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    Hi,
    my daughter is a bright student and, although we don't have the financial means, only because of her academic merits she won places in independent schools for her GCSEs and A Levels. She would love to do Economics at Oxford, her AS exams were in Maths, Further Maths, Economics and Physics. She obtained very high A* in Maths and Further Maths(100% in three exams), also in Economics a high A but only a B in Physics. She had already considered dropping that subject and she will indeed, do you think that if she continues with the good performance in the other three A Levels, she can still be considered for a place in Economics at Oxford? In other words, how important is a AS with a B? She can't understand what happened since she had won, early in the year, an award in the Physics Olympiads. Your advice will be greatly appreciated.
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    A*A*A satisfies the entry requirements.
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    If she's dropping Physics for A2, I can't see a problem for Economics. If her teachers still predict her to meet the entry requirements of the course, she has a good personal statement, and performs well at interview, I can't see them rejecting her on the grounds of a B in Physics. However, nobody can tell you for certain what will happen, so the only thing that is guaranteed is that if she doesn't apply, she won't get a place. Her grades are definitely 'good enough' to do so, so I wouldn't get hung-up on that!
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    (Original post by Raees_Sharif)
    A*A*A satisfies the entry requirements.
    Thank you for your reply
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    (Original post by SummerStrawberry)
    If she's dropping Physics for A2, I can't see a problem for Economics. If her teachers still predict her to meet the entry requirements of the course, she has a good personal statement, and performs well at interview, I can't see them rejecting her on the grounds of a B in Physics. However, nobody can tell you for certain what will happen, so the only thing that is guaranteed is that if she doesn't apply, she won't get a place. Her grades are definitely 'good enough' to do so, so I wouldn't get hung-up on that!
    Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question...also thank you for the encouragement!
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    Maths, Economics and a science are the subjects most universities are after ( with further maths being highly recommended). her B in Physics shouldn't hinder her chances to get the A prediction in physics. The only dilemma she my face if she drops physics is that the diversity of her subjects might be questioned ( basically only doing maths and economics). If she really doesn't want to carry on with physics, i suppose dropping it wouldn't be a bad option. On the other hand, i don't think her physics result would hinder her chances to get into oxford as long as gets the A prediction
 
 
 
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