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    (Original post by JohnGreek)
    Your grades should be more than fine - I actually got almost identical ones to you

    I had a post on TSR about six months ago which gave details for all the emails LSE sends you, but I can't seem to find it...

    From what I remember, they send you an email confirming that they've received your application. After two weeks, provided you meet the minimum requirements for your course and aren't completely rubbish, you'll get an email saying that they will decide in up to eight weeks. During these weeks, you can get rejected (usually on Thursdays) or be accepted (usually on Fridays), even though most offers will be made towards the end of the period and to the best students (apparently, admissions work down a ranking of applicants in each cohort). Last year, we got an extension email the Monday after the eighth week is over saying that they needed another four weeks to decide (this was due to LSE downscaling the admissions team). If you haven't heard by the end of the fourth week, they may ask you for another couple of weeks extension, but that doesn't happen that often - only if you sent in your application close to the deadline.

    I'd say that, for Law, you'd be expecting an offer around December-January (I got one on the 27th of Jan, and there were plenty of students who got one after me), even though I know someone who got hers in late November.

    Edit: To summarise, it went something like 2+8+4(+2) weeks since your school sent off your application.

    Thanks John, that's really helpful of you! Sorry one more question: Does LSE only start considering applicants in early October?

    Wishing you every success in your future endeavours!
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    (Original post by Heheboy)
    Thanks John, that's really helpful of you! Sorry one more question: Does LSE only start considering applicants in early October?

    Wishing you every success in your future endeavours!
    I think that the first cohort should be applications received in early October, as that's when most schools send them off in order to get in before the October 15th deadline for Oxbridge (most LSE Law applicants also apply to Oxbridge). However, they still continue putting people into cohorts every two weeks until Jan 15th, even though I imagine that the first two are by far the most populated (and possibly the most competitive, if we assume that those who felt comfortable enough to apply for Oxbridge are the better applicants).

    Thanks for your kind wishes
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    Currently studying: History, English Literature, Media Studies

    GCSE grades: AAAAABBCCC (with one of the c's being in maths, it's too late to retake now and I hope it won't have an impact..)
    AS Levels: I have only done one AS as all my other subjects are now linear and I got a high A grade (media studies)

    Haven't been told our predicted grades yet, but I'm worried they may be low despite me working very hard and hopefully expecting to get an A*AA

    I feel as if I am too average, will that one bad GCSE grade have an impact if I want to study law?
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    (Original post by ladanldn)
    Currently studying: History, English Literature, Media Studies

    GCSE grades: AAAAABBCCC (with one of the c's being in maths, it's too late to retake now and I hope it won't have an impact..)
    AS Levels: I have only done one AS as all my other subjects are now linear and I got a high A grade (media studies)

    Haven't been told our predicted grades yet, but I'm worried they may be low despite me working very hard and hopefully expecting to get an A*AA

    I feel as if I am too average, will that one bad GCSE grade have an impact if I want to study law?
    If it's for LSE it might, I think most top 10 law schools want a B at least at GCSE. I'm sure LSE want generally A*s & A's in everything. But with recommendations and everything else I'm sure it won't hinder you as badly as you think (it might result in an interview or something)
    But you aren't average at all, I would still say give it a go & have faith.
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    (Original post by Georgia.C.)
    Hi I've also been thinking loads about uni but I'm scared i won't get in as most require A*AA which i doubt I'm gonna get predicted

    For GCSE i got 2A*s 9As and as AS i got ABBC too but all of my grades were in the middle of the boundary so i need to do really get convincing my teachers! I think overall i will get predicted AAA

    I was looking at Warwick as the entry requirements are slightly lower that may change as my economics teacher likes me so i may be able to sway him to predict A*

    Also has anyone been thinking about the LNAT??
    I completed by A2's last year to A*A*A and I'm on a gap year, and actually Warwick will be my first choice for Law above King's, UCL, LSE etc, they're above a lot of the big names in the overall rankings (8th), and 11th for Law, so they're really up there
    I went to a lot of the big names on open days and idk to me they just seemed so pretentious and accommodation is so overpriced in London. Durham was no better, and it seems like the only rep it has is "Oxbridge rejects"

    plus no LNAT is a major plus (I'm still taking it for my other choices but hey ho)

    As a side note, alongside my gap year I am fastracking an extra A Level, predicted A*
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    Will be applying with:

    GCSEs: 10A*s, 1A
    IB: 43/45 (HL History, Psych, Chem)

    Not exactly my first choice (Durham) but worried I'll mess up LNAT
    Very nervous about applications, since the acceptance rates for previous years have been so incredibly low
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    Hi guys, I am currently on a gap year at the law firm Pinsent masons and I got 5A* 5A and 1B at GCSEs. As level I got abbc and to be perfectly honest I got lazy at a2 and only received Bbb despite an A*AA prediction.
    I have spoken to the law department who said basically I can apply but can't be guaranteed an offer obviously, and that my application would be at a disadvantage but I could receive an offer if i were to get the grades this year after resitting and I had an exceptional personal statement.

