For Cambridge Economics, Maths is required and Further Maths is very helpful where available.
If you have just started Year 11 (15-16 year olds), you will soon need to start thinking about which subjects you will take next year.
If you would like to study at a selective university such as Cambridge or another university in the Russell Group, it is especially important to make sure that you choose subjects that will give you good preparation for courses that you may want to apply for in the future. You may already have a favourite subject that you can research, but don't worry if you don't know yet - the advice about making well-informed choices will help to put you in the best position for when you choose a university course later on.
As well as the subjects you already do at school, it is worth remembering that there are a lot more courses available that you start new at university - the perfect course for you may be something you've not thought of yet!!
To help you with this process:
- Cambridge University as a leaflet called The Subject Matters.
- The Russell Group also has a leaflet called Informed Choices.
- There are Year 11 The Subject Matters events that you can attend in Cambridge. Please see the central Cambridge Admissions webpage for information and booking if you are interested.
- If you want to research courses at Cambridge, you might like to start with the course choices film and look at some of the short subject films. There is a page for each course on the Cambridge website and on the King's website (the information about applying on these pages gives gives details of any required or suggested subjects to take at school).
- Why not read about some subjects you've not studied before to get a sense of what is available? Maybe Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Engineering; Human, Social and Political Sciences; Psychological and Behavioural Sciences; Anglo-Saxon Norse and Celtic; Linguistics or choose another subject?