I am currently a student thinking of applying for the LLB Law course at LSE (First choice), Queen Mary's, SOAS, City and Brunel.
I am doing Maths, Economics, Psychology and Physics for AS and hopefully dropping physics next year at A2. I am also planning to apply for the critical thinking course next year. (Would that help?)
Here are my results for GCSE:
Chinese - A*
Statistics - A
Chemistry - A
Biology - A
History - A
Physics - B
French - B
Geography - B
English - B
English Lit. - B
I.T - Merit (equivalent to a B)
I've also done a grade 7 piano (currently grade 8) and Duke of Edinburgh Bronze.
Lets say if i got the grades of A*(Economics) and AA (Maths and Psychology) overall for A Levels, what are the chances of me getting into LSE and Queen Mary's next year with pretty bad GCSE grades? And how much do these grades impact on my chances?
Thanks a bunch
Last edited by Jacklicy; 20-06-2012 at 21:10.
GCSE's aren't that important for uni applications...
But you might/ might not get predicted A*AA by your teachers, which could hurt the application.
However if you do fall slightly short wit predicted grades, go an speak to your teachers if they think that you will work hard enough to get the grades they may increase their predictions to help your application.
Some people at my college did that at least.
Also I don't think critical thinking will help, most universities will not accept either critical thinking or general studies as one of your 3 required grades. It will however boost ucas points, but offers from top universities will be given as 3 grades ie AAA , not as a ucas point target. But critical thinking could help you with other subjects, especially economics as it is about arguments and may help you construct better answers for exams.
Sorry the last part was a little back and forth as it appears my AS in critical thinking hasn't helped me in this current situation
Last edited by dean01234; 20-06-2012 at 21:22.