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Hey, I got much worse GCSE grades than you with only 3-4 A's majority of Bs and only 1 A* in maths, including a grade C in GCSE English Language where LSE require a grade B but it still didn't stop me getting an offer to study maths with eco there. I'm currently going into my second year this year having achieved a 1st for my first year.
My AS levels were: Maths (A), Further Maths (A), Chemistry (A) and computing (B)
and A Levels: Maths (A*), Further Maths (A) and chemistry (A)...barely just met my offer but apparently, quite a few people missed their offer in my year and still got accepted by LSE...like one of my friends doing accounting ended up with AABB with a B in maths and still got accepted, achieving a 2:1 in their first year! So all you have to do is make an awesome PS and put in the hours to get good A Levels...hope it helps!

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Congrats on getting into LSE and getting a 1st in your first year!

Any tips for the personal statement? I heard that it's one of the most important things for LSE
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Congrats on getting into LSE and getting a 1st in your first year!

Any tips for the personal statement? I heard that it's one of the most important things for LSE
Tbh, I didn't think think I'd get an offer with my personal statement since I didn't even meet their minimum requirements of a grade B in English Language so I guess this shows how much they emphasise on the PS cos it must have been quite good for them to accept me. What I did for my PS, was to first look at other student's PS who got into oxbridge studying maths etc. and looked at the content they included:

- Awesome starting paragraph which entices you to read further about your passion for the subject (for me it was maths and I kind of hinted its relevance to economics vaguely - only point in the PS when I even mentioned anything economics related lol)
- Talk about your extra curriculars in next paragraph and the subjects you study and what in particular interests you (like I talked about my passion for pure maths and demonstrated this by reading a relevant book and talking about what it entailed etc.) Also talk about achievements like for example, I took the UKMT Mathematics challenge and got a silver award.
- Your final paragraph really is summarising your key strengths and answering the question of "Why you would be perfect for this course?"


Hope this helps!

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Tbh, I didn't think think I'd get an offer with my personal statement since I didn't even meet their minimum requirements of a grade B in English Language so I guess this shows how much they emphasise on the PS cos it must have been quite good for them to accept me. What I did for my PS, was to first look at other student's PS who got into oxbridge studying maths etc. and looked at the content they included:

- Awesome starting paragraph which entices you to read further about your passion for the subject (for me it was maths and I kind of hinted its relevance to economics vaguely - only point in the PS when I even mentioned anything economics related lol)
- Talk about your extra curriculars in next paragraph and the subjects you study and what in particular interests you (like I talked about my passion for pure maths and demonstrated this by reading a relevant book and talking about what it entailed etc.) Also talk about achievements like for example, I took the UKMT Mathematics challenge and got a silver award.
- Your final paragraph really is summarising your key strengths and answering the question of "Why you would be perfect for this course?"


Hope this helps!

P.S. just reminding about the rep again haha ...kinda like how they do at the end of youtube vids :P
Thanks for the reply! I gave you +1 positive rating on your comment, is that what you mean by rep?
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Is there much point in me applying for economics?

IGCSE: 8A*s 3As
AS levels (just started) Biology Chemistry Math History

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Thanks for the reply! I gave you +1 positive rating on your comment, is that what you mean by rep?
You have to scroll over my name, and click on view profile then there'll be a button which says "give rep" Thanks for that as well :P
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Looking to apply for Politics and International Relations and have one quick question -
Whilst studying do you get to know or gain much support from your professors or tutors? One of my concerns with LSE is how lonely it seems with no much in the way of a support network that Warwick, Durham and Oxbridge can boast. I really want to apply and I know that other than this issue it is the dream uni for me. I think what I am trying to ask is whether there any 'community' feel to it?
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Is there much point in me applying for economics?

