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    My school along with most others goes through a selection process before allowing some of the applicants to apply for Oxbridge. However, for me, due to my bad GCSEs (A*, 3As and 6Bs), I would be turned down straight away. Over this past year however, my predicted grades have increased to 1A*, 2As and a B for my end of A level results and I have had a recent interest in human, social and political sciences at Cambridge, with its standard A level requirement being A*AA. I have also taken the initiative to go and take part in extra curricular activities such as: go to Nepal to build a school for those in need, work in a government office, volunteer for my local MP, read a number of books on sociology, politics and economics as well as apply for a summer school course on at LSE (which I will hopefully get). Taking all of this into account, is it worth me applying for the course at Cambridge and if so, how could I take the admissions test without doing it through the school?
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    My school along with most others goes through a selection process before allowing some of the applicants to apply for Oxbridge. However, for me, due to my bad GCSEs (A*, 3As and 6Bs), I would be turned down straight away. Over this past year however, my predicted grades have increased to 1A*, 2As and a B for my end of A level results and I have had a recent interest in human, social and political sciences at Cambridge, with its standard A level requirement being A*AA. I have also taken the initiative to go and take part in extra curricular activities such as: go to Nepal to build a school for those in need, work in a government office, volunteer for my local MP, read a number of books on sociology, politics and economics as well as apply for a summer school course on at LSE (which I will hopefully get). Taking all of this into account, is it worth me applying for the course at Cambridge and if so, how could I take the admissions test without doing it through the school?

    LSE's summer school is for uni students I think...
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    LSE's summer school is for uni students I think...
    They're doing summer schools for those in year 12 and 13 too
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    Taking all of this into account, is it worth me applying for the course at Cambridge and if so, how could I take the admissions test without doing it through the school?
    You basically can't. See my reply in your other thread.

    Technically you can take the test at any centre but you would still need your school's support for the rest of your application (notably your reference).

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