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    (Original post by Moiraclaire)

    Cambridge ask for all your UMS scores, as do UCL

    GOOD LUCK !
    As do LSE (haha would know if you wernt too scared to apply!)
    You decided between Warwick and UCL btw?
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    (Original post by funkydee)
    As do LSE (haha would know if you wernt too scared to apply!)
    You decided between Warwick and UCL btw?
    I think UCL, hahah stop reminding me!

    If I had got my A* in maths in August (rather than one mark off) I woudn't have needed an AAA as an insurance uni & wouldn't have had to apply to to Birmingham,
    and could've applied to LSE.

    that one UMS.....
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    (Original post by Moiraclaire)
    I think UCL, hahah stop reminding me!

    If I had got my A* in maths in August (rather than one mark off) I woudn't have needed an AAA as an insurance uni & wouldn't have had to apply to to Birmingham,
    and could've applied to LSE.

    that one UMS.....
    oh right, so we'll both be in London :hello:

    if UCL gave me an offer before LSE i could've been swayed!

    Ohh that explains it! Pretty sure there was someone who got an LSE offer who's resitting for the A*. But its done now and Im guessing you've got the A* now!
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    (Original post by funkydee)
    oh right, so we'll both be in London :hello:

    if UCL gave me an offer before LSE i could've been swayed!

    Ohh that explains it! Pretty sure there was someone who got an LSE offer who's resitting for the A*. But its done now and Im guessing you've got the A* now!
    Indeed we will (:

    Yerh but in case I didn't get the A* on resit, I needed an AAA as a back up. But don't now YAY

    CYA !
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    (Original post by funkydee)
    I averaged 91 last year for Maths! Was a bit low for Cambridge but was fine for LSE and UCL

    Haha yeah I mentioned maths challenges in my PS. I mentioned the importance of Maths in Econ and how i'd like to find out more about mathematical applications
    Yep I couldn't agree more that you have to mention 'the importance of Maths in Econ.....' in your PS, especially for UCL and LSE. I was rejected from both last week despite having a 4A* prediction and good UMS and GCSEs. I had a bit of a post-mortem discussion with my teachers and the conclusion that we came to was that my PS didn't talk about the relevance of maths in economics enough. Good luck with your application, amg_22
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    (Original post by Moiraclaire)
    You have every chance as long as you do amazingly this summer and read some economicsy books over the summer so you can write about them on your p.s. extra curric' and work experience also needed !

    Cambridge ask for all your UMS scores, as do UCL. But you don't put them on your UCAS. LSE are big on good GCSEs but there is no automatic system, I have seen people get in with 6A*s at GCSE

    GOOD LUCK !
    thanks! but i'm still unsure about my C in history as even though i'm retaking it it's a different mark board so will i still have to include in on my UCAS even if i get a better grade? and if i do will it basically ruin all chances?
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    (Original post by jammy13579)
    Yep I couldn't agree more that you have to mention 'the importance of Maths in Econ.....' in your PS, especially for UCL and LSE. I was rejected from both last week despite having a 4A* prediction and good UMS and GCSEs. I had a bit of a post-mortem discussion with my teachers and the conclusion that we came to was that my PS didn't talk about the relevance of maths in economics enough. Good luck with your application, amg_22
    did you do further maths? perhaps that is the reason you got rejected despite 4 A*'s
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    I don't understand....for monopolitic markets I thought that there was a low number or producers etc and that there were HIGH barriers to entry etc.. but according to tutor2u. this is what is says:

    The *assumptions *of *monopolistic *competition *are *as *follows *-* *as *you *check *through *them *look *to * see *the *differences *between *this *mark *structure *and *perfect *competition. *
    1. * There *are *many *producers *and *many *consumers *in *a *market *-* *the *concentration *ratio *is * low * *



    2. * Consumers *perceive *that *there *are *non-*price *differences *among *the *competitors' *products * i.e. *there *is *product *differentiation *

    3. * Producers *have *some *control *over *price *-* *they *are *␣price *makers␣ *rather *than *␣price * takers␣␣ * *
    Price *and * Cost *
    * *
    4. * The *barriers *to *entry *and *exit *into *and *out *of *the *market *are *low
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    (Original post by Hackett)
    I don't understand....for monopolitic markets I thought that there was a low number or producers etc and that there were HIGH barriers to entry etc.. but according to tutor2u. this is what is says:

