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    Hi, I'm aware that a number of these threads emerge quite frequently. But, I'd love to attend the LSE, above any University in the UK, not for the money, mainly because of the prestige and its alumni.

    I'd be apply for Economics and Politics for my other Unis, but for LSE as Econ is super competitive, I'd just apply for Government. Am I good enough?

    GCSEs 2011:


    Mathematics - A


    GCSEs 2012:


    Core Science - A*
    Religious Education - A*
    Citizenship - A*
    Geography - A*
    Additional Science - A
    English Literature - A
    Statistics - A
    History - A
    English Language - B
    French - B


    AS Levels 2012 (taken with my GCSEs)


    Wjec Information and Communication Technology - A


    AS Levels 2013


    Mathematics - TBC
    Geography - TBC
    History (16th Century AQA) - TBC
    Economics - TBC

    If I worked really hard, and achieved 4 A's at A-level, how would I stand?
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    If you get As at AS and a few A* predictions you're definitely in there with a fighting chance. I applied for a course with similar applicants to place ratio to gov (roughly 10 to 1) with AAABB at AS and A*A*AA predictions and got an offer, although I had about 9A* at GCSE, ive heard LSE place alot of emphasis on GCSE but idk to what extent thats true comparatively to emphasis to A Levels.
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    (Original post by DirtyCash)
    If you get As at AS and a few A* predictions you're definitely in there with a fighting chance. I applied for a course with similar applicants to place ratio to gov (roughly 10 to 1) with AAABB at AS and A*A*AA predictions and got an offer, although I had about 9A* at GCSE, ive heard LSE place alot of emphasis on GCSE but idk to what extent thats true comparatively to emphasis to A Levels.
    My college predicts one grade higher than your AS results, so if I got 4As Id get predicted 3A*. Do you think thid's make up for the measly 3A* at GCSE level?
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    Couple of things:

    Firstly, since LSE place a lot of emphasis on the PS I think it's unwise to apply for Government if you're applying for Gov & Econ elsewhere. They could see a lot of Econ in PS and clearly think it's the wrong course for you. That being said, a few people have gotten offers for courses when their PS wasn't 100% tailored to the course, but I don't see it being worth the risk. If you're that keen, you could always apply for both courses.

    Secondly, from the people I've known to get offers, they're not always the people with straight A's at AS/A-level. What they do have is some sort of 'quirk' - they're a feminist, a mature student, fled a war-torn country as a baby etc. The way I see it (and this is just my opinion) is they give so few offers for their political-related courses is that they can almost cherrypick the kind of (political) diversity that they want.

    The only guarantee of getting an offer from LSE is being on Junior Apprentice...
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    (Original post by You!Me!Dancing!)
    Couple of things:

    Firstly, since LSE place a lot of emphasis on the PS I think it's unwise to apply for Government if you're applying for Gov & Econ elsewhere. They could see a lot of Econ in PS and clearly think it's the wrong course for you. That being said, a few people have gotten offers for courses when their PS wasn't 100% tailored to the course, but I don't see it being worth the risk. If you're that keen, you could always apply for both courses.

    Secondly, from the people I've known to get offers, they're not always the people with straight A's at AS/A-level. What they do have is some sort of 'quirk' - they're a feminist, a mature student, fled a war-torn country as a baby etc. The way I see it (and this is just my opinion) is they give so few offers for their political-related courses is that they can almost cherrypick the kind of (political) diversity that they want.

    The only guarantee of getting an offer from LSE is being on Junior Apprentice...
    How would being a feminist aid your application? That's like me saying I am a Socialist, and therefore more likely to get in.

    I've read George Orwell 1984, do you think it's worth a mention as it's about politics and interested me?
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    (Original post by Alex-Torres)
    How would being a feminist aid your application? That's like me saying I am a Socialist, and therefore more likely to get in.

    I've read George Orwell 1984, do you think it's worth a mention as it's about politics and interested me?
    I just think they look for a diverse set of applicants. How boring would Politics seminars be if everyone had the same political views and similar upbringings? This is just my theory, but since they have so many qualified applicants compared to places, they could give offers based on little things in the PS like that. I say this particularly as the people I know that got offers didn't have straight As at AS level, and many people that have better grades get turned down. It has to be something in the PS.

    I'd say 1984 isn't that original for a Politics applicant, personally, but it depends how you link it with your desire to study the subject I guess.
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    You definitely have a chance I haven't got the most amazing GCSEs, but I currently hold an offer, albeit for Philosophy and Economics. However, I think you should really consider going for Politics and Economics as your PS will be based on that


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    (Original post by Alex-Torres)
    Hi, I'm aware that a number of these threads emerge quite frequently. But, I'd love to attend the LSE, above any University in the UK, not for the money, mainly because of the prestige and its alumni.

