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    (Original post by Dr Jam)
    Warwick, UCL, LSE Oxbridge but not applying to Oxbridge anyway


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    They're all are known to love a strong GCSE performance especially for Economics.
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    (Original post by NedStark)
    That's new, didn't know they did that. Maybe its because you didn't show your module grades so they're asking for them? But that doesn't explain the UMS scores.
    Yeah, I was a bit surprised but the email definitely says UMS marks. Any ideas on whether I should include the marks I got in a January module if I resat it in the summer?

    Are you applying to UCL for Economics?
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    (Original post by Lobsta)
    Yeah, I was a bit surprised but the email definitely says UMS marks. Any ideas on whether I should include the marks I got in a January module if I resat it in the summer?

    Are you applying to UCL for Economics?
    I'd say play it safe and give both. It's what I'd do in your situation.

    Yes, I'm applying to UCL but for Econ+Stats for two reasons. Mainly, the UCL course isn't as mathematical as I'd like it to be and secondly, the grade requirements are lower.
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    (Original post by NedStark)
    I'd say play it safe and give both. It's what I'd do in your situation.

    Yes, I'm applying to UCL but for Econ+Stats for two reasons. Mainly, the UCL course isn't as mathematical as I'd like it to be and secondly, the grade requirements are lower.
    Hmm, yeah I guess you're right. Good luck with your application
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    (Original post by NedStark)
    That's new, didn't know they did that. Maybe its because you didn't show your module grades so they're asking for them? But that doesn't explain the UMS scores.
    yeah same never realised UCL ask for module scores. ah well they get the pleasure of seeing straight A modules with one module being a big ****ing C , gonna stick out like a sore thumb :mad:
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    (Original post by NedStark)
    I'd say play it safe and give both. It's what I'd do in your situation.

    Yes, I'm applying to UCL but for Econ+Stats for two reasons. Mainly, the UCL course isn't as mathematical as I'd like it to be and secondly, the grade requirements are lower.
    So you'd compromise on learning more economics to take additional stats modules?
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    (Original post by Boy_wonder_95)
    So you'd compromise on learning more economics to take additional stats modules?
    Stats is fun :teeth:
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    (Original post by Fas)
    yeah same never realised UCL ask for module scores. ah well they get the pleasure of seeing straight A modules with one module being a big ****ing C , gonna stick out like a sore thumb :mad:
    I wouldn't worry. As long as you're on track to achieve A* (Maths) AA or more with your UMS, you have a very good chance of an offer. One C isn't too bad. I know people with far worse grades who got offers from UCL (multiple Cs and similar).

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    By target, what do you mean?



    So would they ask everyone or just the selected ones?
    I'm not sure, I would have thought they'd ask most people this year. I didn't hear of anyone last year, so it's either a yes or no I think.
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    (Original post by JOR2010)
    I wouldn't worry. As long as you're on track to achieve A* (Maths) AA or more with your UMS, you have a very good chance of an offer. One C isn't too bad. I know people with far worse grades who got offers from UCL (multiple Cs and similar).



    I'm not sure, I would have thought they'd ask most people this year. I didn't hear of anyone last year, so it's either a yes or no I think.
    Ahh thats good to hear ! iIve been predicted A*A*AA ( Maths, General Studies , History and Economics ) - although i gather Gen studies won't count for much ( btw i got 2A's and 2B's at AS - the C was in a module where the other i scored high 90's , it wasn't an overall AS score )

    do they really give out offers like that ? the Which? university guide reckons only 28% of applicants receive an offer so hopefully your right !
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    Exeter University looks quite nice. They ask for AAB - A*AA. I am predicted AAB. Do you think it's worth an application.
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    (Original post by Fas)
    Ahh thats good to hear ! iIve been predicted A*A*AA ( Maths, General Studies , History and Economics ) - although i gather Gen studies won't count for much ( btw i got 2A's and 2B's at AS - the C was in a module where the other i scored high 90's , it wasn't an overall AS score )

    do they really give out offers like that ? the Which? university guide reckons only 28% of applicants receive an offer so hopefully your right !
    Well I know someone with an offer who had AABBC, and only predicted A*AA. Make of that what you will!
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    (Original post by JOR2010)
    Well I know someone with an offer who had AABBC, and only predicted A*AA. Make of that what you will!
    for BSc Economics ?!? woah thats awesome !

    wait did he have any extenuating circumstances ?
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    (Original post by Fas)
    for BSc Economics ?!? woah thats awesome !
    Never give up hope! I always thought I was doomed when I got a B in Markets in Action...
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    (Original post by Boy_wonder_95)
    So you'd compromise on learning more economics to take additional stats modules?
    I like stats so it's not much of a compromise and if anything, it should complement the economics side. Don't get me wrong, I do like Economics but I'm really mathematical, hence why I was going to apply for a maths degree but I changed my mind around Jan/Feb to Economics. Though I always considered a joint degree with Maths and Economics but that'd mean mechanics modules which I like but not enough to study it further than A-Level. That all leads to Econ+Stats!

