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    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    Probablly best if you post in a new thread
    (I think it is going to be a long one).
    i)Sorry what subjects are you proposing applying to at each uni?
    ii)What subjects did you take to A2?
    iii)What subjects did you take to AS?
    iv)What unis did you apply to in 08/09 and what responses did you get?
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...9#post20989949
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    Heya Paul, I've just received my As level grades: Psychology (B), Economics (B), Maths (C).
    I'll be predicted AAB but realistically I think I can achieve ABB. Here are my 5 Uni choices:

    Royal Holloway
    Surrey
    Queen Mary
    City
    Brunel

    Do you reckon this is a nice set given my grades? Am I over/underapplying? I would highly appreciate any advice you can give me on the matter.

    Thank You
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    hi paulwhy, just to update and ask again where i should definitly apply this is my final time! this time with AS results and proper A2 predictins that will be sent off

    so:

    GCSEs: 6A* 5A
    AS: AAAAA maths economics geography physics further maths
    A2: predicted A*A*A*, maths economics geography and further maths is only one not confirmed but an A or B maybe

    so what are the categories of uni i should go for (according to taelt) ?

    thanks
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    (Original post by neomilan)
    hi paulwhy, just to update and ask again where i should definitly apply this is my final time! this time with AS results and proper A2 predictins that will be sent off

    so:

    GCSEs: 6A* 5A
    AS: AAAAA maths economics geography physics further maths
    A2: predicted A*A*A*, maths economics geography and further maths is only one not confirmed but an A or B maybe

    so what are the categories of uni i should go for (according to taelt) ?

    thanks

    Congrats and WOW for the predicted score. I think with good PS and reference -you could apply to any UNIVs. Although you have 6* at GCSE - 3A* predicted should easily compansate for them. I would go for 3 any top ones and 2 maybe the second tier ones just as insurance.
    good luck
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    (Original post by neomilan)
    hi paulwhy, just to update and ask again where i should definitly apply this is my final time! this time with AS results and proper A2 predictins that will be sent off

    so:

    GCSEs: 6A* 5A
    AS: AAAAA maths economics geography physics further maths
    A2: predicted A*A*A*, maths economics geography and further maths is only one not confirmed but an A or B maybe

    so what are the categories of uni i should go for (according to taelt) ?

    thanks
    4 in the TAELT top 11
    1 outside as a safety.
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    (Original post by rnshan)
    Congrats and WOW for the predicted score. I think with good PS and reference -you could apply to any UNIVs. Although you have 6* at GCSE - 3A* predicted should easily compansate for them. I would go for 3 any top ones and 2 maybe the second tier ones just as insurance.
    good luck
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    4 in the TAELT top 11
    1 outside as a safety.

    thank you
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    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    4 in the TAELT top 11
    1 outside as a safety.
    You should bind some button for this message
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    Hey Paul.

    GCSE: 9A*'s
    AS: 4A's (Maths, Econ, History, Physics) + Further Maths AS in year 13.
    A2: Not had predictions yet, but probably A*AA or something (Maths, Econ, History).

    Choices: Cambridge, Warwick, Nottingham, Birmingham

    Just asking, with these grades where abouts in the TAELT should my 5th uni choice be?

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by Greg.)
    Hey Paul.

    GCSE: 9A*'s
    AS: 4A's (Maths, Econ, History, Physics) + Further Maths AS in year 13.
    A2: Not had predictions yet, but probably A*AA or something (Maths, Econ, History).

    Choices: Cambridge, Warwick, Nottingham, Birmingham

    Just asking, with these grades where abouts in the TAELT should my 5th uni choice be?

    Thanks.
    One of the top 11.
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    Paul, will high predicted grades mean an inflated offer or just a greater chance of an offer in the first place? I ask because I am predicted A* in Maths, A*/A in Economics and will probably get an A in Physics.
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    (Original post by NAJC)
    Paul, will high predicted grades mean an inflated offer or just a greater chance of an offer in the first place? I ask because I am predicted A* in Maths, A*/A in Economics and will probably get an A in Physics.
    Higher grades will not lead to higher offers.
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    Ihave got 5 A* in IGCSE, 3 A, a B and a C. I am interested in studying Economics further. I am expected to get in IB
    Maths HL 6
    Eco HL 6
    Chem HL 6
    Phy SL 7
    French SL 6
    Eng SL 5
    Can you please suggest which are the most suitable universities for me? Thank you.
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    (Original post by SooSee)
    Ihave got 5 A* in IGCSE, 3 A, a B and a C. I am interested in studying Economics further. I am expected to get in IB
    Maths HL 6
    Eco HL 6
    Chem HL 6
    Phy SL 7
    French SL 6
    Eng SL 5
    Can you please suggest which are the most suitable universities for me? Thank you.
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    I don't know: I have not looked at IB offers for 2010.
    Sorry.
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    Hi, sorry but I've got another one of those econ uni thread.
    I just want some advice from people, I don't know if I'm aiming too high for my choices.

