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    (Original post by arminb)
    ABBB at AS and A*A*AA predictions
    , I can't believe I got in
    Are you retaking any of AS units?

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    [QUOTE=thunguyen168;47475211]Are you retaking any of AS units?

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    (Original post by arminb)
    ABBB at AS and A*A*AA predictions
    , I can't believe I got in
    Fair enough! I think its all down to the personal statement,
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    (Original post by thunguyen168)
    Are you retaking any of AS units?

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    no my Bs were all 79% so I decided to just stick to my A2 units.
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    (Original post by arminb)
    ABBB at AS and A*A*AA predictions
    , I can't believe I got in
    Lol i got similar grades to u AABB but dropped physics to do AS further maths which is part of my requirements
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    Hi everyone. I'm doing my AS exams currently and looking to apply to LSE for Econ and Maths but I was wondering if they will take GCSE grades into account...? I've been told they do but mine weren't all that. So I thought if I get all A's this year if LSE will care


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    Fair enough! I think its all down to the personal statement,
    Yeah I know people that have all a's at AS and all A* predictions and didn't get in due to their personal statement. Its ridiculous but what exactly do you have to write to be considered?


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    (Original post by Thevasil)
    Yeah I know people that have all a's at AS and all A* predictions and didn't get in due to their personal statement. Its ridiculous but what exactly do you have to write to be considered?


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    Mine was rubbish really, I just tried to give the impression that I had a very liberal mindset, LSE is quite a socialist place so I think thats the kind of stuff they buy into.
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    (Original post by combes)
    Mine was rubbish really, I just tried to give the impression that I had a very liberal mindset, LSE is quite a socialist place so I think thats the kind of stuff they buy into.
    Same. I just trashed New Labour and Anthony Giddens (former director of the uni!) in my PS and they obviously didn't mind!
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    What accommodation have you guys applied for; and have you heard back?

    My first choice is Bankside!
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    (Original post by JoshHardman)
    What accommodation have you guys applied for; and have you heard back?

    My first choice is Bankside!
    Applied Rosebery on Apr 26th
    Got Rosebery May 13th
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    (Original post by StretfordEnd)
    Same. I just trashed New Labour and Anthony Giddens (former director of the uni!) in my PS and they obviously didn't mind!
    Really? Haha I also took a similar tactic, I discussed George Bernard Shaw (LSE cofounder) and talked about how intrigued I am by his ideas etc!
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    Applied Rosebery on Apr 26th
    Got Rosebery May 13th

    I got accepted by Rosebery on Tuesday as well.. Guess Ill see you in September
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    (Original post by Thevasil)
    Hi everyone. I'm doing my AS exams currently and looking to apply to LSE for Econ and Maths but I was wondering if they will take GCSE grades into account...? I've been told they do but mine weren't all that. So I thought if I get all A's this year if LSE will care
    Ohai, good to see you considering the best institution :3. Firstly a disclaimer- im just an offer holder (for the same subject, no less!) doing my A2s, so ive only heard generalised opinions of what gets you into LSE, from open days, forums, etc etc.

    But that being said, i think there are major areas that LSE looks at very favourably. One, im sorry to break to you, is GCSEs. A supremely intelligent guy in my school also applied to LSE, and was rejected very early on. He had a handful fewer A*s than i did (for reference, i had 11), and our personal statements were comparable. He went for a different course to me..... take that as you will. But remember- If you got 5A*s from your institution, and the next person got 3 and fewer-- that demonstrates that under the circumstances of your education you achieved the most you could.

    Secondly, personal statement is a huge factor. Whilst this is me speculating, i have read posts that imply that a smashing personal statement will be well received by the admissions tutors. Have you always been really inspired by maths and economics as individual subjects? Convince them of that. I waffled on about "always reading copies of the economist i could lay my hands on" and "listened to the world service" etc etc. Paying to go to world class economics lectures isnt the point. What have you done in your own way to show your unique dedication.

    Thirdly ofc, go for dem AS levels. Like all unis, LSE wants to see you flourish in these as proof of your work ethic flowing on from that of GCSEs.

