychology.
However, I think you can do internships or get extra certificates related to maths or accounting which could potentially improve your application.
I despise a level maths lol, imma do core maths
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Doesn’t really link with accounting imo
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Doesn’t really link with accounting imo
But there’s no specific requirements for accounting, just like with law
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But there’s no specific requirements for accounting, just like with law
Some uni’s actually require a level maths for it. Studying something like economics or business looks good when applying to it
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I despise a level maths lol, imma do core maths
You 'despise' A level maths but you want to be an accountant...
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What is your grade at gcse maths?
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What is your grade at gcse maths?
6, rest are 7/8
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You 'despise' A level maths but you want to be an accountant...
Accounting is nothing like a level maths… since when is accounting area of a circle and working out missing angles lol
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Accounting is nothing like a level maths… since when is accounting area of a circle and working out missing angles lol
Circle areas and missing angles are more like gcse maths. A-level is much worse (and i think more interesting, especially the integration/differentiation and more algebra based stuff, but a lot harder).
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Circle areas and missing angles are more like gcse maths. A-level is much worse (and i think more interesting, especially the integration/differentiation and more algebra based stuff, but a lot harder).
Ik, idk much about a level maths but what I’m saying is accounting is nothing like a level maths
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I despise a level maths lol, imma do core maths
You don't need A level maths to become a chartered accountant. The maths required is no harder than GCSE. I got first time passes in all my professional exams with little more than a B in O level.
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Ik, idk much about a level maths but what I’m saying is accounting is nothing like a level maths
How can you say you know it’s nothing like a level maths but don’t know about a level maths
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How can you say you know it’s nothing like a level maths but don’t know about a level maths
I’m oab idk about all the modules… but I do now it’s gcse maths extended and more developed… which isn’t needed in accounting…
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6, rest are 7/8
Ah, well done! Ok - I can see your reason for not taking A level maths. That's fine. I think doing something like core maths may be a good idea as passing aptitude tests is a big part of applying for apprenticeships or graduate positions. Very few jobs will require A level maths - or even favour it - but most require decent A level results. With that in mind you should look at subjects which you can score well in as not getting the grades makes it very hard to get a competitive entry level job.

I'd also err towards making at least 2 out of 3 A levels (don't do Btecs) academic looking subjects - all three you have suggested are fine.
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Ah, well done! Ok - I can see your reason for not taking A level maths. That's fine. I think doing something like core maths may be a good idea as passing aptitude tests is a big part of applying for apprenticeships or graduate positions. Very few jobs will require A level maths - or even favour it - but most require decent A level results. With that in mind you should look at subjects which you can score well in as not getting the grades makes it very hard to get a competitive entry level job.

I'd also err towards making at least 2 out of 3 A levels (don't do Btecs) academic looking subjects - all three you have suggested are fine.
Are there many apprenticeships
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Are there many apprenticeships
Loads. All competitive - possibly not as competitive as graduate entry though. There are a number of people on these forums who are doing ACA apprenticeships at the moment (if that's what interests you) - perhaps read the threads and send them a message to see how they find it?
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I’m oab idk about all the modules… but I do now it’s gcse maths extended and more developed… which isn’t needed in accounting…
If you’re studying just accounting then you don’t need it but if you’re studying accounting and finance then you will
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If you’re studying just accounting then you don’t need it but if you’re studying accounting and finance then you will
no - very few A+F degrees require A level maths.
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