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    Hey guys, I got disappointing GCSE results even though my school's pass rate is around 56%.
    I got 3A* 5A 2B 1C, but i'm gonna resit and all that and hopefully i'll get an estimate of 5A*6A2B at gcses. Alongside that, I chose Further Maths, Maths, Economics and Physics, and I will do Italian as an extra A level, plus I'm thinking of changing physics to spanish. I will surely get A* in italian, and if i get A* in maths and As in the rest, do you think i stand a chance to apply and get into LSE for Bsc Economics or Finance?
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    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you’ve posted in the right place? Posting in the specific Study Help forum should help get responses.

    I'm going to quote in Tank Girl now so she can move your thread to the right place if it's needed. :yy:

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    DON'T RESIT ALL YOUR GCSE's! maybe one or two but don't waste you time on doing them all.
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    (Original post by Mario Di Maria)
    Hey guys, I got disappointing GCSE results even though my school's pass rate is around 56%.
    I got 3A* 5A 2B 1C, but i'm gonna resit and all that and hopefully i'll get an estimate of 5A*6A2B at gcses. Alongside that, I chose Further Maths, Maths, Economics and Physics, and I will do Italian as an extra A level, plus I'm thinking of changing physics to spanish. I will surely get A* in italian, and if i get A* in maths and As in the rest, do you think i stand a chance to apply and get into LSE for Bsc Economics or Finance?
    Firstly, don't resit all of your GCSEs. They're fine - while they may not be the highest for LSE, a strong personal statement/AS levels will make up for that. It's definitely not worth the time resitting GCSEs just to get 2 more A*s, particularly as GCSEs count for little once you have A levels.

    And it's good to be motivated for A levels - but do try and understand that an A* is extremely difficult to get (it's 90% plus), and don't underestimate how tough A levels are; 5 A levels is undoubtedly extreme, so very few people will get A*A*AAA (not only that, but it isn't necessary for LSE).

    Basically - don't worry so much! There's no need to resit your GCSEs, and while you should work as hard as possible for your A levels, don't expect a multitude of A*s - it's not like with GCSE, where A* is just another grade; A levels require a whole new level. People I know who got 5 A*s at GCSE got AABB for AS level, as an example. If you work extremely hard, you'll achieve your goals - but don't be too disappointed if you get As and Bs, because they're still brilliant.
 
 
 
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