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I want to do Maths, Economics and Business in A level. Is it true that some universities do not approve of taking both Business and Economics? Should I take another subject instead of Business?
Original post by SMDou
I want to do Maths, Economics and Business in A level. Is it true that some universities do not approve of taking both Business and Economics? Should I take another subject instead of Business?
When applying for some courses at some universities I do believe some universities don't look favourably upon doing both business and economics but it is still possible to do go to Russell group unis if that is what you want to do
I’d choose maths or something instead, it’s more favourable.

I do have a friend who did Law, Econ and Business and made it to Plymouth uni!
Original post by greentiger
I’d choose maths or something instead, it’s more favourable.
I do have a friend who did Law, Econ and Business and made it to Plymouth uni!
They are already picking maths alongside econ and business
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I have an option of taking Maths Economics and Psychology instead of Maths Economics and Business at A levels. I have not taken Psychology at GCSE because my school only offers it at A level. Should I take Psychology instead of Business. Is Psychology very difficult at A levels? My GCSE subjects are Economics, Business Studies, Media Studies, Triple Science, Maths, English Lang and English Lit.
Original post by SMDou
I have an option of taking Maths Economics and Psychology instead of Maths Economics and Business at A levels. I have not taken Psychology at GCSE because my school only offers it at A level. Should I take Psychology instead of Business. Is Psychology very difficult at A levels? My GCSE subjects are Economics, Business Studies, Media Studies, Triple Science, Maths, English Lang and English Lit.

Psychology is difficult, as it’s very content heavy but it does also cover maths. Maybe go for Geoheaphy if not also? Sociology is meant to be very easy. Depending on the degree you want they won’t really mind what your third A Level is too much as long as you get a good grade.
Original post by greentiger
Psychology is difficult, as it’s very content heavy but it does also cover maths. Maybe go for Geoheaphy if not also? Sociology is meant to be very easy. Depending on the degree you want they won’t really mind what your third A Level is too much as long as you get a good grade.
Geography is content heavy as well and can be quite scientific at times (especially in the physical element). I personally found it not very interesting most of the time at A-level.
Reply 7
Unfortunately geography isn't an option. I have to select either business studies or psychology as the third option
Original post by SMDou
I have an option of taking Maths Economics and Psychology instead of Maths Economics and Business at A levels. I have not taken Psychology at GCSE because my school only offers it at A level. Should I take Psychology instead of Business. Is Psychology very difficult at A levels? My GCSE subjects are Economics, Business Studies, Media Studies, Triple Science, Maths, English Lang and English Lit.


Look into psychology (the infor your school gives you etc) and and see if you may enjoy it. If you enjoy it, you are likely to do better in it.
What are you thinking of doing at uni?
Reply 9
At Uni I would like to study Finance / Accounts / Business / Economics
Original post by SMDou
At Uni I would like to study Finance / Accounts / Business / Economics

Can you study accounting instead of business? That would be a good combination. Also, what universities are you targeting? While it is true that some of the top universities do not like Economics + Business, if you aren't targeting them I don't think your subject combination should be a problem.
Reply 11
Original post by Vesti La Giubba
Can you study accounting instead of business? That would be a good combination. Also, what universities are you targeting? While it is true that some of the top universities do not like Economics + Business, if you aren't targeting them I don't think your subject combination should be a problem.

My school does not offer accounting unfortunately. I agree it would be an awesome subject to take. Perhaps I should self study and give A levels in Accounting. I haven't shortlisted unis as yet.
Original post by SMDou
My school does not offer accounting unfortunately. I agree it would be an awesome subject to take. Perhaps I should self study and give A levels in Accounting. I haven't shortlisted unis as yet.

It’s a useful exercise to make a shortlist of some universities and courses. Best do it early since it gives you more time to think about what subject combinations may be preferred, as well a better understanding of what different courses entail. If it’s any help, I study Maths, Economics, Business, and Computer Science. I got offers from LSE, Warwick, KCL, Bath, and Bristol for Accounting and Finance.
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Original post by Vesti La Giubba
It’s a useful exercise to make a shortlist of some universities and courses. Best do it early since it gives you more time to think about what subject combinations may be preferred, as well a better understanding of what different courses entail. If it’s any help, I study Maths, Economics, Business, and Computer Science. I got offers from LSE, Warwick, KCL, Bath, and Bristol for Accounting and Finance.

Thank you. This is very helpful. Congrats on getting so many offers from so many awesome unis. Any advice you can give me on what all I should do to get into these amazing unis will be gratefully received. I know top grades is a must. Did u take accounting in gcse? Did you use the help of a private counsellor or just your school one? I will be very happy to know which offer you finally accept. All the best for the future
Original post by SMDou
Thank you. This is very helpful. Congrats on getting so many offers from so many awesome unis. Any advice you can give me on what all I should do to get into these amazing unis will be gratefully received. I know top grades is a must. Did u take accounting in gcse? Did you use the help of a private counsellor or just your school one? I will be very happy to know which offer you finally accept. All the best for the future

You're welcome and thank you too! I'm somewhat of unique case, in that I'm homeschooled and did not have any assistance from a counsellor, and managed my application/personal statement myself. To some extent, this was actually quite a good thing as it forced me to be more rigorous and independent in my research, which I think paid off (more original ideas, probably a less polished but more authentic personal statement). I did not take accounting at GCSE.

I've accepted LSE's offer (firm), and taken Bath as my insurance choice. I'll be happy to provide more info on what I'd suggest you to do to get into those unis too, just give me a couple of days (extremely busy for the next 2 days). Reply to this comment sometime over the weekend so I don't forget!
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Original post by Vesti La Giubba
You're welcome and thank you too! I'm somewhat of unique case, in that I'm homeschooled and did not have any assistance from a counsellor, and managed my application/personal statement myself. To some extent, this was actually quite a good thing as it forced me to be more rigorous and independent in my research, which I think paid off (more original ideas, probably a less polished but more authentic personal statement). I did not take accounting at GCSE.
I've accepted LSE's offer (firm), and taken Bath as my insurance choice. I'll be happy to provide more info on what I'd suggest you to do to get into those unis too, just give me a couple of days (extremely busy for the next 2 days). Reply to this comment sometime over the weekend so I don't forget!

Thanks so much. I look forward to your guidance. Congratulations again. All your hardwork has paid off.
Original post by SMDou
Thanks so much. I look forward to your guidance. Congratulations again. All your hardwork has paid off.

Hey really sorry I haven't gotten back to you yet (been busy with exams). I will very soon. Thanks for your wishes.

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