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    Over here in TSR, I see loads of people discussing LSE's paranoia with GCSE grades and A*s. I applied for Economics (L101) before the Oxbridge deadline. I have the necessary A-Level/IB grades but I never took the GCSEs.

    Rather, I was enrolled in an Indian education board called the CBSE and I got decent grades there. The thing is, these are represented as percentages and not grades. Is this detrimental to the application or would LSE interpret the percentages in the context of the qualification?
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    They'll take your qualifications in the context of your educational background. They should be equivalent of majority A*/A though for you to stand a chance.
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    (Original post by The_Libertarian)
    They'll take your qualifications in the context of your educational background. They should be equivalent of majority A*/A though for you to stand a chance.
    Well, I applied before the Oxbridge deadline and I am yet to receive any news - offer or rejection. So I assume I am a part of the "gathered field".

    I took 6 subjects (the maximum) for my GCSE equivalent qualification. 5 of them were above 90 and the 6th was 84 - totally an aggregate mark of 91%.

    Oh well, wonder how they interpret it.
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    (Original post by rohitronaldo)
    Well, I applied before the Oxbridge deadline and I am yet to receive any news - offer or rejection. So I assume I am a part of the "gathered field".

    I took 6 subjects (the maximum) for my GCSE equivalent qualification. 5 of them were above 90 and the 6th was 84 - totally an aggregate mark of 91%.

    Oh well, wonder how they interpret it.
    90% in GCSE is an A*, so perhaps it's the same in your qualifications.
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    I have spoken to many senior academics at the LSE along with similarly prestigious London universities and they all stressed the importance of a strong GCSE profile along with the sufficient grades in order to make the cut. Being Indian is not an excuse for not having the correct qualifications. Do you think that you should get special treatment because of your ethnicity? Do you believe that the LSE care if you have a valid excuse for not achieving the required grades?

    The answer; a resounding; NO!

    Political correctness has gone mad. This is like something out of Animal Farm. Newton would be spinning in his grave if he could see this farcical excuse for a country.
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    (Original post by ConservativeTruth)
    I have spoken to many senior academics at the LSE along with similarly prestigious London universities and they all stressed the importance of a strong GCSE profile along with the sufficient grades in order to make the cut. Being Indian is not an excuse for not having the correct qualifications. Do you think that you should get special treatment because of your ethnicity? Do you believe that the LSE care if you have a valid excuse for not achieving the required grades?

    The answer; a resounding; NO!

    Political correctness has gone mad. This is like something out of Animal Farm. Newton would be spinning in his grave if he could see this farcical excuse for a country.
    You're a particularly unfunny troll.
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    (Original post by ConservativeTruth)
    I have spoken to many senior academics at the LSE along with similarly prestigious London universities and they all stressed the importance of a strong GCSE profile along with the sufficient grades in order to make the cut. Being Indian is not an excuse for not having the correct qualifications. Do you think that you should get special treatment because of your ethnicity? Do you believe that the LSE care if you have a valid excuse for not achieving the required grades?

    The answer; a resounding; NO!

    Political correctness has gone mad. This is like something out of Animal Farm. Newton would be spinning in his grave if he could see this farcical excuse for a country.
    It is because of people like you that the rest of the world sometimes has a skewed perception of a country. Why can't you go troll elsewhere? Why attack my thread, when I am asking a genuine doubt?
 
 
 
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