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if i was to achieve 3A's (including maths and economics) and 1B for my AS levels, would that be good enough for the top universities if i was to apply for economics? Which unis would not consider me at all seeing that B?

oh and i wouldn't carry on with the subject i got a B in for A2.

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Yes, obviously!! :rolleyes:

With 3A's you can get into oxbridge
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if i was to achieve 3A's (including maths and economics) and 1B for my AS levels, would that be good enough for the top universities if i was to apply for economics? Which unis would not consider me at all seeing that B?

oh and i wouldn't carry on with the subject i got a B in for A2.

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It would certainly be good enough for most top universities, although at some unis like Oxbridge and LSE a lot of people will be applying with predicted or actual grades that are AAA and often better.
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For most universities, 3As at 'A' level is sufficient. But you WANT to stand out for the top universities - by taking lots of ECs, doing hard and traditional 'A' level subjects, and securing more qualifications at 'A' levels.

The B at AS probably won't hurt.. but it certainly won't work in your favour.
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well when i got my offer from oxford i had ABBB at AS, and i dropped one of the Bs. so yer - u can certainly do it.
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What subjects are you taking, apart from Maths and Economics. If the third 'A' subject is a good one (e.g. natural and social science, language) and not ones like Media Studies, then you should be alright. The B won't be great but it shouldn't be too bad. As Knogle said, you'd need to stand out with a lot of extra-curriculars and a very strong personal statement.

Hope this helps,

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erm yeh the third subject is geography, will that be ok?
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It also depends on ur GCSE grades especially for LSE
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That's perfect. Geography is very well respected (human geography crosses over a bit with Economics). It's a social science and it's well looked upon. It's also got a bit of an essay element to it - so no problems there.

Alex raises a very good point. How strong are your GCSE grades? That will be very important for LSE.

Hope this helps,

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my gcse's aren't bad thankfully; 7A*'s, 5A's. Although you mentioned lse, I'm more interested in Warwick, Nottingham and UCL (maybe cambridge) as uni options.
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You should definantly apply to lse.
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if you don't mind me asking, what kind of AS grades did you people who have recently got offers from these top 5/10 unis for economics get?

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Yeh, I heard about the 9A*s + at LSE as well, and the fact that one of my subjects (Drama) is on their blacklist *convulses*. - Meh, luckily I have 10 A*s... and if only they knew out of all my subjects the most effort, dedication, determination and time is needed for drama... if only...:rolleyes:
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