Londoner9211
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Hi

I am currently thinking about applying to the following universities:
Surrey
Birmingham
Manchester
Essex
Sussex
Southampton
Edinburgh
Queen Mary
Bristol (high choice)

I currently study Maths, Economics and Business, got BAA in AS. Predicted AAA. My economics and business teachers say I should be getting A* in both.
GCSE's 4A 2B 2C (Maths A, English C)

Can you give me hints on whether they are too high?

Currently attending LSE CHOICE Economics and SMF business and Finance.

Thanks in Advance
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Don't think you have any chance with Bristol (and maybe Edinburgh) to be honest
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I want to do pure Economics, yes some universities encourage students to avoid combination of both business and economics.
However I personally enjoy both of them. Did both GCSE too.
Perhaps economics and finance would be a better choice.
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Does he really stand no chance with Bristol? I was going put that as my top choice but know im not going to end up with any A*'s and at best three 3A's. Hmm, maybe i should reconsider...
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Well he only seems to have 8 GCSEs which aren't amazing grades, has average AS results and the business studies/economics combination is usually a problem I think. (no offense, good predictions though)

I think there were about 40 applicants to every place there last year :/
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(Original post by rev_pain)
Well he only seems to have 8 GCSEs which aren't amazing grades, has average AS results and the business studies/economics combination is usually a problem I think. (no offense, good predictions though)

I think there were about 40 applicants to every place there last year :/
Will birmingham and manchester have a problem with this?
P.S I have a special circumstance for my GCSE results, so it may help a little.
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Will birmingham and manchester have a problem with this?
P.S I have a special circumstance for my GCSE results, so it may help a little.
I don't know much about birmingham or manchester except that they're easier to get into but are still good (and competitive) for economics. I think you still have a chance though, as long as you have a good ps which shows a 'passion' for economics etc. because if you just applied to lower down unis and ended up getting offers from all of them you'd be pissed off that you didn't gamble with a higher up (in league tables) one.

You could email I suppose and ask if they prefer applicants not to have economics and business as 2 of 3 A levels.
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