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    (Original post by Ready4uni)
    Of course it isn't 100% definitely true but when you are competing with 15+ people for every place, some of whom will have 8+a* and brilliant personal statements, your chances are going to be slim because there is little to set you apart from others.


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    So I shouldn't apply?
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    I think you should, but be realistic about your chances. By all means do the best you can be, but be aware of the difficulties good luck!


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    (Original post by Ready4uni)
    I think you should, but be realistic about your chances. By all means do the best you can be, but be aware of the difficulties good luck!


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    I might but I'm worried I won't make a competitive application, I can make a strong personal statement just wanted to be sure that my A levels would balance my GCSE's.
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    I got 3A*,2A,2B,2C for GCSE, then had to take a gap year for military service. Got an offer for straight econ last december. My opinion is that when you already have solid A level grades, your GCSEs don't really matter.

    Either way you won't know until you try. Go for it.
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    (Original post by Little Wing)
    I might but I'm worried I won't make a competitive application, I can make a strong personal statement just wanted to be sure that my A levels would balance my GCSE's.
    If you don't apply there is no way you are going to make it, but if you do, however slim your chances are, there is a chance. so go for it
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    I got an offer from LSE to study economics, and I only got 3 A stars, 5 As and 1 B at GCSE, and got 4 As at as level (one was even PE), so I'm sure you have a great chance of getting an offer, provided that you do your research and show that you have a genuine interest in the subject through your personal statement.
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    my boyfriend got into lse with awful gcses - lots of cs - then did his a levels well in one year and got on to do law there, now graduated. dont be put off, just make sure your personal statement is tip top and try and explain (implicitly) why your gcses werent so great.
 
 
 
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