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    I am hopeful that UCL and LSE accept me!

    I achieved A* in Maths last year (I completed the entire A-Level in Year 12)

    I am predicted A* for History, A for Economics, and an A for AS Further Maths

    However, as UCL and LSE state that they want an A in Economics (if being offered), suppose I get a B, and an A* in History, can that higher grade in History make up for Economics since A*A*B = A*AA in terms of UCAS Points?

    Also, which uni do you think I should go for my firm? Unfortunately, since both unis are so competitive I'm going to keep one of these as my firm, and RHUL as my insurance (just to be on the safe side)
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    (Original post by A193)
    I am hopeful that UCL and LSE accept me!

    I achieved A* in Maths last year (I completed the entire A-Level in Year 12)

    I am predicted A* for History, A for Economics, and an A for AS Further Maths

    However, as UCL and LSE state that they want an A in Economics (if being offered), suppose I get a B, and an A* in History, can that higher grade in History make up for Economics since A*A*B = A*AA in terms of UCAS Points?

    Also, which uni do you think I should go for my firm? Unfortunately, since both unis are so competitive I'm going to keep one of these as my firm, and RHUL as my insurance (just to be on the safe side)
    A*A*B does not meet the requirement of A*AA, so you wouldn't be admitted.

    LSE > UCL but the difference isn't that big - choose whichever you prefer.
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    (Original post by A193)
    I am hopeful that UCL and LSE accept me!

    I achieved A* in Maths last year (I completed the entire A-Level in Year 12)

    I am predicted A* for History, A for Economics, and an A for AS Further Maths

    However, as UCL and LSE state that they want an A in Economics (if being offered), suppose I get a B, and an A* in History, can that higher grade in History make up for Economics since A*A*B = A*AA in terms of UCAS Points?

    Also, which uni do you think I should go for my firm? Unfortunately, since both unis are so competitive I'm going to keep one of these as my firm, and RHUL as my insurance (just to be on the safe side)
    For most the top uni's (and especially the top 5) the offers are given in terms of grades and not marks, so even if you get A*A*B instead of an A*AA (which was the offer) you missed out on the last subject and so you wont get accepted. Your firm should definitely be LSE if you are considering career prospects (in my opinion LSE has better links then UCL). I am stuck in a similar position as you where I have both LSE and Warwick as my joint second choice and in the end the decision will depend on the offer itself, UCL is a fantastic uni and I would love to go there too if I don't get any offers from my top 3 choices (I have applied there as well).
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    (Original post by Mike_123)
    FOR ECONOMICS APPLICANTS TO CAMBRIDGE FOR 2014 ENTRY

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    Application statistics have been released for 2014 entry here: http://www.study.cam.ac.uk/undergrad...ly/statistics/

    It seems that application numbers are down, but the general trend is that fewer offers will be given - so don't get your hopes up!

    Oh lord, check out Saint Johns college!
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    (Original post by Mike_123)
    FOR ECONOMICS APPLICANTS TO CAMBRIDGE FOR 2014 ENTRY

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    Application statistics have been released for 2014 entry here: http://www.study.cam.ac.uk/undergrad...ly/statistics/

    It seems that application numbers are down, but the general trend is that fewer offers will be given - so don't get your hopes up!

    International Economics applicant to King's here!


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    OMG THIS IS GREAT! I'VE FINALLY FOUND SOMEONE APPLYING FOR THE SAME COURSE AS ME AT KINGS! YAYYAYAY. LOL sorry. Hi Dente and Good luck!!


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    (Original post by TerribleTej)
    I thought Pembroke was quite a popular college, it seems decent though now as only 29 have applied, me being one of them
    There's 4 of us applying to Pembroke here, me, you, PierreIsNotMyName and someone else I can't remember, it'd be cool if we all met up :cool:
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    So I just checked out the stats on that website.. Last year 90 people applied for an economics course at Kings. 10 offers were made and 7 people were accepted. I'm just going to go run to a corner and cry now..


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    (Original post by Ritikaaurora)
    So I just checked out the stats on that website.. Last year 90 people applied for an economics course at Kings. 10 offers were made and 7 people were accepted. I'm just going to go run to a corner and cry now..


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    Nice to meet you too! The competition at King's is insane

    I've already had my interviews though so all the best for yours! (I don't think mine went all that well...)


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    (Original post by Ritikaaurora)
    OMG THIS IS GREAT! I'VE FINALLY FOUND SOMEONE APPLYING FOR THE SAME COURSE AS ME AT KINGS! YAYYAYAY. LOL sorry. Hi Dente and Good luck!!


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    I'm surprised at that. There's been some frequent posters on this thread all applying for Economics at King's. Me, Giant, Epic Flawless, Purplemind.

