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    New here, so sorry if this has been asked already.
    For a competitive course such as economics at a top russell group (not oxbridge) such as UCL/KCL/LSE, what GCSEs would the typical applicant have under their belt? Just received 5x A*s (English lang, lit and maths included) and 4x A'S. Would these put me in a good/below average position now for such competitive courses, provided i meet the A level requirements down the line? Any successful applicants to such a university with similar GCSE's to mine here? Thanks alot
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    (Original post by ethanlester)
    New here, so sorry if this has been asked already.
    For a competitive course such as economics at a top russell group (not oxbridge) such as UCL/KCL/LSE, what GCSEs would the typical applicant have under their belt? Just received 5x A*s (English lang, lit and maths included) and 4x A'S. Would these put me in a good/below average position now for such competitive courses, provided i meet the A level requirements down the line? Any successful applicants to such a university with similar GCSE's to mine here? Thanks alot
    GCSEs aren't as important as a-levels. Someone with As and Bs at GCSE that gets AAA will have advantage over someone that got A*s and As that got AAB. Of course if you have the same a-level grades then GCSE grades may come into play, but so will the uni interview and your personal statement. But your GCSE results are great so you've got nothing to worry about, just do the same at a-level.
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    I got 2 A*'s, 4 A's, 4 b's and a c at GCSE and I'm starting my A levels next year. Do you think my grades are above average? I'm hoping to go to a Russel group university in the future but I'm scared that I'm getting my hopes up and that in reality I'm really average and should be looking at lower universities. I know that A level grades are much more important but I'm scared I won't live up to my expectations...
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    (Original post by Eleanorking)
    I got 2 A*'s, 4 A's, 4 b's and a c at GCSE and I'm starting my A levels next year. Do you think my grades are above average? I'm hoping to go to a Russel group university in the future but I'm scared that I'm getting my hopes up and that in reality I'm really average and should be looking at lower universities. I know that A level grades are much more important but I'm scared I won't live up to my expectations...
    as long as you work hard in your A-levels and achieve about an AAB or higher and of course depending on your course, you should be OK - remember only 6% of the UK got an A* this year, and you got two!
 
 
 
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