    I have read plenty of books on law and attended many lectures from Oxford professors, as well as my gap year (where I am essentially doing the work of a trainee solicitor in the Leeds office) and I travelled to Ghana last year volunteering at an orphanage and helped build a school.

    Just want to ask if anyone thinks it would even be worth applying with my grades? Or would it be a waste of time despite all my extra curriculars ?

    Thank you in advance to anyone who gives me any help and advice 😊😊😊
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    (Original post by Johnsmith345)
    Hi guys, I am currently on a gap year at the law firm Pinsent masons and I got 5A* 5A and 1B at GCSEs. As level I got abbc and to be perfectly honest I got lazy at a2 and only received Bbb despite an A*AA prediction.
    I have spoken to the law department who said basically I can apply but can't be guaranteed an offer obviously, and that my application would be at a disadvantage but I could receive an offer if i were to get the grades this year after resitting and I had an exceptional personal statement.

    I have read plenty of books on law and attended many lectures from Oxford professors, as well as my gap year (where I am essentially doing the work of a trainee solicitor in the Leeds office) and I travelled to Ghana last year volunteering at an orphanage and helped build a school.

    Just want to ask if anyone thinks it would even be worth applying with my grades? Or would it be a waste of time despite all my extra curriculars ?

    Thank you in advance to anyone who gives me any help and advice 😊😊😊
    Hi there, just wanna share my thoughts here with you, and hope you will find it useful.

    I think the advice given by the law department is very helpful. Needless to say that LSE places a lot of emphasis on the personal statement, it also seeks for academically able applicants. Although A*AA is the requirement set by the school, bear in mind that it is also the minimum entry requirement for the school to further consider you in the pool.

    A better solution is to consider the probability of you scoring an A*AA upon resitting. In other words, you will need to consider how strong are your A and B grades in AS level to achieve an overall A*AA.

    All in all, it's quite challenging for you to meet the entry requirements. Maybe you can consider other good schools such as Warwick with an entry requirement of AAA. Nevertheless, you should also try to give in your best for A2 resit. As every cloud has a silver lining, who knows that you might make it to LSE it eventually?

    This is my overall view and I hope you don't find it offensive. Best of luck mate!
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    (Original post by Heheboy)
    Hi there, just wanna share my thoughts here with you, and hope you will find it useful.

    I think the advice given by the law department is very helpful. Needless to say that LSE places a lot of emphasis on the personal statement, it also seeks for academically able applicants. Although A*AA is the requirement set by the school, bear in mind that it is also the minimum entry requirement for the school to further consider you in the pool.

    A better solution is to consider the probability of you scoring an A*AA upon resitting. In other words, you will need to consider how strong are your A and B grades in AS level to achieve an overall A*AA.

    All in all, it's quite challenging for you to meet the entry requirements. Maybe you can consider other good schools such as Warwick with an entry requirement of AAA. Nevertheless, you should also try to give in your best for A2 resit. As every cloud has a silver lining, who knows that you might make it to LSE it eventually?

    This is my overall view and I hope you don't find it offensive. Best of luck mate!
    Hi, I just realised that I forgot to include my as resits in my as grades so in as I actually got AAAC aha

    I wasn't too far of the A's in my subjects with the biggest difference being 10 ums of an A. I do really want to apply but am not hopeful, I am also applying to Warwick at the moment and I am also thinking Manchester.

    Thank you for your advice it was very helpful! And I didn't find it offensive lol I just was wondering as I didn't want to apply if I didn't have a snowballs chance in hell! Now I'm just confused as f*** as even lse said if you have an exceptional ps it would definitely be taken into account
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    (Original post by Johnsmith345)
    Hi, I just realised that I forgot to include my as resits in my as grades so in as I actually got AAAC aha

    I wasn't too far of the A's in my subjects with the biggest difference being 10 ums of an A. I do really want to apply but am not hopeful, I am also applying to Warwick at the moment and I am also thinking Manchester.

    Thank you for your advice it was very helpful! And I didn't find it offensive lol I just was wondering as I didn't want to apply if I didn't have a snowballs chance in hell! Now I'm just confused as f*** as even lse said if you have an exceptional ps it would definitely be taken into account
    Oh great, then you should definitely try and apply since you have reasonable AS grades now! However, I was thinking that having a resit in both exams may put you at disadvantage compared to other applicants who scored well in the first sitting.

