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    Hi,

    I am currently studying: Economics, Mathematics, German, English Lit/Lan (and General Studies) at AS Level. I am aiming to achieve 4 A's (excluding General Studies) this summer, although I know that it will be a (big) challenge, and I'll have to work extremely hard.

    At GCSE, I obtained 3 A*'s, and 6 A's (A*'s in Eng Lit, Eng Lan, and D&T). I have undergone work experience at a City Broker (Prebon Marshall Yamane - http://www.prebon.co.uk), and have got more work experience planned for the summer, with a firm called Jefferies (http://www.jefco.com/), in the London Stock Exchange.

    I am planning to take a gap year: 3 months will hopefully be spent in China or India (or somewhere similar), working in a school, helping young children. And 3 months will spent travelling. Either this, or I am considering applying to a City firm, like PWC, for a 6 month placement, although I know they are extremely competitive.

    I have a genuine, real interest in Economics, and would love to study either Econ & Management at Oxford, or Economics at Cambridge. LSE isn't high on my list, because I live in London already, and want to 'get away' for a bit.

    What do you think of my chances of getting into one of those Uni's, and what other advice could anyone give me?

    Thanks in advance.

    Adam
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    As good as most rival applicants, if not better.

    I think you've done your homework.
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    just make sure u get those As!!!
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    (Original post by smashgro)
    just make sure u get those As!!!
    ... This pressure! Ahh! German might be a challenge.

    Is AAAB or AABB ok for Ox and Cam?
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    As long as the B isn't in Maths!
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    (Original post by shiny)
    As long as the B isn't in Maths!
    Okkk... Gotta brush up on my Pure! M1 and S1 should be fine.

    What are you studying?
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    (Original post by adk)
    ... This pressure! Ahh! German might be a challenge.

    Is AAAB or AABB ok for Ox and Cam?
    AABB probably isn't, to be honest.
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    (Original post by d750)
    AABB probably isn't, to be honest.
    OK thanks. AAAB though?
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    (Original post by adk)
    OK thanks. AAAB though?
    It won't stop you from getting in, but you'll have to excel in other areas because most other Economics applicants will have AAAA (at least...many will have 5A's)
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    AAAB is much safer.
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    (Original post by adk)
    OK thanks. AAAB though?
    Would have thought so, but don't really know. Sorry.
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    (Original post by H&E)
    It won't stop you from getting in, but you'll have to excel in other areas because most other Economics applicants will have AAAA (at least...many will have 5A's)
    Do you mean AAAA at AS?
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    (Original post by adk)
    Do you mean AAAA at AS?
    Either AAAA or AAAAA (and perhaps even AAAAAA every now and then) at AS.
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    (Original post by adk)
    Do you mean AAAA at AS?
    a lot of students have AAAA AAAAa or even AAAAA ad nauseam. though not getting more than 3 As wont stop you from getting in its not going to make it easy on you. esp as its a competitive subject. think about taking AEAs as well?
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    (Original post by notyourpunk)
    a lot of students have AAAA AAAAa or even AAAAA ad nauseam. though not getting more than 3 As wont stop you from getting in its not going to make it easy on you. esp as its a competitive subject. think about taking AEAs as well?
    1. What are AEA's?

    2. I thought Ox and Cam explicity said, that you are at no disadvantage by *only* taking 3 A2's, and i.e. getting 3 A's?

    Will AAAA at AS really put you at a DISADVANTAGE?!!?!?
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    (Original post by adk)
    1. What are AEA's?

    2. I thought Ox and Cam explicity said, that you are at no disadvantage by *only* taking 3 A2's, and i.e. getting 3 A's?

    Will AAAA at AS really put you at a DISADVANTAGE?!!?!?
    No-one said that. Just that if you don't have outstanding exam results, you will have to excel in another way (be it interview, prepared essays, personal statement etc etc) to rise above the others.
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    (Original post by adk)
    1. What are AEA's?

    2. I thought Ox and Cam explicity said, that you are at no disadvantage by *only* taking 3 A2's, and i.e. getting 3 A's?

    Will AAAA at AS really put you at a DISADVANTAGE?!!?!?
    I'm sure AAAA at AS will be fine, even AAAB shouldn't set you back too far but aim for AAAA obviously.
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    AAAB, work experience, well planned gap year - good all-round.
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    im sorta in the same position as you adk, doubt il be as strong a candidate as you but il try my best. if you dont mind me asking how did you arrange yur work experience??? ive tried with a few places and most havent responded positively. ive been told you really need to know someone working there to get in. was that the case for you or did you just apply normally?? anyway good luck mate
 
 
 

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