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Can I study an economics degree in a university if I take maths, further maths and art. I'm thinking about whether I want to do further maths or economics ( I preferably want to keep art). I don't really care about the difficulty of further maths and economics but I do want to know which one is more valuable for an economics degree.
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Can I study an economics degree in a university if I take maths, further maths and art. I'm thinking about whether I want to do further maths or economics ( I preferably want to keep art). I don't really care about the difficulty of further maths and economics but I do want to know which one is more valuable for an economics degree.
Art is too practical and doesn't have enough 'rigour' to be accepted as a third A-Level. But if you study Economics you can use the tutor2u study resources and guides and they're likely to get you a comfortable A grade in Economics. So do Maths, Further Maths, Economics and Art.
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Art is too practical and doesn't have enough 'rigour' to be accepted as a third A-Level. But if you study Economics you can use the tutor2u study resources and guides and they're likely to get you a comfortable A grade in Economics. So do Maths, Further Maths, Economics and Art.
If I've only chosen 3 on my application can I change to 4 when I get to college? Thanks for the advice.
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If I've only chosen 3 on my application can I change to 4 when I get to college? Thanks for the advice.
Yes, it is possible to change to 4, especially if you select Further Maths. Because most Sixth Forms and Colleges do Maths in Year 12 and Further Maths in Year 13. But some do ALL exams at the end of Year 13!!!
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Art is too practical and doesn't have enough 'rigour' to be accepted as a third A-Level. But if you study Economics you can use the tutor2u study resources and guides and they're likely to get you a comfortable A grade in Economics. So do Maths, Further Maths, Economics and Art.
The only requirement at most universities is an A-Level in Mathematics (usually to a grade A or B). Art will certainly be accepted as a third A-Level.

Indeed, one of my friends studied Art, Mathematics, Business in his A-Levels, and is studying Economics at York.

OP, your selection of subjects is fine.

Furthermore, an A-Level in Economics will provide no real advantage for you, as the entire course will be taught from scratch in a completely different way at university.
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Art is too practical and doesn't have enough 'rigour' to be accepted as a third A-Level. But if you study Economics you can use the tutor2u study resources and guides and they're likely to get you a comfortable A grade in Economics. So do Maths, Further Maths, Economics and Art.
What information is this based on? I've never heard of someone being rejected because they had art as one of their three.
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What information is this based on? I've never heard of someone being rejected because they had art as one of their three.
Cambridge, LSE, UCL and few others prefer theoretical subjects more than practical ones and they have published their preferred subjects on their websites and also some pages of their prospectuses.
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Unis are transparent if they need an essay based subject. Maths + two other subjects will be fine for the majority of courses.

The only thing worth double checking is that FM is accepted as a distinct subject from Maths. I think you’ll find that most places do, buts it’s worth asking before applying.
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Cambridge, LSE, UCL and few others prefer theoretical subjects more than practical ones and they have published their preferred subjects on their websites and also some pages of their prospectuses.
The closest any of them come to saying as such on their course pages is LSE preferring "traditional academic" subjects - whatever that actually means.
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The only requirement at most universities is an A-Level in Mathematics (usually to a grade A or B). Art will certainly be accepted as a third A-Level.

Indeed, one of my friends studied Art, Mathematics, Business in his A-Levels, and is studying Economics at York.

OP, your selection of subjects is fine.

Furthermore, an A-Level in Economics will provide no real advantage for you, as the entire course will be taught from scratch in a completely different way at university.
Do you think my selection could also work for a maths degree?
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The closest any of them come to saying as such on their course pages is LSE preferring "traditional academic" subjects - whatever that actually means.
LSE would accept Maths, Further Maths and Economics for almost any of their courses. But having Maths, Further Maths and Art is kind of too 'specialised' surely? The best thing to do is to email or phone the admissions tutors of the courses and seek their views.
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They will. Most universities don’t even read your personally statement let alone check what A - Level combinations you have. I wouldn’t worry about it.

Everything seems like such an earth shattering decision at 16, when it really isn’t.
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Do you think my selection could also work for a maths degree?
I think so, yes. Maths + FM + Art is a broad enough selection for a maths degree. If you were doing Maths + FM + Physics, some universities might raise an eyebrow and deem it to be too narrow of a study, but you shouldn't have any problems.
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Can I study an economics degree in a university if I take maths, further maths and art. I'm thinking about whether I want to do further maths or economics ( I preferably want to keep art). I don't really care about the difficulty of further maths and economics but I do want to know which one is more valuable for an economics degree.
Dude I did my A-levels in Chemistry, Biology and Geography

And I am doing a degree in Economics now lmao
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Dude I did my A-levels in Chemistry, Biology and Geography

And I am doing a degree in Economics now lmao
At most good courses, you need an A Level maths Qual
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Yeah rn I'm doing a BA degree, but doing a BA to BSc pathway so doing the A-level stuff right now :-)
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