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    (Original post by Username13)
    whichuni says 61% got offers.. is whichuni a reliable source?
    That could be for last year. I think it's pretty reliable, yeah. Seems like a whole lot of offers though, not as competitive as I thought.
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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    On which university it says 61%

    I really want to go to warwick too


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    How are your GCSE and AS grades/predictions? Hopefully we both can get an offer
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    (Original post by RAV 123)
    How are your GCSE and AS grades/predictions? Hopefully we both can get an offer
    Right gcse 9a*s and a plus an a in fsmq
    Then AS 4As and a B (dropped the b)
    Find out my A2 predictions on Monday but it should be a*a*aa or a*a*a*a

    You? Where else are you applying?


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    (Original post by Mike_123)
    That could be for last year. I think it's pretty reliable, yeah. Seems like a whole lot of offers though, not as competitive as I thought.
    Don't be fooled by those statistics. I know of someone who got offers from Cambridge, LSE and UCL but was rejected by Warwick.
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    (Original post by Username13)
    What do you think is the best uni asking for 3 A's, mainly in terms of employment prospects?
    I got an AAB offer from Bristol for straight econ last year...
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    Hey, going to be applying for econ 2015 entry, I've already done 2 years of a maths degree at Warwick (decided to withdraw for various reasons...), my results there varied from 8 percent to 85 percent depending on the module, not sure if the unis I'd be applying to would request a transcript though? My average was pretty low anyway, my results this June were an average of about 35% percent and I would have had to have resat next summer had I decided to stay.

    Anyway, A Levels/AS: A*A*(Maths + FM)A(Bio)B(German)bb(Chem, General Studies)
    GCSEs: 7A*, 2A, 1B

    Now the thing I'm wondering is, how will my lack of any sort of qualification in Economics prior to this point affect my application to top tier unis? No university should really be in any doubt over my ability to handle the Maths as I've (kind of) made it through two years of Warwick Maths, but is it worth just sitting an A level in econ next summer so they can give me a conditional offer instead of unconditional if they're not sure about me?

    Also I was thinking of applying to UCL for two courses (Econ, Econ + 1 year abroad) as it said it's possible to to this on their website and I think I'd really like it there. Is anyone else considering doing something similar? Also is it the same admissions tutors who deal with both these courses, so it'd be either I get an offer from both or neither, kind of thing?

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by Wahrheit)
    Hey, going to be applying for econ 2015 entry, I've already done 2 years of a maths degree at Warwick (decided to withdraw for various reasons...), my results there varied from 8 percent to 85 percent depending on the module, not sure if the unis I'd be applying to would request a transcript though? My average was pretty low anyway, my results this June were an average of about 35% percent and I would have had to have resat next summer had I decided to stay.

    Anyway, A Levels/AS: A*A*(Maths + FM)A(Bio)B(German)bb(Chem, General Studies)
    GCSEs: 7A*, 2A, 1B

    Now the thing I'm wondering is, how will my lack of any sort of qualification in Economics prior to this point affect my application to top tier unis? No university should really be in any doubt over my ability to handle the Maths as I've (kind of) made it through two years of Warwick Maths, but is it worth just sitting an A level in econ next summer so they can give me a conditional offer instead of unconditional if they're not sure about me?

    Also I was thinking of applying to UCL for two courses (Econ, Econ + 1 year abroad) as it said it's possible to to this on their website and I think I'd really like it there. Is anyone else considering doing something similar? Also is it the same admissions tutors who deal with both these courses, so it'd be either I get an offer from both or neither, kind of thing?

    Thanks!
    A level economics not required, would be unconditional.

    Applying twice to UCL in the same department doesn't double your chances. The people who read your application will see this and you will either get 1 or 0 offers.
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    (Original post by Mike_123)
    A level economics not required, would be unconditional.

    Applying twice to UCL in the same department doesn't double your chances. The people who read your application will see this and you will either get 1 or 0 offers.
    Ok, thanks!
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    (Original post by Mike_123)
    Having been through the process last year, I'm happy to help anyone here if you quote me, or privately if you want some secrecy (I know I did!) via PM.



    Thank you for offering help, I really need it!

    I don't know what A-levels mean, A*AA?

    I'm coming from an american school. My cumulative GPA is 3.51, I took the sat once, my score was 1420. never took the ACT, took to AP course got 3 in the first one and a 2 in the second one. I'm taking 2 APs this year. Will take the sat in november.

    I want to study economics

    I want to apply to:
    -cambridge king's college
    -london school of economics
    -university of bristol
    -university of manchester
    -university of york

    what are my chances of getting into one of these universities?

    please help me!
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    (Original post by Florenciaromano)
    Thank you for offering help, I really need it!

    I don't know what A-levels mean, A*AA?

    I'm coming from an american school. My cumulative GPA is 3.51, I took the sat once, my score was 1420. never took the ACT, took to AP course got 3 in the first one and a 2 in the second one. I'm taking 2 APs this year. Will take the sat in november.

