mad? wrote:

Both DDs did Maths with essay subjects, that bit is not a problem. DD1 also did an Economics degree. Whilst some are more maths heavy than others (hers less maths heavy than most) she would have found it very difficult without Maths A level. In fact, the uni held compulsory catch up sessions for those (few) students who had not completed FM at A level. I'd get DS to think very carefully about why/whether he is interested in the Economics bit if he is not a Maths fan and does not find is fairly easy, Econ is a maths heavy subject at Uni., which I think many don't realise. Good luck with it all anyway!

Thank you this is helpful.

Economics is far and away his favourite subject at GCSE but I suspect is maybe quite different from what it would be like at degree?

I think he finds sums and graphs and that sort of thing easy - it's the shapes and angles and circle things he struggles with more. I don't know how much of that there is in maths a level.

I agree that he probably needs to know more about whether he's suited to an economics degree before making his decisions. He loves the concepts and theories - maybe there are courses that deal with that side of things more?

PPE does not seem to require maths but needs a high grade at maths GCSE. But I don't really know what PPE involves!