    Lastly, do NOT take any of what i said as discouragement to make it one of your choices. I saved up to be able to go to just one open day july of last year- it blew my mind. If you know you really want this, you won't regret chasing it. ;3
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    (Original post by Burgoyne)
    Ohai, good to see you considering the best institution :3. Firstly a disclaimer- im just an offer holder (for the same subject, no less!) doing my A2s, so ive only heard generalised opinions of what gets you into LSE, from open days, forums, etc etc.
    Meh, fairly certain GCSEs and even grades aren't that important, or at least, good ones aren't a sure ticket in. I was rejected first time, and I had 10 A*s at GCSE, 6As at AS, and an A* in Maths.

    Fairly certain it's making sure that your personal statement is written in the way they specify on the website - every bit of your personal statement should be completely relevant to the LSE course you are applying for, amongst other things.
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    (Original post by Caecilius)
    Meh, fairly certain GCSEs and even grades aren't that important, or at least, good ones aren't a sure ticket in. I was rejected first time, and I had 10 A*s at GCSE, 6As at AS, and an A* in Maths.

    Fairly certain it's making sure that your personal statement is written in the way they specify on the website - every bit of your personal statement should be completely relevant to the LSE course you are applying for, amongst other things.
    quote thevasil into this too. cheers
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    (Original post by Thevasil)
    Hi everyone. I'm doing my AS exams currently and looking to apply to LSE for Econ and Maths but I was wondering if they will take GCSE grades into account...? I've been told they do but mine weren't all that. So I thought if I get all A's this year if LSE will care

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    I got an offer from the LSE this year with 2As 1B and 1 C.

    At GCSE.

    Granted I'm a mature student (at 23) but even so I'm re-sitting my Maths GCSE and they're only requesting a B from me. My course is Govt, but even so all the economics modules will be open to me as my outside choices and there's still mathematical elements of the course (and LSE100 ofc).

    LSE entry is definitely about the personal statements over the grades in my own experience.
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    (Original post by Burgoyne)
    Ohai, good to see you considering the best institution :3. Firstly a disclaimer- im just an offer holder (for the same subject, no less!) doing my A2s, so ive only heard generalised opinions of what gets you into LSE, from open days, forums, etc etc.

    But that being said, i think there are major areas that LSE looks at very favourably. One, im sorry to break to you, is GCSEs. A supremely intelligent guy in my school also applied to LSE, and was rejected very early on. He had a handful fewer A*s than i did (for reference, i had 11), and our personal statements were comparable. He went for a different course to me..... take that as you will. But remember- If you got 5A*s from your institution, and the next person got 3 and fewer-- that demonstrates that under the circumstances of your education you achieved the most you could.

    Secondly, personal statement is a huge factor. Whilst this is me speculating, i have read posts that imply that a smashing personal statement will be well received by the admissions tutors. Have you always been really inspired by maths and economics as individual subjects? Convince them of that. I waffled on about "always reading copies of the economist i could lay my hands on" and "listened to the world service" etc etc. Paying to go to world class economics lectures isnt the point. What have you done in your own way to show your unique dedication.

    Thirdly ofc, go for dem AS levels. Like all unis, LSE wants to see you flourish in these as proof of your work ethic flowing on from that of GCSEs.

    Lastly, do NOT take any of what i said as discouragement to make it one of your choices. I saved up to be able to go to just one open day july of last year- it blew my mind. If you know you really want this, you won't regret chasing it. ;3
    Thanks for replying. I was wondering what they offered you for maths and Econ? It it the standard A*AA? And do you think it will make a difference what school I went to as mine was pretty bad. I've heard some unis take that into account but don't know if it's true. Also do you think having high predicted a level grades such as A*A*A and then only achieving A*AA will still let me in? Thank again


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    (Original post by Caecilius)
    Meh, fairly certain GCSEs and even grades aren't that important, or at least, good ones aren't a sure ticket in. I was rejected first time, and I had 10 A*s at GCSE, 6As at AS, and an A* in Maths.

    Fairly certain it's making sure that your personal statement is written in the way they specify on the website - every bit of your personal statement should be completely relevant to the LSE course you are applying for, amongst other things.
    Did they say why they rejected you? If they reject you once and you apply again do they treat you any differently? Such as giving you a higher priority or something?


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