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What grades would you say are good enough for economics at Uni

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    So am thinking about studying economics at university,

    I would like to go to one of the following Unis:

    Oxbridge
    LSE
    UCL
    Warwick
    Bristol
    Exeter
    Durham
    Nottingham

    I am studying the following subjects at GCSE:

    Maths
    English lit and lang
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Physics
    RE
    History
    Business

    I will be studying Maths, Economics, Politics and History at A level

    What Grades would you say i need to achieve at GCSE and A level to get into those Unis?

    Thanks
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    Go to their websites, search for the degree you wish to do and then look at the requirements. Beyond that we are just speculating and that tells you nothing of any particular value to you.
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    At least A*AA for most of those universities, and you have to actually love your subject and be well read. The thing about Oxbridge, Durham and the UoL universities is that they interview you and see how much you love your subject and how much you know outside the given curriculum; you can't just be a bookworm and expect them to let you in.

    Also, do A-levels in traditional subjects; Economics, Maths, Sciences, English Lit & Lang., Philosophy etc.
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    Thanks, What about GCSE grades for economics at oxbridge?
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    (Original post by harrath)
    Thanks, What about GCSE grades for economics at oxbridge?
    The best you can get.
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    When i went to look around LSE 3 years ago, the admission staff told me, that 6A*'s are generally the norm. I'd assume either theyve increased, or their A levels have increased.

    I got an offer from Exeter based on:

    A*A*AAAAAABC
    AAB

    so i'd guess around that for Exeter. I didn't get into any of my other choices because i ****ed up on choosing mechanics instead of stats in A level maths! Ah well ;D
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    around 6/7A* minimum the rest As maybe with one B or C
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    (Original post by harrath)
    So am thinking about studying economics at university,

    I would like to go to one of the following Unis:

    Oxbridge
    LSE
    UCL
    Warwick
    Bristol
    Exeter
    Durham
    Nottingham

    I am studying the following subjects at GCSE:

    Maths
    English lit and lang
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Physics
    RE
    History
    Business

    I will be studying Maths, Economics, Politics and History at A level

    What Grades would you say i need to achieve at GCSE and A level to get into those Unis?

    Thanks
    Further Maths would be wise to do on the side as an AS for some of those uni's.

    A*AA-AAA is the general standard offer for a-levels.
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    for a level to stand a good chance at getting an offer you will need to get 4 A's at AS and be predicted around 2A*2A or more for a level . people do get offers with just A*AA but the majority have a lot better.

    Also take further maths as a 4th a level will help you a lot. I wish someone told me that before as im now have to self teach it myself, but that is one of the reasons why i think i have my offer.

    for gcses as many A*s as you can.
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    Thanks! that helped a lot
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    Further Maths would be strongly advisable
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    As an AS only or as a complete a level
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    (Original post by harrath)
    As an AS only or as a complete a level
    complete a level
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    I would say you almost certainly need further maths. And something like A*A*AAA for lse or Cambridge, though it would depend on your school etc. You also cannot study straight economics at Oxford so you'd need to consider that as well.
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    a*aa for a level 6/7/8 a* gcse would give you a good chance although they do accept lower offers for gcse

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