    Anyway, you should focus on your A2 resitting now apart from preparing a convincing personal statement. I'm also applying to LSE for law this year!
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    (Original post by ladanldn)
    Currently studying: History, English Literature, Media Studies

    GCSE grades: AAAAABBCCC (with one of the c's being in maths, it's too late to retake now and I hope it won't have an impact..)
    AS Levels: I have only done one AS as all my other subjects are now linear and I got a high A grade (media studies)

    Haven't been told our predicted grades yet, but I'm worried they may be low despite me working very hard and hopefully expecting to get an A*AA

    I feel as if I am too average, will that one bad GCSE grade have an impact if I want to study law?
    I also got a C in Maths (I did IGCSE extended International Mathematics which is harder than the normal course) and emailed LSE about it.
    They said if the rest of my application is great, they will ignore the C in maths at IGCSE.

    So don't worry much about it and work hard for you A Levels!
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    I'm applying this year. A bit worried I'll get rejected because I'm applying to Oxford, too. Also not sure if I'd want to pay the high accommodation prices if I ended up going to the LSE.
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    (Original post by Jasaron)
    A bit worried I'll get rejected because I'm applying to Oxford, too.
    This doesn't happen. They don't see, or care, where else you've applied to. Most LSE Law students also applied to Oxbridge.
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    Hey everyone! I'm a Canadian student in my last year of high school (grade 12 for us) applying for entrance into LSE law in 2017

    In Ontario (different provinces in Canada have different grading systems which is a huge pain) where I'm from, you need a minimum of 5 grade 12 courses to graduate (I'm currently taking 7, and I took 3 last year), and your mark in each course is out of 100%.
    These marks are then averaged to get your overall average out of 100%.
    The LSE law minimum grade requirement for people from Ontario is a 95% which is extremely high for a minimum...To put it into perspective, Oxford asks for a minimum of 90% which is reasonable for a top tier school.

    My predicted grades for this year are: 97% in Law, 95% in French, 96% in English Lit, 98% in History, 97% in International Business, and 97% in Music. This gives me an overall predicted average of 97%.

    I'm stressed about how much importance LSE places on personal statements...I'm afraid mine isn't "business" enough as I'm applying to Oxford for the BA in Jurisprudence as well

    Best of luck to everyone! Hopefully by January this thread will be full of excited acceptance posts xx
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    (Original post by livrailton)
    I'm stressed about how much importance LSE places on personal statements...I'm afraid mine isn't "business" enough as I'm applying to Oxford for the BA in Jurisprudence as well
    Congrats on the amazing grades
    I agree with you on the high entry standards - it's similar for Greece as well (where I'm from), where they ask you for a very high end-of-year grade (usually 19,000/20,000). I honestly think that the disparity is incredibly unfair towards international students. This perhaps isn't a disparity as large as that of Cambridge, which feels comfortable giving A*AA offers for A-level candidates and 41 (7,7,6) offers to IB students, but still.

    Don't worry about the P.S.. The only important thing I'd suggest putting on there is work experience and what you learnt from it. My statement was very philosophical and largely touched upon my thoughts on political theory, and it wasn't held against me afaik. The important thing is having good "hard" evidence of how good you are - and that could be anything from doing an EPQ to independent research/reading to work experience.
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    (Original post by JohnGreek)
    Congrats on the amazing grades

    Don't worry about the P.S.. The only important thing I'd suggest putting on there is work experience and what you learnt from it. My statement was very philosophical and largely touched upon my thoughts on political theory, and it wasn't held against me afaik. The important thing is having good "hard" evidence of how good you are - and that could be anything from doing an EPQ to independent research/reading to work experience.
    Thank you so much

    Yeah my P.S. is much more philosophical in nature however, I think I demonstrated how much outside/independent reading/study I've done I was worried about not having relevant work experience though...
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    (Original post by JohnGreek)
    Congrats on the amazing grades
    I agree with you on the high entry standards - it's similar for Greece as well (where I'm from), where they ask you for a very high end-of-year grade (usually 19,000/20,000). I honestly think that the disparity is incredibly unfair towards international students. This perhaps isn't a disparity as large as that of Cambridge, which feels comfortable giving A*AA offers for A-level candidates and 41 (7,7,6) offers to IB students, but still.

    Don't worry about the P.S.. The only important thing I'd suggest putting on there is work experience and what you learnt from it. My statement was very philosophical and largely touched upon my thoughts on political theory, and it wasn't held against me afaik. The important thing is having good "hard" evidence of how good you are - and that could be anything from doing an EPQ to independent research/reading to work experience.
    oh you're from Greece? I always thought you were British. I thought wrong. So how's things with you? Are you already at uni yet? I remember you from two years ago. Are you in your third year of uni now?
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    GCSE: A*AAABBBBBB (extenuating circumstances, had severe mental health issues)
    AS: B (German) C (Philosophy)
    A-LEVEL PREDICTED A*A*A*A (English, History, GPR, German)
    Activities: LawSoc President.
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    Sent my application in yesterday! Good luck to all of you applying c:
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    Hi everyone I have a question, I recently submitted my Law Application nearly 2 weeks ago (on Friday) I got an email acknowledging my application but I haven't received anything regarding initial assessment etc does this mean I am likely to get rejected? Thanks.
 
 
 
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