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    GCSE: A*AAABBBCCG
    AS: AABD
    A2 Predicted: A*A*A*
    I'm applying to politics at Warwick, Leeds and Bath.
    Is it worth me applying to LSE for Government/P&IR, and which course is easier to get on to?
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    (Original post by kyledean99)
    GCSE: A*AAABBBCCG
    AS: AABD
    A2 Predicted: A*A*A*
    I'm applying to politics at Warwick, Leeds and Bath.
    Is it worth me applying to LSE for Government/P&IR, and which course is easier to get on to?
    Thanks ☺
    If you're likely to meet the required entry grades then yes it is worth applying.

    You should apply for whichever of the 2 courses you have the most interest and enthusiasm for - LSE place a lot more emphasis on the PS than other universities and so targeting your PS to meet the requirements of the course you're applying for at LSE would be sensible and wouldn't risk your chances of a place elsewhere
    http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/undergrad...overnment.aspx

    86% of applicants to the Warwick politics degree get offers, 95% to Leeds and 71% to Bath...compared to around 20% for LSE.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    If you're likely to meet the required entry grades then yes it is worth applying.

    You should apply for whichever of the 2 courses you have the most interest and enthusiasm for - LSE place a lot more emphasis on the PS than other universities and so targeting your PS to meet the requirements of the course you're applying for at LSE would be sensible and wouldn't risk your chances of a place elsewhere
    http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/undergrad...overnment.aspx

    86% of applicants to the Warwick politics degree get offers, 95% to Leeds and 71% to Bath...compared to around 20% for LSE.
    Where are you getting those percentages from? Not doubting you, just wouldn't mind having a look. Thanks.
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    Why are you predicted A*A*A* with those AS grades? When I did AS, I got AAA and was predicted A*AA. LsE won't believe the A* prediction with a B in AS unless there ar extenuating circumstances.
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    (Original post by BigTraderBoi)
    Why are you predicted A*A*A* with those AS grades? When I did AS, I got AAA and was predicted A*AA. LsE won't believe the A* prediction with a B in AS unless there ar extenuating circumstances.
    It was a single paper that I'm resitting. Oddly, the B is the subject I'm most likely to get an A* in to be honest.
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    (Original post by kyledean99)
    Where are you getting those percentages from? Not doubting you, just wouldn't mind having a look. Thanks.
    From Which? University course website
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    I had the exact same AS grades as you and couldn't even get one A* prediction, let alone three
    If I were in your position I'd go for it, just make sure your personal statement is brilliant since LSE place a lot of emphasis on it.
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    (Original post by kyledean99)
    It was a single paper that I'm resitting. Oddly, the B is the subject I'm most likely to get an A* in to be honest.
    What were your ums scores?
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    (Original post by kyledean99)
    It was a single paper that I'm resitting. Oddly, the B is the subject I'm most likely to get an A* in to be honest.
    Yeah but still, if you get a B in your AS most schools would never predict more than an A unless there were extenuating circumstances.
    Even people who get A grades in AS often don't get predicted A*
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    (Original post by BigTraderBoi)
    Yeah but still, if you get a B in your AS most schools would never predict more than an A unless there were extenuating circumstances.
    Even people who get A grades in AS often don't get predicted A*
    Is it worth applying to LSE with a C in English lang iGCSE? They require a B grade for English lang GCSE or equivalent if you're from UK and feel like this is stopping me!


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    (Original post by BigTraderBoi)
    Yeah but still, if you get a B in your AS most schools would never predict more than an A unless there were extenuating circumstances.
    Even people who get A grades in AS often don't get predicted A*
    depends on the school, if OP goes to a really poor school, hes sort of like a diamond in the rough and they'd be willing to go to the extreme for him to go to a top uni
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    (Original post by DamnDaniel2)
    Is it worth applying to LSE with a C in English lang iGCSE? They require a B grade for English lang GCSE or equivalent if you're from UK and feel like this is stopping me!


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    It's probably not worth it since it's a minimum requirement and LSE is already so hard to get into. But maybe make LSE your risky choice.
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    (Original post by BigTraderBoi)
    It's probably not worth it since it's a minimum requirement and LSE is already so hard to get into. But maybe make LSE your risky choice.
    Hmm that's true but I saw Imperial also wanted a B but apparently someone said that they'd make you do the IELTS exam so it shouldn't be a problem!


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    (Original post by DamnDaniel2)
    Hmm that's true but I saw Imperial also wanted a B but apparently someone said that they'd make you do the IELTS exam so it shouldn't be a problem!


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    Call LSE up and ask them directly - only they can comment on cases where you might not meet the admissions requirements.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Call LSE up and ask them directly - only they can comment on cases where you might not meet the admissions requirements.
    Ok thank you


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    (Original post by Ze Witcher)
    What were your ums scores?
    90+ in law and economics, then 88 on one politics paper and 63 on the other :| no comment as regards history
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    I wouldn't say it's worth it tbh. Despite what your school says, they're not going to believe your predicted grades (no offence intended) and those GCSE grades are not good enough - LSE are really anal about straight A*/A grades. But if you really want to apply, there's not harm in just doing so - just don't expect an offer.
 
 
 
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