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    I think it's within reach for me to get A*AA and if so I'd love to study Law at somewhere like UCL or LSE. I did almost literally no revision for my GCSE's, and came out with A*AAABBBCCG (yes, G). I see a lot of people applying to the top unis with a bunch of A*s and A's, so will it hold me back at all, or will it just put me at a slight disadvantage compared to someone with better GCSE's?
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    (Original post by kyledean99)
    I think it's within reach for me to get A*AA and if so I'd love to study Law at somewhere like UCL or LSE. I did almost literally no revision for my GCSE's, and came out with A*AAABBBCCG (yes, G). I see a lot of people applying to the top unis with a bunch of A*s and A's, so will it hold me back at all, or will it just put me at a slight disadvantage compared to someone with better GCSE's?
    What were your Cs and G in? Law at UCL and LSE are extremely competitive, so your GCSEs would put you at a definite disadvantage, it won't be in possible for you to get in but it will be quite difficult.
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    (Original post by ScienceFantatic)
    What were your Cs and G in? Law at UCL and LSE are extremely competitive, so your GCSEs would put you at a definite disadvantage, it won't be in possible for you to get in but it will be quite difficult.
    C's in chemistry and physics, a G in computer science. Science was never much my thing.
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    Suggestion would be to contact the university personally (Usually through admissions) and ask about it
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    (Original post by kyledean99)
    I think it's within reach for me to get A*AA and if so I'd love to study Law at somewhere like UCL or LSE. I did almost literally no revision for my GCSE's, and came out with A*AAABBBCCG (yes, G). I see a lot of people applying to the top unis with a bunch of A*s and A's, so will it hold me back at all, or will it just put me at a slight disadvantage compared to someone with better GCSE's?
    Law is a very competitive course, and so unis have to chose between lots of strong candidates somehow. Having weaker GCSEs might be one way they would do this- although they're likely to look at things like your personal statement or reference first.

    I don't think your GCSEs are going to get you rejected as soon as they receive your application but if it comes down to a choice between you and other candidates with strong GCSEs and they can't chose between you in other areas, your GCSEs might cause you to lose out.

    I think it's ok to have one or two risky applications on your UCAS form, though, so long as you accept you might get rejected, so long as you have some safer choices on there too (or you're happy to risk getting five rejections). I'd focus more on the things you can control- like writing a really good PS, which is quite important for LSE, and doing as well as possible in your A-levels.
 
 
 
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