    But where's the harm in 6. So thats 6/81 applicants, all from TSR. Not too bad.
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    (Original post by Boy_wonder_95)
    There's 4 of us applying to Pembroke here, me, you, PierreIsNotMyName and someone else I can't remember, it'd be cool if we all met up :cool:
    that would be wicked, the amount of people applying to Pembroke is not that high and so hopefully we have a better chance than last year of getting in I hope. In fact this is the lowest since the last 5 years and its low by quite a bit. Maybe the admissions officers get angry by the amount of people applying to other colleges and so they give us offers instead
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    (Original post by Millerman)
    Can someone please tell me the A levels i should be taking in order to get into land economy at cambrduge?
    There is no perfect or right combination of subjects for Land Economy applicants and nothing in particular is meant to be essential. A mix of arts and sciences would probably stand you in good stead though. Subjects like Geography, Economics, Maths, History and Government & Politics would all be good!
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    (Original post by esr33)
    There is no perfect or right combination of subjects for Land Economy applicants and nothing in particular is meant to be essential. A mix of arts and sciences would probably stand you in good stead though. Subjects like Geography, Economics, Maths, History and Government & Politics would all be good!
    Im taking maths, further maths, history and economics. Are theses okay?
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    (Original post by TerribleTej)
    that would be wicked, the amount of people applying to Pembroke is not that high and so hopefully we have a better chance than last year of getting in I hope. In fact this is the lowest since the last 5 years and its low by quite a bit. Maybe the admissions officers get angry by the amount of people applying to other colleges and so they give us offers instead
    Im hoping this is good news, from the past years it looks like they don't take anyone out of the winter pool. Could change however given the lower number of applicants. Hoping that they've got into the habit of not taking anyone from the pool.

    Their average % of offers seems to be 14.5% over the last 4 years.
    If they followed that this year they would offer 4 places.

    However I think its more likely they stick to their current numbers (in terms of students per year) which is about 5 or 6. This leaves us with 17% and 21% respectively.

    Or you could disregard both of those points, as they probably will take only those who they feel are worthy of a place as opposed to filling places. Whether that be 4, 5 or 6 people.

    EDIT: worth noting that a Pembroke applicant's % chance of getting an offer from any college including Pembroke is 18%
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    (Original post by PierreIsNotMyName)
    Im hoping this is good news, from the past years it looks like they don't take anyone out of the winter pool. Could change however given the lower number of applicants. Hoping that they've got into the habit of not taking anyone from the pool.

    Their average % of offers seems to be 14.5% over the last 4 years.
    If they followed that this year they would offer 4 places.

    However I think its more likely they stick to their current numbers (in terms of students per year) which is about 5 or 6. This leaves us with 17% and 21% respectively.

    Or you could disregard both of those points, as they probably will take only those who they feel are worthy of a place as opposed to filling places. Whether that be 4, 5 or 6 people.

    EDIT: worth noting that a Pembroke applicant's % chance of getting an offer from any college including Pembroke is 18%

    Yeah I have a feeling that although the number of applicants have gone down significantly this year (the trend is usually throughout all colleges for economics), Cambridge might still give out higher offers especially if the quality of applicants have increased. However if we relate this to our years GCSE and As level results (which have both declined in our year) then the quality should be less too, however it could just be that the brighter students performed very well this year compared to previous years while the other students performed much worse than in previous years thus bringing the averages down. Either way one would mean less competition but also less spaces while the other would mean fewer but better quality of applicants in which case the number of places given out could just be similar (6-7) to previous years. Damn I like statistics

    Edit: Also if you have an average of 93% across your AS subjects then you will automatically get pooled.
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    (Original post by TerribleTej)
    Yeah I have a feeling that although the number of applicants have gone down significantly this year (the trend is usually throughout all colleges for economics), Cambridge might still give out higher offers especially if the quality of applicants have increased. However if we relate this to our years GCSE and As level results (which have both declined in our year) then the quality should be less too, however it could just be that the brighter students performed very well this year compared to previous years while the other students performed much worse than in previous years thus bringing the averages down. Either way one would mean less competition but also less spaces while the other would mean fewer but better quality of applicants in which case the number of places given out could just be similar (6-7) to previous years. Damn I like statistics
    Well I guess we'll find out in January when they start sending those offers out. :question:
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    Just got an offer from Bristol. (AA in Mathematics and Economics - I already had an A* in Polish and apparently only need to get these 2).
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    (Original post by purplemind)
    Just got an offer from Bristol. (AA in Mathematics and Economics - I already had an A* in Polish and apparently only need to get these 2).
    Hi when did you send off your UCAS?


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    (Original post by Smko)
    Hi when did you send off your UCAS?


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    8th October.
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    (Original post by purplemind)
    Just got an offer from Bristol. (AA in Mathematics and Economics - I already had an A* in Polish and apparently only need to get these 2).
    Hurray, I just got my first offer from Bristol! A*AA in Mathematics and Economics with AA in C3 and C4.
 
 
 
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