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    (Original post by averyc)
    Hi, I'm hoping to apply for law. I got 10 A*'s at GCSE and 4 A's at AS. I'm likely to be predicted A*A*AA or A*A*A*A. My problem is my personal statement. Iv'e got no real idea what to put in it. Are there specific law books I should be reading and referring to etc.?

    For the record I'm doing an economics epq, have done work experience at a law firm, done 3 DofE's, volunteer at a political pressure charity (set up public debates etc)
    Refer to LSE LLB Admissions Criteria #3 on Personal Statement. This will be one of the most difficult essay you would have ever written.
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    (Original post by GandalfWhite)
    1751 applicants for 123 places in 2013 - one of the most competitive in LSE.
    Go check Admissions Criteria for degree in LSE site.
    Would you say AS grades matter more than Predicted?
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    (Original post by S6991)
    Would you say AS grades matter more than Predicted?
    I'm starting BSc Management in September. I wasn't taking A-levels, however to be honest I believe that Personal Statement is the crucial thing and it could make up lots of cons in your application. Therefore I would suggest that you should start working on your PS straightaway as it is the thing that counts. AAB at A-levels is not a high requirement (especially when compared to some A*AA or AAA conditions for other degrees) so the only chance for you to 'impress' the admission selectors is a brilliant PS on which, I recommend, you should spend a lot of time - I was writing mine for a few months (I guess from September to very late December). This is your only opportunity to "sell" yourself.
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    (Original post by S6991)
    Would you say AS grades matter more than Predicted?
    AS grades help to verify the accuracy of Predicted grades given that half the marks of the final A2 grades are made up by AS marks. If you have high actual AS grades then the likelihood of achieving high predicted A2 grades are higher and therefore the predicted grades are reliable. Some have high predicted grades but low AS grades. Admissions tutors will base their evaluations on the AS grades and discount predicted grades that are unlikely to be attained. Hope that makes sense.
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    They say LSE considers GCSE results. What about those from countries who don't have GCSE? Do they want to look at your midlde school grades?
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    Applying for Actuarial Science at LSE for 2015, I got 8A*s and 3As at IGCSE. Currently studying IB, have predicted 777 at HL Maths, Econ and Physics, total predicted = 42. What are my chances?
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    (Original post by InfiniteVelvet)
    Applying for Actuarial Science at LSE for 2015, I got 8A*s and 3As at IGCSE. Currently studying IB, have predicted 777 at HL Maths, Econ and Physics, total predicted = 42. What are my chances?
    A good PS will get you the offer.
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    (Original post by Arya J. Desai)
    Hi...i have just received my as level results and was thinking about applying to lse for law

    in my igcse i got 6a* 2a 1b

    maths- a*
    physics- a*
    chemistry- a*
    biology- a*
    accounts- a*
    french- a*
    english- a
    pure maths- a
    i.c.t- b

    and in my as level i got 3a 3b

    maths- a
    physics- a
    law- a
    history- b
    accounts- b
    chemistry- b

    however im going to resit accounts in january.

    So i would like to know whether i have a good chance of getting into lse. I am not very worried about extra curricular activities and sports since i have plenty of accolades in those areas

    any advice will be highly appreciated
    how can you re-sit in January? Gove got rid of January re-takes...
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    (Original post by p.formanko)
    how can you re-sit in January? Gove got rid of January re-takes...
    Edexcel international a levels, you can still resit in jan

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    Edexcel international a levels, you can still resit in jan

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    damn. lucky buggers.
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    (Original post by GandalfWhite)
    AS grades help to verify the accuracy of Predicted grades given that half the marks of the final A2 grades are made up by AS marks. If you have high actual AS grades then the likelihood of achieving high predicted A2 grades are higher and therefore the predicted grades are reliable. Some have high predicted grades but low AS grades. Admissions tutors will base their evaluations on the AS grades and discount predicted grades that are unlikely to be attained. Hope that makes sense.
    I plan to apply LSE management and Warwick business. How can I include these two in my personal statement or are they closely related enough for me to just write a general business management personal statement?


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    (Original post by Mundeeeeee)
    I plan to apply LSE management and Warwick business. How can I include these two in my personal statement or are they closely related enough for me to just write a general business management personal statement?


