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    (Original post by Dilzo999)
    Don't be so sure, my friend went to the open day and they said to that "If you have AAB at AS that meet the subject criteria and also have correctly predicted grades then you'll most likely get an offer" This was for Maths though I doubt its much different from Economics.
    FYI I got AAAAA (average 95% UMS) at AS level and was predicted A*A*A*A*A* but still got rejected from Warwick for Economics
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    (Original post by CD315)
    This is only for the maths department - they give almost all applicants an offer.

    The economics and the statistics department are much more strict - they don't have STEP to filter out applicants.
    So if there is a STEP requirement you're most likely to get an offer? The course I'm applying to is MORSE and they need a 2 in STEP.
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    (Original post by Dilzo999)
    So if there is a STEP requirement you're most likely to get an offer? The course I'm applying to is MORSE and they need a 2 in STEP.
    Yes, as you're more likely to miss it. However, MORSE have the alternative offer of A*AA don't they? It's still a lot harder to get an offer than it is for maths, then economics is even harder than that.
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    (Original post by Dilzo999)
    Which uni did you want it to be? I'm pretty sure that judging by your results you should get in as your results are decent and better than most as well as your GCSE's are better than mine XD. I'm applying for MORSE so yeah it is probably different.
    haha i wanted it to be Warwick , but for Economics too

    ah well yeah think i should be alright although who knows....
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    (Original post by amg_22)
    FYI I got AAAAA (average 95% UMS) at AS level and was predicted A*A*A*A*A* but still got rejected from Warwick for Economics
    I thought you dropped History after AS?
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    (Original post by amg_22)
    FYI I got AAAAA (average 95% UMS) at AS level and was predicted A*A*A*A*A* but still got rejected from Warwick for Economics
    Lol maybe your grades were too high? I've also read that universities don't like "Oxbridge applicants" as they're a waste of time.
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    (Original post by A193)
    These are the Grades I have received:

    AS Maths (A)
    A2 Maths (A*)
    AS Economics (A)
    AS History (A)

    AS Further Maths (Predicted A)
    A2 Economics (Predicted A)
    A2 History (Predicted A*/A)

    I have chosen to apply at these unis/and choices

    LSE: Economics (L101)
    Royal Holloway Economics (L101)
    UCL: Economics (L100)
    LSE: Economics with Economic History (L1V3)
    Royal Holloway: Economics and Mathematics (LG11)


    Since LSE/UCL want an A* in Maths, and Royal Holloway tend to want a A/B - how likely am I to get an unconditional offer (BTW, I have finished my A-Level Maths, with a definite A* in the bag???)

    Also, for AS Economics I scored these UMS
    AQA AS Economics
    ECON1: 83/100
    ECON2: 80/100

    Wanting to achieve an A, do you think I should retake ECON2, since I'm only hanging by a thread on the A, and A2 Economics is significantly harder.
    Ii thought I did well in ECON2, but unfortunately the grade boundaries were higher than usual.
    Hi, I am a LSE applicant for Econ as well.
    I am just curious about the reasons why do you choose 2 courses at LSE.
    I wanted to apply for 2 courses at LSE,but when I talked to my friends,
    they say that might disadvantage me in the application process.
    What do you think? Will it disadvantage or advantage?
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    (Original post by Dilzo999)
    Lol maybe your grades were too high? I've also read that universities don't like "Oxbridge applicants" as they're a waste of time.
    While that seems the most logical reason, a fair amount of people with all A* predictions get rejected from Oxbridge and LSE and end up accepting Warwick. I think the reason was for my GCSEs
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    (Original post by amg_22)
    While that seems the most logical reason, a fair amount of people with all A* predictions get rejected from Oxbridge and LSE and end up excepting Warwick. I think the reason was for my GCSEs
    You might just be over qualified.
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    (Original post by lostesp)
    You might just be over qualified.
    Strongly disagree with this


