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    I will be applying to uni for 2017 entry. Currently I am in Year 12 and this year I did the whole A-Level Math and I think I messed up my C4 and got lower than 90%, which would mean that I didn't get an A*. I will be applying to UCL and LSE for Statistics with finance which has entry requirements of 3 As, but I would like to get the A* by resitting C4 next year. My understanding is that I will have to declare the resit on my UCAS. Would the resit affect my chances of getting in even though I already go t the "A" which is required?
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    Somewhere on LSE's website mentions that due to a lot of competition for places they prefer to admit those who achieve the required grades on the first sitting. Although, you said you have already achieved the required grade so I do not see why it will affect your chances. Why do you want to get the A* (is it for another university)?


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    Thanks for the reply. I just think that it will be good to have an A* on my CV in the future, plus it will help if I decide to apply to Oxbridge.
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    No problem. One thing I will say is if the course you are really interested in is Statistics then you should apply to the best universities that offer it. From what I know, Oxbridge doesn't offer Statistics (but I may be wrong, so do check!) - but it doesn't matter which one of the top universities you go to, as long as your performance is top notch.

    So essentially, the course you want to do (to an extent) is more important than the University you chose because some people have left Oxbridge with a 3rd rather than a 1st or 2.1 and it hasn't left them with endless job prospects as it is assumed an Oxbridge degree provides

    Hope this was helpful (:


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