IGCSE: 8A*s 3As
AS levels (just started) Biology Chemistry Math History

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If you want to do economics at LSE or Cambridge then take Further Maths now, while you still can.
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My daughter has received a letter saying her grant has been cancelled without any explanation? Could this be related to her attendance rate?
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My daughter has received a letter saying her grant has been cancelled without any explanation? Could this be related to her attendance rate?
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Its strange as whats the point of taking FM when they just want a pass in FM
Once u tske FM then you cannot drop any subject at A2
Basically pure econ is all about Maths so they may want students take FM
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My daughter has received a letter saying her grant has been cancelled without any explanation? Could this be related to her attendance rate?
Is this the grant from the university or from the government (this applying if you are you a UK citizen)?
I know that the UK are changing policy on the grant but this comes into effect next year so this should not be an issue this year.
Also, I don't think the university change the grant unless there has been a change in parental income.
I can only advise you to message the university asking why you have not received the grant if you are entitled it.
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As the title states, I'm a current LSE student. The process can be quite long and I found when applying last year that there are numerous questions I needed the answer to which I couldn't find answers for. I have been at LSE for 2 months so far and I'm loving my experience. I hope to answer any queries you people may have... fire away
Hi I am looking to apply to LSE for Politics and International relations. My IGCSE grades are 6A*S (in history, accounting, economics, drama, English first language and biology), 2AS ( Maths and ICT) and one C in English Literature ( I'm thinking of not entering it onto UCAS).
My AS grades are AAAC (As in Accounting (300/300 UMS), Economics (185/200) and Geography (162/200) and my C is in History (139/200)).
My A2 subjects are Accounting, Economics and Geography and I don't know my predicted grades yet but i should be predicted at least one A*.

Based of this, do you think I have a good chance of getting an offer?
Thank you!
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I am thinking of applying to universities such as LSE, UCL, Durham, Warwick for either Geography with Economics (for LSE/UCL) or Economics. The only problem is that I got a B for my AS maths and I do not take further maths, but I am retaking my maths next year hoping for an A or A*. Most of the top unviersities require A* for maths (Geo with Econs at LSE requires an A) and I think I will be predicted an A. Does the reduces my chances?

My AS grades were AABB. B in Psychology and Maths, A in economics and geography.
IGCSE grades were 2A*7A
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i m doing my final year at sussex. finance n business degree. i got low 2:1 on the second year.
want to apply for MSc to LSE, probably business mgmt or finance, or accounting degrees.
do i have any chances? or no way?
*also i dont have any work expierence
and whats more competitive degrees management or finance?
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Hi. I wanted to know about the term system in LSE. Like if I enroll for an undergraduate course, do I just attend the MT and LT or the Summer Term too? Also, in what months do the exams take place? And when do the winter and summer vacations commence?
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What is the social life like at LSE? I love going out, partying etc. and im scared I wont find people like me there. What is your experience?
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None of the freshers will respond as they are busy partying
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Hi im an international student applying for 2016 entry, accounting and finance. I didnt take any IGCSE's and my question is, would that be a disadvantage? fyi im taking AS next week, and my predicted AS grades are 5A's in maths, chemistry, physics, biology and chinese. A2 next may june. Do you think it's worth the try applying to LSE despite not having gcse/igcse's equivalent grades? thanks
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Hello to all . Sorry for a very mainstream and annoying question, but I am just curious whether I should apply to LSE (Anthropology and law) or not.

My IGCSE marks were :A* AAABBB (low and that's what really concerns me)

My current AS levels - History B (76ums) Politics A (91 ums) Business studies (90ums) Predicted Grades - A*A*A

In addition I did Russian A2 - grade A*, however its my first language, thus it will be excluded from the offer.

The strong side of my personal statement I guess would be my working experience in several law firms,as well as few Law summer preparation courses which I believe show my interest towards the subject.

Is it worth applying?
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Hi! I am currently studying the law foundation programme at Bellerbys, just started in Jan, so missed the Jan 15 deadline. Really interested in LSE or UCL, and would like to ask if there is any way for me to apply for the 2016 September intake? Thanks!
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