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    Hi,
    I sat my FP1 test today and messed it up, going to end up with a B best case scenario if Arseys mark scheme is anything to go by. My school bases the further maths A2 prediction solely on the AS FP1, so my prediction would be a B

    I remember that on information evenings, and from the prospectus, that the minimum requirement for LSE/Cambridge Economics was 2 A stars (with one of those being maths) and an A

    If I get ~95UMS in my other maths modules, so that the average across 6 maths modules is 91, and if I get a ~95UMS average in the other three a levels I'm doing (chem, bio, physics) would I still have a competitive application? Or have I messed up my chances to study at LSE/Cambridge for Economics today

    Thanks for any help, its greatly appreciated
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    (Original post by HasanRaza1)
    Hi,
    I sat my FP1 test today and messed it up, going to end up with a B best case scenario if Arseys mark scheme is anything to go by. My school bases the further maths A2 prediction solely on the AS FP1, so my prediction would be a B

    I remember that on information evenings, and from the prospectus, that the minimum requirement for LSE/Cambridge Economics was 2 A stars (with one of those being maths) and an A

    If I get ~95UMS in my other maths modules, so that the average across 6 maths modules is 91, and if I get a ~95UMS average in the other three a levels I'm doing (chem, bio, physics) would I still have a competitive application? Or have I messed up my chances to study at LSE/Cambridge for Economics today

    Thanks for any help, its greatly appreciated
    Hasan
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    Places like the ones you mention are very competitive and I suspect they will reject you unless you can get an A* in Maths and at least an A in further Maths. The other matter worth asking is why are you doing all the other subjects. Cut them to 3 to give yourself your best chance of achieving the grades they require. Places like LSE and Cambridge often look for exceptionally high UMS marks and a 91% average might not prove enough. You would be best checking this with the unis themselves for a more definitive answer.
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    (Original post by HasanRaza1)
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    (Original post by swanseajack1)
    The other matter worth asking is why are you doing all the other subjects. Cut them to 3 to give yourself your best chance of achieving the grades they require. Places like LSE and Cambridge often look for exceptionally high UMS marks and a 91% average might not prove enough. You would be best checking this with the unis themselves for a more definitive answer.
    That's a good point. For all universities it's quality not quantity. Drop at least one of your non-maths subjects.

    And lacking an essay subject might be a slight concern for Economics.

    Best to check with the universities.

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