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    (Original post by Boy_wonder_95)
    Quite a lot, since a lot of applicants would be applying with similar grades, subjects, etc...
    figured so , could a strong PS make up for under-average ( LSE standards ) GCSE's though ?
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    figured so , could a strong PS make up for under-average ( LSE standards ) GCSE's though ?
    I'd assume so, remember LSE also look at your UMS in your individual modules so those could also help
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    (Original post by Boy_wonder_95)
    I'd assume so, remember LSE also look at your UMS in your individual modules so those could also help
    ah ok cheers yeah probably gonna apply to UCL as my ' ideal dream Uni ' haha and then Nottingham/Bath/York then another Uni which i don't know yet
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    ah ok cheers yeah probably gonna apply to UCL as my ' ideal dream Uni ' haha and then Nottingham/Bath/York then another Uni which i don't know yet
    Bristol is one you should take a look at.

    I was hoping for Warwick but with all this GCSE talk (I only have 5A*) I might switch that to LSE if it's UMS scores they look at.

    Can't decide which two out of Nottigham/Bath/Bristol/York though. They all seem great but I've missed the open days.

    Anyone got an opinion on either of the 4 above?
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    (Original post by NedStark)
    Bristol is one you should take a look at.

    I was hoping for Warwick but with all this GCSE talk (I only have 5A*) I might switch that to LSE if it's UMS scores they look at.

    Can't decide which two out of Nottigham/Bath/Bristol/York though. They all seem great but I've missed the open days.

    Anyone got an opinion on either of the 4 above?
    The best of those four are Bath (w/ placement) and Bristol (nothing between the two courses tbh, but Bristol has better rep overall and is a city whereas Bath is a tiny town which could help make a decision) and then Notts and then York I'd say


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    (Original post by kiirankapoor)
    If u dont mind me asking what offers did you get from Cambridge, UCL and LSE. I want to apply there but really scared if id get offers or not. Grades are above average but not sure about PS and interview. Also, how did u find the application process at those unis?


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    All were basically A*AA the A* was often had to be in maths and I know of many Cambridge offers which were A*A*A. My advice, just go for it. Bath, Exeter, Bristol etc. make offers to basically anyone with AAAA/AAAB at AS so there is no point in being safe with all your choices. You have nothing to lose from applying to all three of the unis you said, just try not to get your hopes up as if you do get rejected it would make it seem like going to somewhere like Bath makes you a failure (which is not true obviously)
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    (Original post by amg_22)
    All were basically A*AA the A* was often had to be in maths and I know of many Cambridge offers which were A*A*A. My advice, just go for it. Bath, Exeter, Bristol etc. make offers to basically anyone with AAAA/AAAB at AS so there is no point in being safe with all your choices. You have nothing to lose from applying to all three of the unis you said, just try not to get your hopes up as if you do get rejected it would make it seem like going to somewhere like Bath makes you a failure (which is not true obviously)
    Ahhh aha thanksss. How did u find the interview at Cambridge? Also, LSE doesnt have interview does it?


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    (Original post by kiirankapoor)
    LSE doesnt have interview does it?


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    Nope, only Oxbridge interview for Economics
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    (Original post by Boy_wonder_95)
    Nope, only Oxbridge interview for Economics
    Ohh okay. I guess personal statement will have to be pretty amazing for the other unis. "/


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    (Original post by kiirankapoor)
    Ohh okay. I guess personal statement will have to be pretty amazing for the other unis. "/


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    Just noticed you turned 17, happy (belated) birthday! :party2:
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    I also do not do further maths

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    wow dude, you have seriously high expectations to get into LSE with just 1 A* at a-level and no further maths. It would be a miracle if you got in, in my honest opinion.
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    (Original post by kiirankapoor)
    Ahhh aha thanksss. How did u find the interview at Cambridge? Also, LSE doesnt have interview does it?


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    I could talk about hours about my interviews (I had five). In short I felt like they did a really good job of making it interesting but at the same time challenging, I actually really enjoyed them (when I was doing well haha)

    Where you thinking of applying?
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    anyone go to Durham today ? thought it was a pretty mint day , the Economics and PPE lecture was interesting to say the least
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    (Original post by amg_22)
    All were basically A*AA the A* was often had to be in maths and I know of many Cambridge offers which were A*A*A. My advice, just go for it. Bath, Exeter, Bristol etc. make offers to basically anyone with AAAA/AAAB at AS so there is no point in being safe with all your choices. You have nothing to lose from applying to all three of the unis you said, just try not to get your hopes up as if you do get rejected it would make it seem like going to somewhere like Bath makes you a failure (which is not true obviously)
    A*A*A for economics?! Wow...
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    (Original post by Boy_wonder_95)
    Just noticed you turned 17, happy (belated) birthday! :party2:
    Aha thank youuu


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    I could talk about hours about my interviews (I had five). In short I felt like they did a really good job of making it interesting but at the same time challenging, I actually really enjoyed them (when I was doing well haha)

    Where you thinking of applying?
    Ahh im so nervous about the entire process! Im thinking of Cambridge, LSE, Warwick, UCL and Nottigham/Bristol


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    (Original post by kiirankapoor)
    Ahh im so nervous about the entire process! Im thinking of Cambridge, LSE, Warwick, UCL and Nottigham/Bristol


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    You do realise every single one of those ask for A*AA in their offers? You won't have an insurance :P
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    You do realise every single one of those ask for A*AA in their offers? You won't have an insurance :P
    Nottingham's offer is AAA-A*AA but your point is still valid

    although i guess you could say apart from UCL and LSE , the others don't specify the A* in Maths , so if your stronger at another subject you could get the A* in that.... although that's one hell of a risky insurance hahaha
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    (Original post by Giant)
    You do realise every single one of those ask for A*AA in their offers? You won't have an insurance :P
    You're so lucky you're doing the whole A Level Maths in a year, so the offers in your case would be AA :P
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    (Original post by Boy_wonder_95)
    You're so lucky you're doing the whole A Level Maths in a year, so the offers in your case would be AA :P
    Unfortunately this isn't always the case :nope: Cambridge particularly may still insist on A*AA from three subjects taken in year 13


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