    I want to study economics

    I want to apply to:
    -cambridge king's college
    -london school of economics
    -university of bristol
    -university of manchester
    -university of york

    what are my chances of getting into one of these universities?

    please help me!
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't APs graded 1-5 with 5 being the best? The Cambridge website states that you need 5s in 5 APs, which you don't meet. I assume LSE would require something similar.
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    (Original post by Mike_123)
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't APs graded 1-5 with 5 being the best? The Cambridge website states that you need 5s in 5 APs, which you don't meet. I assume LSE would require something similar.


    you are right! Hopefully I'll get a 4 or a 5 in the AP tests I'll take in may!

    how do you classify universities in the UK? in my school we classify them as reach, target, and safety.
    my two reach universities are LSE and cambridge, I don't meet all the requirements but there might be the smallest possibility they accept me.

    my target schools are:
    university of manchester, university of bristol, and university of york. I meet almost all of their requirements except the AP ones, the probabilities that I'll get accepted are higher but not a 100% sure.

    safety schools are the ones you'll get in for sure!, I don't have any of those hahaha. Can you please help me find one?
    to be honest, never have I ever been in the UK, but I would love to go and live there. I based my decisions on the rankings I saw in the internet, my counsellor says there's a lot of universities that are not in the rankings but are just as good, please help me find a safety school!?
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    (Original post by Florenciaromano)
    you are right! Hopefully I'll get a 4 or a 5 in the AP tests I'll take in may!

    how do you classify universities in the UK? in my school we classify them as reach, target, and safety.
    my two reach universities are LSE and cambridge, I don't meet all the requirements but there might be the smallest possibility they accept me.

    my target schools are:
    university of manchester, university of bristol, and university of york. I meet almost all of their requirements except the AP ones, the probabilities that I'll get accepted are higher but not a 100% sure.

    safety schools are the ones you'll get in for sure!, I don't have any of those hahaha. Can you please help me find one?
    to be honest, never have I ever been in the UK, but I would love to go and live there. I based my decisions on the rankings I saw in the internet, my counsellor says there's a lot of universities that are not in the rankings but are just as good, please help me find a safety school!?
    I would say that if you're not set on studying in the UK then you can apply to more 'reach' and 'targets', but if you definitely want to study here then you might want to go for 2 'safeties'. I can't make a decision for you! My opinion differs from yours. You can only apply to 5 unis (even for international applicants I think), and you've mentioned 5 and they're all really good. Some other good unis are Bath, Exeter, Durham but they're all pretty competitive.
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    (Original post by Mike_123)
    I would say that if you're not set on studying in the UK then you can apply to more 'reach' and 'targets', but if you definitely want to study here then you might want to go for 2 'safeties'. I can't make a decision for you! My opinion differs from yours. You can only apply to 5 unis (even for international applicants I think), and you've mentioned 5 and they're all really good. Some other good unis are Bath, Exeter, Durham but they're all pretty competitive.

    Thank you! That really helped me!
    I'm glad someone recommended "the student room" to me!
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    I want to apply for economics with the following grades;
    GCSEs: 10 A*s 2As
    AS: AAAB (95% average for top 3)
    Predictions: A*A*A*A

    Do you think I can apply to Cambridge, Warwick, LSE, or UCL?
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    (Original post by Sb123456)
    I want to apply for economics with the following grades;
    GCSEs: 10 A*s 2As
    AS: AAAB (95% average for top 3)
    Predictions: A*A*A*A

    Do you think I can apply to Cambridge, Warwick, LSE, or UCL?
    No, those grades are shocking.
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    (Original post by Sb123456)
    I want to apply for economics with the following grades;
    GCSEs: 10 A*s 2As
    AS: AAAB (95% average for top 3)
    Predictions: A*A*A*A

    Do you think I can apply to Cambridge, Warwick, LSE, or UCL?
    What was the B in? If it was maths it'll be more of a struggle. Also do you do further maths, that might be a good idea?
    Other than that though your grades are fab


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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    What was the B in? If it was maths it'll be more of a struggle. Also do you do further maths, that might be a good idea?
    Other than that though your grades are fab


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    B was in Physics (1 ums off an A)
    Yes I am doing FM, predicted an A at A2
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    (Original post by Wahrheit)
    Hey, going to be applying for econ 2015 entry, I've already done 2 years of a maths degree at Warwick (decided to withdraw for various reasons...), my results there varied from 8 percent to 85 percent depending on the module, not sure if the unis I'd be applying to would request a transcript though? My average was pretty low anyway, my results this June were an average of about 35% percent and I would have had to have resat next summer had I decided to stay.

    Anyway, A Levels/AS: A*A*(Maths + FM)A(Bio)B(German)bb(Chem, General Studies)
    GCSEs: 7A*, 2A, 1B

    Now the thing I'm wondering is, how will my lack of any sort of qualification in Economics prior to this point affect my application to top tier unis? No university should really be in any doubt over my ability to handle the Maths as I've (kind of) made it through two years of Warwick Maths, but is it worth just sitting an A level in econ next summer so they can give me a conditional offer instead of unconditional if they're not sure about me?

    Also I was thinking of applying to UCL for two courses (Econ, Econ + 1 year abroad) as it said it's possible to to this on their website and I think I'd really like it there. Is anyone else considering doing something similar? Also is it the same admissions tutors who deal with both these courses, so it'd be either I get an offer from both or neither, kind of thing?

    Thanks!
    I'm applying to both! I emailed their admissions who confirmed they consider both applications separately and so you're not guaranteed either 0 or 2 offers!
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    GCSEs: 7.5A* 3 A
    AS grades: AAAA
    A2 predicted: A*(achieved)A*A*A(further maths)
    Unis: Cambridge, LSE, UCL L101&L100, Nottingham

    Is this too risky? or am I right in thinking I should be confident of receiving a Nottingham offer providing my PS is fine?
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    In terms of their personal statement, has anyone extensively written about a book/article? I've written some of the points an article in the economist made and I wrote a few reasons as to why these points were made but I feel I just droned on about something and its not personal whatsoever. I did end the paragraph with two lines explaining that topics like these have built my interest in economics.
 
 
 
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