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    (Original post by expopyro)
    I heard that Bristol are GCSE nazis, anyone know if this is true?

    Also i personally don't see the point in applying to top unis for 4 places and then a ABB or AAB university for an insurance, i'd rather get rejected and try again next year than go to university that wasn't really that good. (Thats why I'm really hoping the Nottingham offer stays at AAA)
    Nottingham standard offer is increasing to A*AA

    Called them a week or so ago and they confirmed it.
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    (Original post by Confused101)
    Nottingham standard offer is increasing to A*AA

    Called them a week or so ago and they confirmed it.
    Ohh I was still holding out for them to be AAA.
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    (Original post by Confused101)
    Nottingham standard offer is increasing to A*AA

    Called them a week or so ago and they confirmed it.
    :eek: are you serious?!

    edit - does anyone know whether BA is less competitive to BSc?
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    Applying for Economics BSC at Bristol, Warwick, UCL, Nottingham(not trent), Birmingham(the good one). Got 4A*s 4As 2Bs at GCSE, and at A Level-
    Math A (should be predicted A*)
    Further Math A
    Chemistry A
    Economics B(close to A/should be predicted A)
    Physics B(dropped)
    Do i have a good chance to get into these unis?
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    (Original post by amar_duhra)
    Applying for Economics BSC at Bristol, Warwick, UCL, Nottingham(not trent), Birmingham(the good one). Got 4A*s 4As 2Bs at GCSE, and at A Level-
    Math A (should be predicted A*)
    Further Math A
    Chemistry A
    Economics B(close to A/should be predicted A)
    Physics B(dropped)
    Do i have a good chance to get into these unis?
    Yes for Birmingham, maybe less so for the other 4 (particularly Warwick and UCL)
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    Yes for Birmingham, maybe less so for the other 4 (particularly Warwick and UCL)
    I expect an offer from Birmingham, but I thought surely Nottingham would give me an offer, it does depend on personal statement aswell, but are any of these universities afficiated on GCSE scores? I know UCL aren't too bothered as i spoke with them at the open day, but the people there are known to lie....
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    (Original post by myyout)
    :eek: are you serious?!
    Yup, ridiculous isn't it? Nottingham are getting a bit too snobby nowadays...I mean they're a great uni for Economics, but they're not THAT great (i.e. they can't compete with the top 5).
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    (Original post by Confused101)
    Nottingham standard offer is increasing to A*AA

    Called them a week or so ago and they confirmed it.
    Really? :sly: I'll be going to the open day in a week or so, they'll probably confirm that in the economics talk- I'll update you guys if they do!
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    If AAA=AABB (if you have 4 A-levels)
    what will A*AA translate to? AAAA?
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    (Original post by amar_duhra)
    I expect an offer from Birmingham, but I thought surely Nottingham would give me an offer, it does depend on personal statement aswell, but are any of these universities afficiated on GCSE scores? I know UCL aren't too bothered as i spoke with them at the open day, but the people there are known to lie....
    Well although your profile is good it's not outstanding. Only 4 A*s at GCSE and two Bs at AS. You still have a good chance but it definitely isn't guaranteed.
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    (Original post by -Illmatic-)
    If AAA=AABB (if you have 4 A-levels)
    what will A*AA translate to? AAAA?
    Ask them at the open day
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    Well although your profile is good it's not outstanding. Only 4 A*s at GCSE and two Bs at AS. You still have a good chance but it definitely isn't guaranteed.
    Yeh, my bad i miss read the first post and thought you slated me haha, but no one has really got there place guaranteed, btw what are you applying for and which unis?
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    on the nottingham website it says,
    "News of changes to entry requirements, if any, will be posted on this website on Tuesday 6 September."
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    (Original post by amar_duhra)
    Yeh, my bad i miss read the first post and thought you slated me haha, but no one has really got there place guaranteed, btw what are you applying for and which unis?
    Economics and Cambridge, UCL, Warwick, Bath and one other (maybe LSE, Durham or Nottingham)
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    (Original post by freakonomist)
    The best thing is that I don't have any connections, I actually 'won' it at an essay competition. However, I don't think the tutors will see it as a relevant work experience for econ
    I would focus on other things in your PS. But if you have space left, you should mention it. They won't really care but it can't do you any harm either.
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    Which uni's are asking for UMS scores?
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    (Original post by wachno)
    Which uni's are asking for UMS scores?
    Cambridge and UCL. We're not sure about LSE.
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    (Original post by Tateco)
    Cambridge and UCL. We're not sure about LSE.