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    Exeter University looks quite nice. They ask for AAB - A*AA. I am predicted AAB. Do you think it's worth an application.
    I'd email them but admissions department take their time to reply to emails so first try call them. Then just ask for clarification on their requirements. Some universities give a range of grades since their lower grades are for students with extenuating circumstances. Better safe than sorry!

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    yeah same never realised UCL ask for module scores. ah well they get the pleasure of seeing straight A modules with one module being a big ****ing C , gonna stick out like a sore thumb :mad:
    I wouldn't worry too much about the C. I mean not everyone is applying with straight A's so there's a chance. Even if they reject you, with AABB you'll get into your other choices so it's very unlikely you won't get into a top university for Econ.
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    (Original post by NedStark)
    I like stats so it's not much of a compromise and if anything, it should complement the economics side. Don't get me wrong, I do like Economics but I'm really mathematical, hence why I was going to apply for a maths degree but I changed my mind around Jan/Feb to Economics. Though I always considered a joint degree with Maths and Economics but that'd mean mechanics modules which I like but enough to study it further than A-Level. That all leads to Econ+Stats!



    I'd email them but admissions department take their time to reply to emails so first try call them. Then just ask for clarification on their requirements. Some universities give a range of grades since their lower grades are for students with extenuating circumstances. Better safe than sorry!



    I wouldn't worry too much about the C. I mean not everyone is applying with straight A's so there's a chance. Even if they reject you, with AABB you'll get into your other choices so it's very unlikely you won't get into a top university for Econ.
    I was in the same dilemma but I chose MORSE instead (Warwick and Southampton) which is basically econ and stats and is more catered towards finance and for my other choices its Maths & econ.

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    (Original post by NedStark)
    I like stats so it's not much of a compromise and if anything, it should complement the economics side. Don't get me wrong, I do like Economics but I'm really mathematical, hence why I was going to apply for a maths degree but I changed my mind around Jan/Feb to Economics. Though I always considered a joint degree with Maths and Economics but that'd mean mechanics modules which I like but not enough to study it further than A-Level. That all leads to Econ+Stats!



    I'd email them but admissions department take their time to reply to emails so first try call them. Then just ask for clarification on their requirements. Some universities give a range of grades since their lower grades are for students with extenuating circumstances. Better safe than sorry!



    I wouldn't worry too much about the C. I mean not everyone is applying with straight A's so there's a chance. Even if they reject you, with AABB you'll get into your other choices so it's very unlikely you won't get into a top university for Econ.
    yeah i hope so, managed to convince my parents to let me apply to Durham instead of Warwick so that's good.

    sent the form off to my referee...... nervous as heeeeellll
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    Been a long time since I've posted! I am a prospective econ student applying to warwick, UCL, notts and bham. Just sent my UCAS form off today! is it true what people have been saying about UCL requiring individual UMS scores through post?
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    Anyone else here applying to Oxford for Economics and Management?
    Course is so competitive and the aptitude of most the applicants seems to be high, wondering what others grades are like and what things you've done that could help your application

    AS I achieved:
    Maths (A)90% Economics (A)85% Physics (A)91% Chemistry (A)90%

    Predicted A2:
    Maths (A*) Economics (A*) Physics (A*)

    Extras for myself are:
    Completing EPQ this year, predicted at grade A.
    Gained experience in finance with high preforming subway franchise in Los Angeles and further placements in financial management and business analysis for a Foreign Exchange Firm
    Competed at City finals and Regional stages in athletics and table tennis while also taking into consideration Youth Olympics for Swimming (although gave up the demanding nature for a balanced life)
    Self taught to play piano by memorisation, love the instrument too much Aha

    Although this coupled with what I think is a strong personal statement can't help to feel my chances are low cause of my gcse results: 4A*'s 4A's 1B 1C
    That's why I'm curious to see how good other applicants are,to understand what I'm competing with. Want an education from Oxford more than anything in the world so studying a lot of TSA aswell






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    Hey guys. I just wonder how important are AS grades and Predictions in forming uni decisions? I know there can't be an accurate percentage ....


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    Hey guys. I just wonder how important are AS grades and Predictions in forming uni decisions? I know there can't be an accurate percentage ....


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    AS grades are probably most important
 
 
 
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