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    They are very closely related. Understanding management processes and acquiring / developing management skills helps one to manage businesses. Same can be said for relation between economics and management / business. So, one can write a PS that brings why you want to study economics, finance, marketing, etc which are part of both management and business courses - check out the actual core units and you will see both courses are very similar. Read the comments provided by LSE and Warwick about PS - they are extremely useful, esp the LSE ones which tell you what the Admissions Tutors are looking for. You must address the Admissions Tutors' requirements if you want to be considered for the course, otherwise, how else can they determine whether you are the one they should make an offer to.
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    Assuming you meet the subjects and grades criteria, and that you are one of the strongest applicants in your cohort, then the PS is the only thing that sets you apart. Your PS must be able to communicate to the Admissions Tutor that you know what you are letting yourself in for, and why you have chosen to study that course. You have to be more convincing than the others in your cohort to get that offer. Good luck.
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    (Original post by Arya J. Desai)
    Hi...i have just received my as level results and was thinking about applying to lse for law

    in my igcse i got 6a* 2a 1b

    maths- a*
    physics- a*
    chemistry- a*
    biology- a*
    accounts- a*
    french- a*
    english- a
    pure maths- a
    i.c.t- b

    and in my as level i got 3a 3b

    maths- a
    physics- a
    law- a
    history- b
    accounts- b
    chemistry- b

    however im going to resit accounts in january.

    So i would like to know whether i have a good chance of getting into lse. I am not very worried about extra curricular activities and sports since i have plenty of accolades in those areas

    any advice will be highly appreciated
    what about history and chemistry? are you continuing with all?
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    (Original post by xyzmaster)
    what about history and chemistry? are you continuing with all?
    NO...i am dropping chemistry and continuing with history...cuz i can easily resit chemistry and get an A since my percentage was 79.3%...i just missed an A by 2 marks
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    (Original post by Arya J. Desai)
    NO...i am dropping chemistry and continuing with history...cuz i can easily resit chemistry and get an A since my percentage was 79.3%...i just missed an A by 2 marks
    well LSE intake is normally based on 3 a2 subjects. and for law its A*AA and the A* doesn't have to be from law. so don't waste time doing something that is not needed and work on having all A*
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    (Original post by xyzmaster)
    well LSE intake is normally based on 3 a2 subjects. and for law its A*AA and the A* doesn't have to be from law. so don't waste time doing something that is not needed and work on having all A*
    in further maths i got an A ( I will resit c3 and c4 cuz my average was 88 and i can work to get an A*)
    IN physics i got 83%
    in chemistry 79.3%
    law 85%
    history 76%
    accounting 77%
    so what subjects do u suggest i should take at a2 level???
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    Going to Apply for environment and Development BSc.
    I got AAAC at AS so will hopefully stand a good chance


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    I want to apply to LSE for economics,but want to make sure it isn't a wasted application
    At GCSE I got 9A*'s, 3A's and a C in Astronomy
    At A-level I got AAAB
    87.8 in Maths (C1-93, C2-96, S1-74)
    90.3 in Biology
    79 in Chemistry (Was one away from an A, but hopefully a remark is kind to me)
    93.5 in Economics
    - The average of my 3 best subjects would be 90.5
    I'm also head boy at my school xD
    My school didn't offer further maths last year, but this year they are, and I intend on picking up AS further maths
    I've been to the Eton, UNIQ (Oxford), Cambridge, and LSE Summer Schools
    The secondary school I went to and the sixth form I currently go to are considered 'deprived' and I am also an ethnic minority.

    In light of this information, Is it worth applying to LSE for economics ?
    I really need some help and advice
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    (Original post by jayjay531)
    I want to apply to LSE for economics,but want to make sure it isn't a wasted application
    At GCSE I got 9A*'s, 3A's and a C in Astronomy
    At A-level I got AAAB
    87.8 in Maths (C1-93, C2-96, S1-74)
    90.3 in Biology
    79 in Chemistry (Was one away from an A, but hopefully a remark is kind to me)
    93.5 in Economics
    - The average of my 3 best subjects would be 90.5
    I'm also head boy at my school xD
    My school didn't offer further maths last year, but this year they are, and I intend on picking up AS further maths
    I've been to the Eton, UNIQ (Oxford), Cambridge, and LSE Summer Schools
    The secondary school I went to and the sixth form I currently go to are considered 'deprived' and I am also an ethnic minority.

    In light of this information, Is it worth applying to LSE for economics ?
    I really need some help and advice
    Short answer - Yes.

    Long answer - There is no reason you shouldn't unless you think the B is going to affect things which it won't. Maybe drop Chem and pick up AS FM. LSE or any uni for that matter don't care about your ethnicity.
 
 
 
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