The Student Room Group

SQA higher subjects for economics degree at uni

I'm about to begin my S5 and planning to apply for economics at uni later.
For higher I've decided to choose math, english, and econ.
I haven't yet decided the rest of the other 2 subjects.

I'm interested at politics, history, and physics.
Which two of them will be beneficial for economics degree?
Is physics in particular more useful due to the math-heavy nature of economics at uni?
Original post by valnoor
I'm about to begin my S5 and planning to apply for economics at uni later.
For higher I've decided to choose math, english, and econ.
I haven't yet decided the rest of the other 2 subjects.
I'm interested at politics, history, and physics.
Which two of them will be beneficial for economics degree?
Is physics in particular more useful due to the math-heavy nature of economics at uni?

Hi! I'm also wanting to apply for economics, but I'm just going into S6 this year instead. I'm currently taking maths, english, geography, biology, chemistry, physics. The sciences were because before S5 I thought I wanted to veterinary or something STEM at uni. I have to say that as someone who absolutely loathed national 5 physics and had to put in loads of effort to get an A, I have really loved the higher course and is probably one of my easier subjects this year! it's really good if you want to consolidate what you have done in nat 5 maths, and backing up higher. as for the other subjects I can't say but just take whatever you enjoy the most and you can always take the other one in S6! For Uni requirements, most only care about maths and english.
Reply 2
Congrats for the A! I had to bust my but myself to get an A. What sets Higher Physics apart from the one at Nat 5?
Original post by valnoor
Congrats for the A! I had to bust my but myself to get an A. What sets Higher Physics apart from the one at Nat 5?

This year I have a really good teacher!! But also I don't think there is a massive jump from nat 5 to higher compared to my other subjects. As soon as you are able to recognise what equations to use in questions it's quite easy, and the knowledge you need to remember for the exam almost all is quite straight forward.
Reply 4
Original post by valnoor
I'm about to begin my S5 and planning to apply for economics at uni later.
For higher I've decided to choose math, english, and econ.
I haven't yet decided the rest of the other 2 subjects.
I'm interested at politics, history, and physics.
Which two of them will be beneficial for economics degree?
Is physics in particular more useful due to the math-heavy nature of economics at uni?

Do they do modern studies at your school cause that would be a good higher I think.
Reply 5
Physics is good tho to demonstrate you mathematical skills but if you think you’re not going to excel in it there’s no point of taking it as you already have maths however I have heard that unis are attracted towards pupils with an A in higher physics since it is a very impressive subject.

Quick Reply

Latest

Trending

Trending