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    Hey TSR!

    I'm a year 13 student who had initially got BBCE in economics, psychology, maths and business at AS level, respectively. After re-taking four modules along with my A2's, I am currently on track for A*A*A in maths, economics and psychology, respectively.

    Since I knew I would be unable to apply to the 'top' uni's based on my AS's, I applied to 'lower down' ones and have received offers from York, Kent, Surrey and Queen Mary to read economics. I was wondering if deferring entry to those universities, and hence applying to Cambridge, Warwick, UCL, LSE and Bristol (my original plan :l) would be a good idea, and was hoping you could help me out

    In the mean time, if I were to defer, I was wondering if a gap year with the Bank of England/Rothschild etc. or any work related to economics would be a good idea. And how competitive are these types of schemes?

    Any advice would really help a lot, as I'm worried about the risk of wasting a year, as the other uni's I may apply to could just reject me anyways :/


    Thanks for reading


    P.S. I hope this is the right place to post this, and if not, I'm sorry.


    EDIT:

    I'm sure my GCSE grades would be of an influence...
    I got all B's, with a C in English and Btec ICT. Not so great, I know :/
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    If you defer your entry, you cannot apply to uni in the next cycle; you must reject all your offers if you plan to apply again.

    Not sure how competitive these gap years are, but you could look into these schemes now and see if you get a place or not. Work experience could definitely boost your application, providing you get those grades, and you will be a much more mature individual which will show in your PS and interviews.

    If you did apply again , I'd advise you to pick some top unis, but also some less competitive ones so it is less of a risk.

    Choice is yours, hope this has helped a bit.
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    If you get those grades then I would definitely reapply. For economics there is a big difference between the unis mentioned.
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    (Original post by gavlar!)
    I'm a year 13 student who had initially got BBCE in economics, psychology, maths and business at AS level, respectively. After re-taking four modules along with my A2's, I am currently on track for A*A*A in maths, economics and psychology, respectively.

    have received offers from York, Kent, Surrey and Queen Mary to read economics.

    I was wondering if deferring entry to those universities, and hence applying to Cambridge, Warwick, UCL, LSE and Bristol (my original plan :l) would be a good idea, and was hoping you could help me out

    In the mean time, if I were to defer, I was wondering if a gap year with the Bank of England/Rothschild etc. or any work related to economics would be a good idea. And how competitive are these types of schemes?
    If you take a gap year, you can't defer, you have to decline (if you want to apply to other universities, that is).

    Cambridge - your grades would have to be better. You'd want A*A*A*, and strong A*s at that, preferably 95%+. You also should have done Further Maths.

    LSE - Further Maths is unofficially pretty much necessary, and is officially "highly preferred".

    UCL/Warwick/Bristol are doable, depending on how they consider your application with the low AS-level grades (and whatever GCSEs you have).

    If you get A*A*A+ though, then definitely take a gap year. If you get A*AA, then just go to York.
 
 
 
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