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    Actuarial Studies/Advanced Maths At UNSW first year

    Hi guys just need some recommendations on which courses to undertake for first year in Actuarial Stufies/Advanced Maths at UNSW to maximise my WAM.
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    Re: Actuarial Studies/Advanced Maths At UNSW first year

    I don't think your top goal should be to maxmise your WAM.

    It's basically like those kids that take genny maths over 2u to maximise their atar.

    Just do what you like and your WAM will have a much higher chance of being high
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    Re: Actuarial Studies/Advanced Maths At UNSW first year

    well ur gonna be doing the core courses anyway in your first and second years so it doesn't really matter
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    Re: Actuarial Studies/Advanced Maths At UNSW first year

    Quote Originally Posted by Drdusk View Post
    I don't think your top goal should be to maxmise your WAM.

    It's basically like those kids that take genny maths over 2u to maximise their atar.

    Just do what you like and your WAM will have a much higher chance of being high
    This.

    I studied 2.5 years of combined adv maths and economics. Economics was way easier for me, but my wam for advanced maths was way higher.

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    Re: Actuarial Studies/Advanced Maths At UNSW first year

    Yeh nobody picks subjects to maximise WAM lol, and you're not gonna have much lateral movement in terms of subject selection within your first 2yrs.
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    Re: Actuarial Studies/Advanced Maths At UNSW first year

    Quote Originally Posted by blyatman View Post
    Yeh nobody picks subjects to maximise WAM lol, and you're not gonna have much lateral movement in terms of subject selection within your first 2yrs.
    Exactly. Also, I doubt that there are any subjects that are wam boosters for every student. I've heard people cite HPSC1000 Bioethics at USYD as a wam booster, and it most definitely wasn't.

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