    The *assumptions *of *monopolistic *competition *are *as *follows *-* *as *you *check *through *them *look *to * see *the *differences *between *this *mark *structure *and *perfect *competition. *
    1. * There *are *many *producers *and *many *consumers *in *a *market *-* *the *concentration *ratio *is * low * *



    2. * Consumers *perceive *that *there *are *non-*price *differences *among *the *competitors' *products * i.e. *there *is *product *differentiation *

    3. * Producers *have *some *control *over *price *-* *they *are *␣price *makers␣ *rather *than *␣price * takers␣␣ * *
    Price *and * Cost *
    * *
    4. * The *barriers *to *entry *and *exit *into *and *out *of *the *market *are *low
    Monopolistic competition =/= Monopoly

    (and did you seriously doubt what tutor2u has on it? :shock:)
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    (Original post by JuKaMy)
    Monopolistic competition =/= Monopoly

    (and did you seriously doubt what tutor2u has on it? :shock:)
    hah yer I continued reading and realised I was being thick.

    cheers!
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    While I'm on the topic of Micro A2 can anyone recomend some revision material? other than tutor2u?
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    (Original post by fuzzybear)
    personal statement, teacher's ref, you never know with edinburgh, but can i ask what your gcses are?
    2a*, 5A's, 3B's. As you can see, not really up to scratch for these Uni's however, I got the offers so that's all that counts really!
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    (Original post by Hackett)
    I don't understand....for monopolitic markets I thought that there was a low number or producers etc and that there were HIGH barriers to entry etc.. but according to tutor2u. this is what is says:

    The *assumptions *of *monopolistic *competition *are *as *follows *-* *as *you *check *through *them *look *to * see *the *differences *between *this *mark *structure *and *perfect *competition. *
    1. * There *are *many *producers *and *many *consumers *in *a *market *-* *the *concentration *ratio *is * low * *



    2. * Consumers *perceive *that *there *are *non-*price *differences *among *the *competitors' *products * i.e. *there *is *product *differentiation *

    3. * Producers *have *some *control *over *price *-* *they *are *␣price *makers␣ *rather *than *␣price * takers␣␣ * *
    Price *and * Cost *
    * *
    4. * The *barriers *to *entry *and *exit *into *and *out *of *the *market *are *low
    I swear this is oligopoly ?
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    (Original post by amg_22)
    did you do further maths? perhaps that is the reason you got rejected despite 4 A*'s
    I'm doing A Level Further Maths, so that probably wasn't it!
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    (Original post by jammy13579)
    I'm doing A Level Further Maths, so that probably wasn't it!
    Wow. I know how you feel though. I didn't even apply to LSE or UCL. But I have 3 A* predictions. A friend of mine who got into LSE for Math + Eco has one A* pred and I have better GCSEs :L I think we are just the unlucky people! :L Where are you going then? or gap year?
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    (Original post by Moiraclaire)
    I swear this is oligopoly ?
    Monopolistic competition
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    (Original post by Moiraclaire)
    I swear this is oligopoly ?
    I'm not too sure since my micro is a bit dodgy, but wouldn't the concentration ratio be high if it were an oligopoly?


    (Original post by Yash13)
    Wow. I know how you feel though. I didn't even apply to LSE or UCL. But I have 3 A* predictions. A friend of mine who got into LSE for Math + Eco has one A* pred and I have better GCSEs :L I think we are just the unlucky people! :L Where are you going then? or gap year?
    Well I've tried to get over it by convincing myself that there is an element of luck with all applications, especially when all applicants have really good predictions/grades I'm reconsidering my options right now, but it is likely that I'll be off to Warwick in Sept
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    Well I've tried to get over it by convincing myself that there is an element of luck with all applications, especially when all applicants have really good predictions/grades I'm reconsidering my options right now, but it is likely that I'll be off to Warwick in Sept
    Yeah. Well congratulations Warwick is one of the best in the nation and internationally for Economics.
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    Monopolistic competition
    this
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    (Original post by jammy13579)
    I'm not too sure since my micro is a bit dodgy, but wouldn't the concentration ratio be high if it were an oligopoly?




    Well I've tried to get over it by convincing myself that there is an element of luck with all applications, especially when all applicants have really good predictions/grades I'm reconsidering my options right now, but it is likely that I'll be off to Warwick in Sept
    Nice, see you in september then
 
 
 
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