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    Hi guys

    Im an international applicant so i already have my results out. I received A*A*BCE (maths econ mandarin eng literature and FM).

    I received offers from LSE Bristol Bath and Manchester for BSc in Economics however I had to reject LSE since i needed A*AA. Bristol let me resit Chinese paper since international applciatns are 6 months ahead of (or behind which way you look at it) the UK students.

    My questions is, I pretty much will get into Bristol for BSc in Economics, but should I defer my entry (admissions said I can)and re-apply to LSE, Oxford UCL Warwick and such target schools?

    I will have A*A*ACE for A Levels. I could apply for less competitive course since IB doesnt care much about your degree but more on which school you go to.
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    Hi guys

    Im an international applicant so i already have my results out. I received A*A*BCE (maths econ mandarin eng literature and FM).

    I received offers from LSE Bristol Bath and Manchester for BSc in Economics however I had to reject LSE since i needed A*AA. Bristol let me resit Chinese paper since international applciatns are 6 months ahead of (or behind which way you look at it) the UK students.

    My questions is, I pretty much will get into Bristol for BSc in Economics, but should I defer my entry (admissions said I can)and re-apply to LSE, Oxford UCL Warwick and such target schools?

    I will have A*A*ACE for A Levels. I could apply for less competitive course since IB doesnt care much about your degree but more on which school you go to.
    What do you mean by 'I had to reject LSE'? Why didn't you wait until they made a decision about whether they would accept you with A*A*B given that they wanted A*AA?
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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    What do you mean by 'I had to reject LSE'? Why didn't you wait until they made a decision about whether they would accept you with A*A*B given that they wanted A*AA?
    I didnt want to firm them since I thought I would most likely get rejected anyway and I didnt wanna end up in a crap accomodation for my insurance choice. I was in a major dilemma but that was the choice I made.
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    You cannot defer Bristol and then make a new UCAS application whilst holding your Bristol offer. You may be able to defer and take a year out to do something else (which is probably what admissions meant) but it is a strict rule that you can't have two UCAS applications running at once.

    So you will have to decide whether to accept Bristol or try again.

    Personally I'd accept Bristol because there are no guarantees either that your retake grades would improve or that you would get offers from LSE etc if you try again. But your choice.
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    A bird in the hand is worth more than highly speculative and improbable birds in the bush. Take Bristol. It's a fine university.
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    Agreed, Bristol is a great university.

    In my opinion, LSE economics admin staff would only be interested in three of your subjects (although, undoubtedly impressed that you sat 5!). In this view, they would read your grades as A*A*E because the maths component of the LSE course is very high (I have a lot of students who really struggle with it) and so that E in further maths would be a real worry to them. Unless it could jump up by effectively doubling your UMS in a retake, I'd also say Bristol.

    I feel that many people forget why universities set subject requirements; when LSE strongly recommends further maths it is because you will be learning and using further maths topics right from your first MA100 maths course. That said, do brush up your maths as the Bristol course is still very quantitative.
 
 
 
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