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    hey, would any of the IB students mind sharing the grade requriments LSE asked them for in their offer and for what course

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    BSc Economics - 34 points

    what subjects did you take?
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    (Original post by chex)
    BSc Economics - 34 points

    what subjects did you take?
    http://www.lse.ac.uk/resources/under...omics/L101.htm

    Diploma with 38 points including 7 6 6 at Higher level (with 7 in Mathematics)
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    He asked what grades LSE asked for. I was asked for 34 with 6 at Math HL.

    Hrithik, the only reason I can think about for your rejection is that you did not have the correct subjects.
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    (Original post by chex)
    He asked what grades LSE asked for. I was asked for 34 with 6 at Math HL.

    Hrithik, the only reason I can think about for your rejection is that you did not have the correct subjects.
    You've got an astonishingly low offer there. Any clues as to why you may have received that?

    The link above is for the 08/09 academic year.
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    I'm interested as well.. How the hell did you get such a low offer?
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    (Original post by Wai``Hou!)
    I'm interested as well.. How the hell did you get such a low offer?
    BxxxSxxx perhaps?
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    I'm pretty sure that wasn't BS.
    LSE sometimes do give out low offers to exceptionally good applicants.
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    (Original post by Knogle)
    http://www.lse.ac.uk/resources/under...omics/L101.htm

    Diploma with 38 points including 7 6 6 at Higher level (with 7 in Mathematics)
    I am surprised that 38 pts is the offer for BSc Econs. A friend of mine who is doing BSc Zoology at Imperial was also offered 38 pts for the IB, which we agree is a bit too high.
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    (Original post by spencer11111)
    I am surprised that 38 pts is the offer for BSc Econs. A friend of mine who is doing BSc Zoology at Imperial was also offered 38 pts for the IB, which we agree is a bit too high.
    38 for L101 seems reasonable. But for Zoology? Uh. :p:
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    I also think 38 is reasonable for Economics but the 7 in HL Maths is definitely unfair. This is when you compare it to the A-level requirement of an A in single maths. For example, someone I know got an A in A-level maths in 7 months whilst getting a 6 in IB Maths SL over the two year course.

    Luckily I got in this year and was asked for a 6, which I got :p: .
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    Maybe coz I'm an international, or my school's extraordinary CAS program. If you think it's bull**** that's your problem - keep on thinking it; I don't need affirmation from anyone on this forum.

    Asking for 7 at Math HL is unfair, according to friends, during the 3 years of Econ at LSE they never did any Math more complex than what they did in Math HL, they even used their IB notes to study for 3rd year exams.

    Like I said before, the only way I can see you being rejected with predicted 38 is if you did not have the right subjects.
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    (Original post by spencer11111)
    I am surprised that 38 pts is the offer for BSc Econs. A friend of mine who is doing BSc Zoology at Imperial was also offered 38 pts for the IB, which we agree is a bit too high.
    Does your friend have home status for fees?
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    (Original post by CGFB)
    I also think 38 is reasonable for Economics but the 7 in HL Maths is definitely unfair. This is when you compare it to the A-level requirement of an A in single maths. For example, someone I know got an A in A-level maths in 7 months whilst getting a 6 in IB Maths SL over the two year course.

    Luckily I got in this year and was asked for a 6, which I got :p: .
    Blame in on grade-inflation in the British 'A' level system (which is becoming more of a joke as each year passes, really).
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    (Original post by shady lane)
    Does your friend have home status for fees?
    Nope, overseas fees.
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    (Original post by Knogle)
    Blame in on grade-inflation in the British 'A' level system (which is becoming more of a joke as each year passes, really).
    They are adding an A* grade and there's AEA papers in place. I don't think the GCE A level system is a joke at all. It is a good system.
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    (Original post by Knogle)
    38 for L101 seems reasonable. But for Zoology? Uh. :p:
    .......... What are you trying to say .............
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    He's saying that 38 points for a degree in Zoology, even at Imperial, is too high. It doesn't seem like it would be oversubscribed, and it's not extremely desired by employers outside of a few fields.
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    (Original post by shady lane)
    He's saying that 38 points for a degree in Zoology, even at Imperial, is too high. It doesn't seem like it would be oversubscribed, and it's not extremely desired by employers outside of a few fields.
    Almost every course is over-subscribed, but just to varying extent. Yup, 38 pts for Zoology is a bit too high; the standard is 36.
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    (Original post by spencer11111)
    They are adding an A* grade and there's AEA papers in place. I don't think the GCE A level system is a joke at all. It is a good system.
    How about tightening scoring requirements and not making a mockery out of the system? Ten years ago, AAAA was ridiculously difficult to achieve. Hardly so these days.

    It won't be long before they introduce A**s and UAEAs (Ultra-Advanced ...).
 
 
 
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