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    (Original post by jchap9776)
    Thanks! Ah nice, I'm applying to Jesus and I think my ums not including further maths is average of 97.1 I think, not 100% sure :P
    Oh I was going for Jesus before but I changed my mind
    That is strong! best of luck in your application, hopefully we both get in:awesome:
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    (Original post by sr-96)
    Yes but only if your applying for straight econ

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    My percentages are- physics: 92%
    Maths: 90%
    Economics: 100%
    Chemistry: 87%
    Do you think I'll get an offer if I have a good personal statement?(predicted all A*s)
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    (Original post by mmccann)
    My percentages are- physics: 92%
    Maths: 90%
    Economics: 100%
    Chemistry: 87%
    Do you think I'll get an offer if I have a good personal statement?(predicted all A*s)
    Your scores are pretty good, maths and econ are 90+ which is good are u doing fm this year? Id take fm to atleast AS as they prefer applicants to have that. What are your GCSES like? Make sure your persinal statement is up to scratch. Go on lses website and look at their preliminary reading list. Read a book or two and critique them in your ps. They seem to like that too Have you got any extra curriculars?

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    Your scores are pretty good, maths and econ are 90+ which is good are u doing fm this year? Id take fm to atleast AS as they prefer applicants to have that. What are your GCSES like? Make sure your persinal statement is up to scratch. Go on lses website and look at their preliminary reading list. Read a book or two and critique them in your ps. They seem to like that too Have you got any extra curriculars?

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    My school doesn't offer further maths so no unfortunately. At GCSE I got 7 A*'s and 4 A's. I have read a few books also on the subject. I have got lots of extra curriculars but not related to economics sadly! I will probably apply to ucl, Durham and Cambridge as well.
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    (Original post by mmccann)
    My school doesn't offer further maths so no unfortunately. At GCSE I got 7 A*'s and 4 A's. I have read a few books also on the subject. I have got lots of extra curriculars but not related to economics sadly! I will probably apply to ucl, Durham and Cambridge as well.
    Oh if your school doesn't offer it thats perfectly ok have you thought about self teaching as fm? Your GCSES are great
    I know Cambridge focus on academic performance alot more than extra curriculars but they do like to see super curriculars so wider reading sounds good.
    Id say give lse a shot too!

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    (Original post by sr-96)
    Oh if your school doesn't offer it thats perfectly ok have you thought about self teaching as fm? Your GCSES are great
    I know Cambridge focus on academic performance alot more than extra curriculars but they do like to see super curriculars so wider reading sounds good.
    Id say give lse a shot too!

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    I'm not too fussed on the idea of doing 4 A2's and picking up another AS. I should have did it last year! Cambridge is definitely my dream though
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    (Original post by mmccann)
    I'm not too fussed on the idea of doing 4 A2's and picking up another AS. I should have did it last year! Cambridge is definitely my dream though
    Im doing exactly that which is why I wish I did it last year too same here, what college are you applying to?

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    (Original post by sr-96)
    Oh I was going for Jesus before but I changed my mind
    That is strong! best of luck in your application, hopefully we both get in:awesome:
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    Yeah best of luck to you too!!
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    (Original post by sr-96)
    Im doing exactly that which is why I wish I did it last year too same here, what college are you applying to?

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    I'm not totally sure but I've narrowed it down to Sidney Sussex or Pembroke. What one are you applying to?
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    (Original post by mmccann)
    I'm not totally sure but I've narrowed it down to Sidney Sussex or Pembroke. What one are you applying to?
    Id say Pembroke!:yes: and fitz applicant here!

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    Will employees at top banking/consultancy firms prefer people with a economics degree, management degree or not mind????
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    (Original post by kurofune)
    I'm actually done. Only thing I got left is spellcheck. I'm also applying to Oxford, UCL, Edinburgh, and KCL.
    ah fair, what you applying for at UCL/kings?
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    (Original post by Millerman)
    Will employees at top banking/consultancy firms prefer people with a economics degree, management degree or not mind????
    its more about the prestige of the uni but u cant go wrong with econ for banking
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    (Original post by jchap9776)
    its more about the prestige of the uni but u cant go wrong with econ for banking
    I know but what about Management at LSE and UCL; even though there are economics modules in these degrees??
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    Just to say to everyone my gcse's were 1A* 3A 5B and as grades were ACDD, and i got an offer, eventually achieving A*AB at a2 (needed AAB). So dont be put off applying if your grades were like mine you never know.
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    (Original post by C7jnr)
    Just to say to everyone my gcse's were 1A* 3A 5B and as grades were ACDD, and i got an offer, eventually achieving A*AB at a2 (needed AAB). So dont be put off applying if your grades were like mine you never know.
    Congratulations! What did you apply for?


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    (Original post by Millerman)
    I know but what about Management at LSE and UCL; even though there are economics modules in these degrees??
    Economics degree has depth.
    Management degree has breadth.

    UCL is more management science (engineering faculty) whilst LSE Management degree is more social science.
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    (Original post by buyersremorse)
    ah fair, what you applying for at UCL/kings?
    PPE.
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    (Original post by C7jnr)
    Just to say to everyone my gcse's were 1A* 3A 5B and as grades were ACDD, and i got an offer, eventually achieving A*AB at a2 (needed AAB). So dont be put off applying if your grades were like mine you never know.
    Wow. Well done. Jumping 2 grades require compensating by at least 20% in A2 papers right? Won't you need perfect 100 to get from C to A with a borderline 59.9 C? How did you do it?
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    (Original post by mmccann)
    My school doesn't offer further maths so no unfortunately. At GCSE I got 7 A*'s and 4 A's. I have read a few books also on the subject. I have got lots of extra curriculars but not related to economics sadly! I will probably apply to ucl, Durham and Cambridge as well.
    If you had got higher UMS at maths, it wouldn't be as much of a problem but you only (still good haha) got 90%.
    By Cambridge Economics standards this is low, especially as you can't do further maths. (Also for LSE perhaps)

    Cambridge/LSE would definitely want to see that you are capable of a higher level of maths, in some shape or form!
    I would definitely recommend either begging your school to help you do AS further maths or self teaching some modules/AS further maths. It would look pretty good if you were to say that you were self teaching/learning maybe 2 or 3 modules from s2/s3/fp1/fp2/fp3 etc.
 
 
 
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