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    HiI'm applying for economics and politics.
    I have got 7 A*s and 3As at GCSE/ IGCSE level
    my AS subjects were Politics, Eng Lit, Maths and Economics and I got ABBC (I KNOW, I screwed up really bad even though I was predicted all As throughout the year! )
    My A level predicted are A*AA
    I dropped Eng Lit and will be retaking AS Economics and Maths and am very confident they will both go up to an A
    Soooo
    I have shortlisted my Uni choices and I was thinking of applying to (in order of their entry requirements)
    1.) Either LSE or Durham (but most likely LSE) Entry req: A*AA
    2.) Definitely SOAS. Entry: AAB
    3.)Lancaster(AAB)
    4.) Either Edinburgh(ABB) or Glasgow(AAB-BBB)
    5.) either UEA(AAB-ABB) or Cardiff (AAB)
    AND I MIGHT remove either option 3 or 5 and add Kent which is BBB
    Considering how awful my AS grades were, do you think these a good and realistic uni choices? and I know most of the entry requirements are similar so I was wondering if it was a good selection?


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    (Original post by ru98a)
    HiI'm applying for economics and politics.
    I have got 7 A*s and 3As at GCSE/ IGCSE level
    my AS subjects were Politics, Eng Lit, Maths and Economics and I got ABBC (I KNOW, I screwed up really bad even though I was predicted all As throughout the year! )
    My A level predicted are A*AA
    I dropped Eng Lit and will be retaking AS Economics and Maths and am very confident they will both go up to an A
    Soooo
    I have shortlisted my Uni choices and I was thinking of applying to (in order of their entry requirements)
    1.) Either LSE or Durham (but most likely LSE) Entry req: A*AA
    2.) Definitely SOAS. Entry: AAB
    3.)Lancaster(AAB)
    4.) Either Edinburgh(ABB) or Glasgow(AAB-BBB)
    5.) either UEA(AAB-ABB) or Cardiff (AAB)
    AND I MIGHT remove either option 3 or 5 and add Kent which is BBB
    Considering how awful my AS grades were, do you think these a good and realistic uni choices? and I know most of the entry requirements are similar so I was wondering if it was a good selection?


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    given your AS grades I really think you have no hope of LSE or Durham. Both are massively oversubscribed and will have students with AAAA or AAAB at AS level. The others look reasonable. I personally would replace 4 with Kent. Given that 1 is your aspirational choice you could let it in but I really don't think you will get an offer.
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    (Original post by ru98a)
    HiI'm applying for economics and politics.
    I have got 7 A*s and 3As at GCSE/ IGCSE level
    my AS subjects were Politics, Eng Lit, Maths and Economics and I got ABBC (I KNOW, I screwed up really bad even though I was predicted all As throughout the year! )
    My A level predicted are A*AA
    I dropped Eng Lit and will be retaking AS Economics and Maths and am very confident they will both go up to an A
    Soooo
    I have shortlisted my Uni choices and I was thinking of applying to (in order of their entry requirements)
    1.) Either LSE or Durham (but most likely LSE) Entry req: A*AA
    2.) Definitely SOAS. Entry: AAB
    3.)Lancaster(AAB)
    4.) Either Edinburgh(ABB) or Glasgow(AAB-BBB)
    5.) either UEA(AAB-ABB) or Cardiff (AAB)
    AND I MIGHT remove either option 3 or 5 and add Kent which is BBB
    Considering how awful my AS grades were, do you think these a good and realistic uni choices? and I know most of the entry requirements are similar so I was wondering if it was a good selection?


    Please and thank you!!
    Hey ru98a

    I'm glad to see you're interested in SOAS! Our economics programme is 15th in the UK and our politics is ranked 4th in UK and 35th in the world. So, you'll definitely get top of the line education over here!

    Econ and Politics takes 3 years. Since we are the world's leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, you'll be learning the economics and politics of three quarters of the globe. Combine that with studying in the capital, you'll be at the heart of all important policies affecting the UK and the western world. You'll truly get a global degree here.

    With those predicted grades and a strong UCAS application / personal statement, you'd definitely be a strong applicant to SOAS.

    We have an Open Day on the 21st and it's never too late to register. Have you had a chance to visit us yet?

    ~Mike
 
 
 
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