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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 is required. 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 keep making identical threads because no one who actually knows about the admissions policies has responded! Could someone who knows about this please help me?
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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 is required. 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 keep making identical threads because no one who actually knows about the admissions policies has responded! Could someone who knows about this please help me?

    Nobody can genuinely answer your question.
    People with not so great GCSE results have gotten places whilst people with excellent results have not. Some people were told that their GCSE results were not good enough whilst others were told that their PS was not good enough. For the record, your results are very similar to my son's and he got a place. He also got A*A*A at A2 whilst his offer was AAA.

    I believe that it is your complete application as a whole is what gets you a place.
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    (Original post by JamjamjamT)
    Nobody can genuinely answer your question.
    People with not so great GCSE results have gotten places whilst people with excellent results have not. Some people were told that their GCSE results were not good enough whilst others were told that their PS was not good enough. For the record, your results are very similar to my son's and he got a place. He also got A*A*A at A2 whilst his offer was AAA.

    I believe that it is your complete application as a whole is what gets you a place.
    Thanks ever so much for your response! If you do not mind my asking, what GSCE grades did your son get? He must be a genius with those A2s
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    (Original post by dp00)
    Thanks ever so much for your response! If you do not mind my asking, what GSCE grades did your son get? He must be a genius with those A2s
    Almost identical if not the same as you from memory.
    I don't know about genius but he is rather clever and he works really hard academically.

    Make sure you get excellent AS and A2 grades and then write a honest and unique personal statement. That is all you can do. Go back and read the Applicant threads and you will see who got places and who didn't and you will be able to see some of their results as well. There is no guaranteed formula that you can follow.
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    (Original post by JamjamjamT)
    Almost identical if not the same as you from memory.
    I don't know about genius but he is rather clever and he works really hard academically.

    Make sure you get excellent AS and A2 grades and then write a honest and unique personal statement. That is all you can do. Go back and read the Applicant threads and you will see who got places and who didn't and you will be able to see some of their results as well. There is no guaranteed formula that you can follow.
    Are you sure he's doing pure economics? The offer is usually a*aa

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    (Original post by Gladiatorsword)
    Are you sure he's doing pure economics? The offer is usually a*aa

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    I meant LSE in general.
    He is doing BMS but my point still applies
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    BMS?
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    (Original post by TheNlee)
    BMS?
    Business Maths and Statistics. He is about to go into his third year.
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    I've currently got an offer for a BSc in Economics from LSE just waiting on my results day

    My GCSE results are as follows

    4 - A*
    4 - A
    3 - B

    Any questions on my alevels/ps feel free to ask
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    (Original post by JamjamjamT)
    Business Maths and Statistics. He is about to go into his third year.
    oh nice, i thought it stood for biomedical sciences. Is LSE a good business school because I have a friend from New Zealand and she would like to do a bsc in Economics but thinks the course is very competitive as 50% of LSE is international, is that your stance considering your son?
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    (Original post by Econ4ever)
    I've currently got an offer for a BSc in Economics from LSE just waiting on my results day

    My GCSE results are as follows

    4 - A*
    4 - A
    3 - B

    Any questions on my alevels/ps feel free to ask
    judging by your username, you must've had a fiery personal statement, what results are you conditioned to get based on your offer?
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    (Original post by TheNlee)
    judging by your username, you must've had a fiery personal statement, what results are you conditioned to get based on your offer?
    Ahah lol fiery :L

    I've already achieved
    A* maths
    A Economics
    A Physics

    Self taught the whole alevel further maths this year and my offer is conditional on getting an A
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    (Original post by Econ4ever)
    Ahah lol fiery :L

    I've already achieved
    A* maths
    A Economics
    A Physics

    Self taught the whole alevel further maths this year and my offer is conditional on getting an A
    Well done
 
 
 
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