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    I am an A-Level student who is currently dreaming of going to LSE to do a BSc in Economics! I just got my GCSE results and achieved 6 A*s, 4 As and 2 Bs. For Economics, the 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 have just started Year 12 and 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!

    I am getting really mixed responses about GCSEs and their importance at LSE! Would someone who actually KNOWS about their admissions policies, please help answer my questions? I would be really grateful!
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    (Original post by dp00)
    I am an A-Level student who is currently dreaming of going to LSE to do a BSc in Economics! I just got my GCSE results and achieved 6 A*s, 4 As and 2 Bs. For Economics, the 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 have just started Year 12 and 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!

    I am getting really mixed responses about GCSEs and their importance at LSE! Would someone who actually KNOWS about their admissions policies, please help answer my questions? I would be really grateful!
    I'm not entirely sure about their GCSE policies as such, however I do know the massive emphasis they put on maths. LSE basically require Further Maths for economics. If you got an A and not an A* in GCSE maths, you will likely struggle with A Level maths and particularly further maths, unless there were extenuating circumstances.
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    Don’t try at LSE. It’s full of people that try to one-up you, has no campus, and is over 70% international student’s, who rarely socialise with home students.

    ^ I got this from a post by a 2nd year student at LSE
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    Don’t try at LSE. It’s full of people that try to one-up you, has no campus, and is over 70% international student’s, who rarely socialise with home students.

    ^ I got this from a post by a 2nd year student at LSE
    Why are there so many International students at LSE? 70% is a high figure...
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    (Original post by dp00)
    I am an A-Level student who is currently dreaming of going to LSE to do a BSc in Economics! I just got my GCSE results and achieved 6 A*s, 4 As and 2 Bs. For Economics, the 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 have just started Year 12 and 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!

    I am getting really mixed responses about GCSEs and their importance at LSE! Would someone who actually KNOWS about their admissions policies, please help answer my questions? I would be really grateful!
    You have the same number of A* grades as the average Oxford student, so I'm certain you'll be fine, since LSE's average is naturally going to be lower. Just focus on your A Levels.
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    (Original post by intellectual4)
    Why are there so many International students at LSE? 70% is a high figure...
    Internationally renowned, I guess.
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    (Original post by intellectual4)
    Why are there so many International students at LSE? 70% is a high figure...
    That 70% include EU and US students. Americans like to come for General Studies and post-graduate degrees. Top EU students with an international disposition will also choose LSE. Those from the rest of the world will choose LSE because if they are paying high international student fees, they might as well go to the best for the same fees, if they can get in. Top UK students have an edge and the luxury of choosing Oxbridge, over International students. And, 50% of LSE students are postgraduates, whose international student % may be even higher. You can get these numbers from LSE.
 
 
 
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