    I'd be apply for Economics and Politics for my other Unis, but for LSE as Econ is super competitive, I'd just apply for Government. Am I good enough?

    GCSEs 2011:


    Mathematics - A


    GCSEs 2012:


    Core Science - A*
    Religious Education - A*
    Citizenship - A*
    Geography - A*
    Additional Science - A
    English Literature - A
    Statistics - A
    History - A
    English Language - B
    French - B


    AS Levels 2012 (taken with my GCSEs)


    Wjec Information and Communication Technology - A


    AS Levels 2013


    Mathematics - TBC
    Geography - TBC
    History (16th Century AQA) - TBC
    Economics - TBC

    If I worked really hard, and achieved 4 A's at A-level, how would I stand?
    Hi, I'm an LSE student. I got into LSE, with really bad GCSE's and your GSCE's look quite good. I know a girl from my sixth form who got into LSE with 9 A's and 1 A *

    6 A's plus 4 A*'s sounds even better.

    If anyone else wants more information about LSE, just message me or ask me on this thread.

    I've found that having a really strong personal statement is crucial when applying to the LSE.
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    (Original post by ScarlettFierce)
    You definitely have a chance I haven't got the most amazing GCSEs, but I currently hold an offer, albeit for Philosophy and Economics. However, I think you should really consider going for Politics and Economics as your PS will be based on that


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    What did you get for your GCSE's? I found that LSE can be quite lenient with GCSE's.
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    (Original post by Cherrypie92)
    What did you get for your GCSE's? I found that LSE can be quite lenient with GCSE's.
    9As, 4Bs and 2Cs xD which is somewhat low for an LSE applicant.
    I was quite surprised as I heard that LSE put a lot of weight on GCSEs which doesn't seem to be the case


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    9As, 4Bs and 2Cs xD which is somewhat low for an LSE applicant.
    I was quite surprised as I heard that LSE put a lot of weight on GCSEs which doesn't seem to be the case


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    What did you get for your GCSE's? I found that LSE can be quite lenient with GCSE's.
    What course is this for?

    I have some unique stuff about Econ, but I'm a bit stuckmon Politics... Im thinking of reading the Communist Manifesto by Marx? Or 'The End of the party'
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    (Original post by Alex-Torres)
    What course is this for?

    I have some unique stuff about Econ, but I'm a bit stuckmon Politics... Im thinking of reading the Communist Manifesto by Marx? Or 'The End of the party'
    Yeah, I'm a History student tbh. The Communist manifesto is kind of an obvious choice, if I'm honest with you. What are your personal politics and how does it relate to your personal history/cultural background?
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    (Original post by Cherrypie92)
    Yeah, I'm a History student tbh. The Communist manifesto is kind of an obvious choice, if I'm honest with you. What are your personal politics and how does it relate to your personal history/cultural background?
    I'm interested in the Labour party, and Socialism. Do you know any interesting books in regards to these?
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    (Original post by Alex-Torres)
    I'm interested in the Labour party, and Socialism. Do you know any interesting books in regards to these?
    The Purple Book? The Spirit Level? These are books I can recall from the back of my head, I can message you more later if you want.
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    (Original post by Alex-Torres)
    Hi, I'm aware that a number of these threads emerge quite frequently. But, I'd love to attend the LSE, above any University in the UK, not for the money, mainly because of the prestige and its alumni.

    I'd be apply for Economics and Politics for my other Unis, but for LSE as Econ is super competitive, I'd just apply for Government. Am I good enough?

    GCSEs 2011:


    Mathematics - A


    GCSEs 2012:


    Core Science - A*
    Religious Education - A*
    Citizenship - A*
    Geography - A*
    Additional Science - A
    English Literature - A
    Statistics - A
    History - A
    English Language - B
    French - B


    AS Levels 2012 (taken with my GCSEs)


    Wjec Information and Communication Technology - A


    AS Levels 2013


    Mathematics - TBC
    Geography - TBC
    History (16th Century AQA) - TBC
    Economics - TBC

    If I worked really hard, and achieved 4 A's at A-level, how would I stand?
    With a good personal statement I'd say you stand a good chance but like one of the other users said I'd apply to a similar course at LSE as your other universities and try to mention specific aspects of the LSE course you're interested in, in your personal statement.
    Don't apply for two courses there though, I hear a lot of people quickly get rejected from the more competitive one.
 
 
 
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