    GCSE's: 6 A*, 5A's
    AS: AAAA in maths, chemistry, spanish and economics
    A2: maths, economics and spanish (predicted A*A*A - realistically think I'll get A*AA)

    I'm hoping to apply to
    Cambridge
    Warwick
    Nottingham

    then I can't decide which 2 out of LSE, UCL, Bath, B'ham and Exeter. Both Exeter and Bath are AAA/AAB and b'ham is AAB. I'm not sure if i should apply to one of those and either LSE/UCL. I don't think my GCSE's are 'good enough' for LSE and I am bit worried just in case I don't get an A* in maths (which UCL want).

    any advice will be appreciated, thanks
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    i got same GCSE's
    and i have 4 good A levels like yours

    why no further maths?

    cambridge warwick nottingham are hard enough, so go one lower and then have birmingham has a backup, that is what im doing
    im maybe likely applying to
    lse
    ucl
    nottingham
    birmingham

    no idea what my 4th choice is just yet

    take 4 A2 levels, seriously.

    im worried about applying to LSE aswell, because my 6A*5A at GCSE could let me down
    but im going to take the risk and hope my personal statement is amazing and my A*A*A*A prediction and further maths helpes me out

    good luck
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    (Original post by rajchahal18)
    Hi, sorry but I've got another one of those econ uni thread.
    I just want some advice from people, I don't know if I'm aiming too high for my choices.

    GCSE's: 6 A*, 5A's
    AS: AAAA in maths, chemistry, spanish and economics
    A2: maths, economics and spanish (predicted A*A*A - realistically think I'll get A*AA)

    I'm hoping to apply to
    Cambridge
    Warwick
    Nottingham

    then I can't decide which 2 out of LSE, UCL, Bath, B'ham and Exeter. Both Exeter and Bath are AAA/AAB and b'ham is AAB. I'm not sure if i should apply to one of those and either LSE/UCL. I don't think my GCSE's are 'good enough' for LSE and I am bit worried just in case I don't get an A* in maths (which UCL want).

    any advice will be appreciated, thanks
    Go for one of UCL or LSE and another Bath / B'ham
    Try doing AS in FM to improve your chances with top ones.
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    (Original post by rnshan)
    Go for one of UCL or LSE and another Bath / B'ham
    Try doing AS in FM to improve your chances with top ones.
    This sounds like sound advice
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    (Original post by rnshan)
    Go for one of UCL or LSE and another Bath / B'ham
    Try doing AS in FM to improve your chances with top ones.
    Good advice. I'd go for these universities personally:

    - Cambridge
    - UCL (low GCSEs according to LSE)
    - Warwick
    - Nottingham
    - Birmingham

    If you don't fancy your chances with one of UCL/Warwick/Nottingham, then apply to somewhere like Bath/Durham/York etc. But you're certainly good enough for three of the top 6.
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    (Original post by rajchahal18)
    Hi, sorry but I've got another one of those econ uni thread.
    I just want some advice from people, I don't know if I'm aiming too high for my choices.

    GCSE's: 6 A*, 5A's
    AS: AAAA in maths, chemistry, spanish and economics
    A2: maths, economics and spanish (predicted A*A*A - realistically think I'll get A*AA)

    I'm hoping to apply to
    Cambridge
    Warwick
    Nottingham

    then I can't decide which 2 out of LSE, UCL, Bath, B'ham and Exeter. Both Exeter and Bath are AAA/AAB and b'ham is AAB. I'm not sure if i should apply to one of those and either LSE/UCL. I don't think my GCSE's are 'good enough' for LSE and I am bit worried just in case I don't get an A* in maths (which UCL want).

    any advice will be appreciated, thanks
    Why are you dropping Chemistry?
    Is your school academically weak?
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    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    Why are you dropping Chemistry?
    Is your school academically weak?
    No, it's a pretty good school. I've dropped it because I didn't like it that much at AS, and I'd rather concentrate on getting those A* predictions that 4 A levels.
    Thnaks for the advice so far though
 
 
 
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