    (Original post by nightmare91)
    I would focus on other things in your PS. But if you have space left, you should mention it. They won't really care but it can't do you any harm either.

    (Original post by amar_duhra)
    Yeh, my bad i miss read the first post and thought you slated me haha, but no one has really got there place guaranteed, btw what are you applying for and which unis?

    (Original post by -Illmatic-)
    If AAA=AABB (if you have 4 A-levels)
    what will A*AA translate to? AAAA?
    Hey guys, just got a query concerning someone I know.

    Basically he's got 10 A*'s and 1 A at GCSE, and got 4 A's at AS-Level, and he wants to apply for Economics.

    The problem is that he only averaged 85% in Maths, and he probably won't be predicted an A* in it (he got 95% in Econ, 98% in Geog and 94% in Chemistry - he'll probs drop Chem).

    So far he's looking at uni's such as Bristol, Exeter, Nottingham, Bath and Birmingham. But I really think he is top 5 uni material - the only problem is his Maths which he's not too good in (well I say not too good, but he did get an A in it). Out of Warwick, LSE and UCL (pretty sure he doesn't want to go to Oxbridge) which d'ya think he should go for? I was thinking maybe Warwick...

    Hopefully you might have a better idea about this because you're the ones who will be applying to these uni's too.

    Cheers in advance
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    (Original post by Cabine Sono Qui)
    Hey guys, just got a query concerning someone I know.

    Basically he's got 10 A*'s and 1 A at GCSE, and got 4 A's at AS-Level, and he wants to apply for Economics.

    The problem is that he only averaged 85% in Maths, and he probably won't be predicted an A* in it (he got 95% in Econ, 98% in Geog and 94% in Chemistry - he'll probs drop Chem).

    So far he's looking at uni's such as Bristol, Exeter, Nottingham, Bath and Birmingham. But I really think he is top 5 uni material - the only problem is his Maths which he's not too good in (well I say not too good, but he did get an A in it). Out of Warwick, LSE and UCL (pretty sure he doesn't want to go to Oxbridge) which d'ya think he should go for? I was thinking maybe Warwick...

    Hopefully you might have a better idea about this because you're the ones who will be applying to these uni's too.

    Cheers in advance
    Well LSE prefers students that even have Further Maths so if he cannot get an A* prediction in normal Maths, he unfortunetely will not have much of a chance... And I think that applies to all unis that you mentioned. You need an A* prediction because Economics is very mathematical and hence admission tutors look for candidates that are able to cope with the maths involved. He should talk to his referee and beg for an A* prediction because then he will have high chances at all of these unis mentioned since his other grades are really good. Hope it'll work out!
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    (Original post by nightmare91)
    Well LSE prefers students that even have Further Maths so if he cannot get an A* prediction in normal Maths, he unfortunetely will not have much of a chance... And I think that applies to all unis that you mentioned. You need an A* prediction because Economics is very mathematical and hence admission tutors look for candidates that are able to cope with the maths involved. He should talk to his referee and beg for an A* prediction because then he will have high chances at all of these unis mentioned since his other grades are really good. Hope it'll work out!
    Thanks for your advice. I think I'll tell him to beg for that A* prediction, especially because I think he'll be able to get it if he steps up a gear in terms of effort put in.

    I heard that Warwick's Economics course is quite flexible in that you don't have to take as many quantitative modulesif you don't want to? Is this correct?
 
 
 
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