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    I am a GCSE student who is currently dreaming of going to LSE to do a BSc in Economics! I just got my results and achieved 6 A*s, 4 As and 2 Bs. For Economics, LSE website says that a B in GCSE English Language, and an A at GCSE Maths. I met this and got a B in English Language and an A in Maths.

    I know I have not done my A-Levels yet, but can anyone tell me if I have a good chance of getting in? I have been told that the top Universities are putting added emphasis on GCSE Results now!
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    Hello, I'm a Year 13 student also considering applying for LSE (BSc. Economics). From what I know and what ex-LSE students have told me, what really counts are the grades you achieve at A-Level. For the 2017 entry, you'll need A*AA with the A* being in Maths (so choose Maths!!). I've also heard that top universities offering Economics, including LSE, prefer if you took Further Maths but I don't think you'll be at a major disadvantage as you'll be taught most of the Further Maths stuff at Uni.

    In terms of GCSE grades, I don't think they put a lot of emphasis on it; so don't worry about your GCSEs too much, I'd suggest trying your best in your A-Levels to get A*AA (might change when you apply for uni) and have an outstanding personal statement. Good luck!!
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    (Original post by Jozanic)
    Hello, I'm a Year 13 student also considering applying for LSE (BSc. Economics). From what I know and what ex-LSE students have told me, what really counts are the grades you achieve at A-Level. For the 2017 entry, you'll need A*AA with the A* being in Maths (so choose Maths!!). I've also heard that top universities offering Economics, including LSE, prefer if you took Further Maths but I don't think you'll be at a major disadvantage as you'll be taught most of the Further Maths stuff at Uni.

    In terms of GCSE grades, I don't think they put a lot of emphasis on it; so don't worry about your GCSEs too much, I'd suggest trying your best in your A-Levels to get A*AA (might change when you apply for uni) and have an outstanding personal statement. Good luck!!
    Thanks ever so much! That was really useful!
 
 
 
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