Hey, having read through some of these pages it seems as if Maths is really useful for the PPE course at Oxford which has put me off applying. My AS results were History - A, Politics - A, English lit - A, Economics - A. I'm not dropping any of these subjects at A2. I achieved an A* at GCSE maths, and to be honest I don't dislike the subject. However, I don't think I remember very much of it having not done any maths for over a year now. I'm aware I'll have to brush up for the TSA, but I'm more concerned about the Economics part of the course. I read someone's post saying that the Economics covers all of AS Maths, and for those who haven't done Maths it can be really stressful
I don't want to be left behind, and wouldn't like the idea of dropping Economics and doing Politics and Philosophy instead in the second year. When I went to the Warwick open day, they suggested that maths helps, but it doesn't look like they place as much importance on it as Oxford do.
PPE is a very well respected course, but without applying to Oxford I don't have too many options left - PPE at Warwick, Exeter and Manchester (other unis require maths e.g. Durham). So, I was also wondering how Politics and Economics compares to PPE at a uni such as Nottingham? Finally, one of my favourite subjects is History, and I'm currently thinking about applying for a degree in that instead, due to the lack of unis offering PPE and maths involved. This is really frustrating and I'm kinda panicking about it, because I've already written my personal statement for PPE so I'd have to read books regarding History and prepare a completely new personal statement in time for applying to Cambridge.
If anyone could please help me out, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to read my message and apologies in advance as I know this has been brought up before, but every case is different right?
Regards, a confused sixth form student