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    (Original post by Youngmetro)
    As a guidance, that is what is good. I go to a top grammar school that have close connections with the unis and said that 7A*s are good enough.
    (Original post by Youngmetro)
    Idk, my school is pretty up there and have contacts with an admissions officer (one even came to our school). I think what they really meant was 7A*s wont put you in a disadvantage.
    Noone's saying 7A*s isn't good enough or will put you at a disadvantage
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    Your GCSEs won't hold you back, if you achieve those grades or close to. Take the A Levels you suggested, you'll need A*A*A or higher for Cambridge and A* in Maths is a condition for Economics at most top unis.

    As for experience, I have a Cambridge offer and literally have no work relevant experience. Academics and interest are everything, both of which can be demonstrated through means other than work experience.
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    (Original post by Youngmetro)
    As a guidance, that is what is good. I go to a top grammar school that have close connections with the unis and said that 7A*s are good enough.
    You stated 7 A* at GCSE are needed. They aren't.

    Some will have that. But most, actually, have less.
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    (Original post by felecita)
    Your GCSEs won't hold you back, if you achieve those grades or close to. Take the A Levels you suggested, you'll need A*AA or higher for Cambridge and A* in Maths is a condition for Economics at most top unis.

    As for experience, I have a Cambridge offer and literally have no work relevant experience. Academics and interest are everything, both of which can be demonstrated through means other than work experience.
    I believe Cambridge changed the non extenuating circumstances standard offer to A*A*A
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    (Original post by felecita)
    Your GCSEs won't hold you back, if you achieve those grades or close to. Take the A Levels you suggested, you'll need A*AA or higher for Cambridge and A* in Maths is a condition for Economics at most top unis.

    As for experience, I have a Cambridge offer and literally have no work relevant experience. Academics and interest are everything, both of which can be demonstrated through means other than work experience.
    That's good to hear. Although Maths hasn't always been my strong point haha should be achievable however.
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    (Original post by Student403)
    I believe Cambridge changed the non extenuating circumstances standard offer to A*A*A
    You're right :facepalm: I knew that too, oops. I'll edit it now, thanks!
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    (Original post by TheAppleGeek111)
    I'm only 16 right now, but i started my own company at the age of 14, you can choose to believe it or not, I would appreciated if you did - sounds unbelievable I know, but bear with me. Anyways yes, I started with nothing to my name, built my company ground up, hired my friends along the way (eventually firing them once it was running automatically). And I'm at a position now as to where I am earning £10,000 or there about a month. I've paid my way through a few years of private education - I do quite feel proud of what I've done.
    Whats your business
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    I'm guessing he did that after his business became successful ?

    Edit: Wasn't that the guy who sold it to yahoo?
    Yes he sold to Yahoo, and they also gave him a full time role.

    It was his decision to carry on with his education.
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    (Original post by Daniel9998)
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    (Original post by TheAppleGeek111)
    That's good to hear. Although Maths hasn't always been my strong point haha should be achievable however.
    Economics at top unis is very maths heavy, if maths isn't your strong point then maybe you might want to reconsider. Not saying that you have to be brilliant (I'm far from amazing) but especially for Cambridge, LSE, etc. you'll want to be reasonably proficient at maths otherwise you'll just hate the course. You'll have a better idea once you start A-Levels. Though after all that, if you're planning to take FM then you're hardly bad. Good luck
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    (Original post by jneill)
    You stated 7 A* at GCSE are needed. They aren't.

    Many will have that. But most, actually, have fewer.
    Yeah, go ahead and grill me over a small mistake that was pretty obvious to others.

    And no, many have roughly 7, but not much less and many have more. That's what the admissions officer who visited my school said.
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    (Original post by TheAppleGeek111)
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    Nice, well done. Thats gonna look sexy on your application
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    (Original post by felecita)
    Economics at top unis is very maths heavy, if maths isn't your strong point then maybe you might want to reconsider. Not saying that you have to be brilliant (I'm far from amazing) but especially for Cambridge, LSE, etc. you'll want to be reasonably proficient at maths otherwise you'll just hate the course. You'll have a better idea once you start A-Levels. Though after all that, if you're planning to take FM then you're hardly bad. Good luck
    Oh, I wouldn't say I struggle at Maths, may be a little. But I think the problem lies within the fact that I just don't put the effort in (I think) haha.
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    (Original post by Daniel9998)
    Nice, well done. Thats gonna look sexy on your application
    Haha, thanks man!
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    (Original post by Student403)
    Noone's saying 7A*s isn't good enough or will put you at a disadvantage
    Yeah i realised now, but consider that we dont have AS anymore and GCSEs will inevitably be used as a greater measure of one's ability. That's why i thought 7A*s is ideal for Oxbridge

    Thanks for not being so mean unlike that other moron
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Yes he sold to Yahoo, and they also gave him a full time role.

    It was his decision to carry on with his education.
    Did he get his place largely due to his success with his company or did he have a history of excellent grades etc?
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    (Original post by Youngmetro)
    Yeah, go ahead and grill me over a small mistake that was pretty obvious to others.

    And no, many have roughly 7, but not much less and many have more. That's what the admissions officer who visited my school said.
    "Needed" has a very specific meaning. And using it perpuates the TSR myth about Oxford's reliance on GCSEs.

    Here's something showing the average per course (and note that the average doesn't mean it's a requirement). Only two had 7 A* average. E&M (the course under discussion here, has 5.7)

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    (Original post by Richpeasant)
    Did he get his place largely due to his success with his company or did he have a history of excellent grades etc?
    I have no idea what his grades were but Oxford won't have admitted him without strong academics.
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    (Original post by TheAppleGeek111)
    Oh, I wouldn't say I struggle at Maths, may be a little. But I think the problem lies within the fact that I just don't put the effort in (I think) haha.
    I can relate :lol: it's too early to say anything anyway, just work towards getting the best grades you can at the moment
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    (Original post by jneill)
    "Needed" has a very specific meaning. And using it perpuates the TSR myth about Oxford's reliance on GCSEs.

    Here's something showing the average per course (and note that the average doesn't mean it's a requirement). Only two had 7 A* average. E&M (the course under discussion here, has 5.7)

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    wow! that's quite amazing! I thought they would've been much much higher
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    (Original post by TheAppleGeek111)
    wow! that's quite amazing! I thought they would've been much much higher
    It will be similar for Cambridge.
 
 
 
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