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Accounting degree without A level maths?

Hi, I am currently in year 12 and I am thinking of applying to uni to do Something within the accounting and finance sector,the only issue is I do A level biology,psychology and sociology,i am considering university of Manchester,Durham,Birmingham and Liverpool, I have checked and they don’t require a level maths but I am a very worried I am still at a disadvantage because of the a levels I do
Btw I think I am currently working at A*AA
If they don't require it then there's no advantage in taking it and no disadvantage in not taking it, as far as admissions go.

In the specific case of accountancy I don't even think there's really any advantage in the course itself for having done it since as far as I'm aware they don't use the kinds of maths you do at A-level anyway.

That said some unis which don't require A-level Maths do require a high(er) grade in GCSE Maths, so do make sure you would meet that requirement.
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Original post by obsolete-deal
Hi, I am currently in year 12 and I am thinking of applying to uni to do Something within the accounting and finance sector,the only issue is I do A level biology,psychology and sociology,i am considering university of Manchester,Durham,Birmingham and Liverpool, I have checked and they don’t require a level maths but I am a very worried I am still at a disadvantage because of the a levels I do
Btw I think I am currently working at A*AA

What grade do you have at GCSE maths?
Original post by ajj2000
What grade do you have at GCSE maths?


Grade 6, the required GCSE maths grade for all the unis I’m thinking of applying to is grade 6
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Original post by obsolete-deal
Grade 6, the required GCSE maths grade for all the unis I’m thinking of applying to is grade 6

You should be fine - especially as the calculations in A level bio won't be hugely different to the ones in accountancy.
Good grades! It is true some universities require A levels in Maths, with specific grades requirements but you still have a lot of options still. At least at my university, Richmond The American University in London, they have no subject barriers, so you can take finance, accounting, and investment without subjects requirement. What’s even better, upon completion, you have the opportunity to obtain nine ACCA exemptions.
Good luck with your application!

Hiba Ouadia
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Original post by obsolete-deal
Hi, I am currently in year 12 and I am thinking of applying to uni to do Something within the accounting and finance sector,the only issue is I do A level biology,psychology and sociology,i am considering university of Manchester,Durham,Birmingham and Liverpool, I have checked and they don’t require a level maths but I am a very worried I am still at a disadvantage because of the a levels I do
Btw I think I am currently working at A*AA

Trust you're fine, the conditions outline that you don't need it, so all you need is the right grades.
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Original post by obsolete-deal
Hi, I am currently in year 12 and I am thinking of applying to uni to do Something within the accounting and finance sector,the only issue is I do A level biology,psychology and sociology,i am considering university of Manchester,Durham,Birmingham and Liverpool, I have checked and they don’t require a level maths but I am a very worried I am still at a disadvantage because of the a levels I do
Btw I think I am currently working at A*AA

Trust you're fine the conditions state that you don't need it, so you just need the right grades and a great personal statement with good references too, wish u the best ;-)

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