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    (Original post by amg_22)
    While that seems the most logical reason, a fair amount of people with all A* predictions get rejected from Oxbridge and LSE and end up excepting Warwick. I think the reason was for my GCSEs
    pretty sure i remember you saying you got like 6A*'s or something like that - so if that was the reason theeeeeennnnnn im truly ****ed

    although i don't understand why you got rejected , someone i know got 5A*'s and AAAA managed to get in :confused:
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    (Original post by amg_22)
    While that seems the most logical reason, a fair amount of people with all A* predictions get rejected from Oxbridge and LSE and end up excepting Warwick. I think the reason was for my GCSEs
    That's outrageous!
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    got 6A* 4A and a B (in PE) at GCSE and am taking maths, further, economics and history AS now in year 12. can anyone tell me the AS grades i would need as i want to apply to oxford/cambridge, UCL and LSE.
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    (Original post by Millerman)
    got 6A* 4A and a B (in PE) at GCSE and am taking maths, further, economics and history AS now in year 12. can anyone tell me the AS grades i would need as i want to apply to oxford/cambridge, UCL and LSE.
    As high as you can? Seeming economics is ridiculously competitive at Oxford, likewise for the others
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    (Original post by lostesp)
    Hi, I am a LSE applicant for Econ as well.
    I am just curious about the reasons why do you choose 2 courses at LSE.
    I wanted to apply for 2 courses at LSE,but when I talked to my friends,
    they say that might disadvantage me in the application process.
    What do you think? Will it disadvantage or advantage?
    Did your friends say why it is a disadvantage? I'm choosing LSE Economics as my first choice (A*AA), and also Economics WITH Economic History as a back up (4th out of my 5 options), as the entry requirements are AAB, therefore A*BB in my case
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    (Original post by A193)
    Did your friends say why it is a disadvantage? I'm choosing LSE Economics as my first choice (A*AA), and also Economics WITH Economic History as a back up (4th out of my 5 options), as the entry requirements are AAB, therefore A*BB in my case
    I hope you have quite a lot of history content in your PS, and not picking E+EH just for the sake of lower applications + requirements. Your just asking for an instant rejection otherwise.
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    (Original post by Jkizer)
    I hope you have quite a lot of history content in your PS, and not picking E+EH just for the sake of lower applications + requirements. Your just asking for an instant rejection otherwise.
    Ii mentioned this book about Economic History, and a lot about my AS History, and as I'm predicted either A*/A for History, yes pickign E with EH, is legit, but pure Economics is my first and ultimate choice.
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    (Original post by Millerman)
    got 6A* 4A and a B (in PE) at GCSE and am taking maths, further, economics and history AS now in year 12. can anyone tell me the AS grades i would need as i want to apply to oxford/cambridge, UCL and LSE.
    Probably all A's to be honest

    Edit: Just try your best - I tried really hard at AS, I got A's B's and C's, I used to ask around on TSR about big unis like Cambridge before I got my results (I thought I was going to get A's and B's tbh) but then it turned out I wasnt good enough. Just forget unis until you get your results, because you're probably wasting your time
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    (Original post by Jkizer)
    How much detail do you think you should go into talking about your conclusion/research ?
    My conclusion was just 'I concluded blah blah based on x,y,z'
    My research was more 'I read x,y,z agreed with x because blah, disagreed with y, unsure about z' that kind of thing.
    In total it was perhaps 3 lines, maybe 4
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    (Original post by A193)
    Did your friends say why it is a disadvantage? I'm choosing LSE Economics as my first choice (A*AA), and also Economics WITH Economic History as a back up (4th out of my 5 options), as the entry requirements are AAB, therefore A*BB in my case
    Yep,
    1st knew a guy applied to LSE last year for two course under the same department, government policy or sth like that, got both courses rej in Dec.

    2nd LSE would say that you were unsure about ur choice.
    ( Adding another choice may let LSE think you really want to go to LSE,
    but it show that u r not confident enough.)
 
 
 
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