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    I'm 16 and doing my A levels. What can I do to make my personal statement look attractive to Universitys? I want to go to a top uni like LSE
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    Try and look for voluntary activities they do. Also, LSE is hard to get into, and so it is very dependent on grades. What GCSE's did you get??
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    Try a financial firm or somewhere that uses statistical and graphical software, like Rolls-Royce.
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    (Original post by thomasp360)
    Try and look for voluntary activities they do. Also, LSE is hard to get into, and so it is very dependent on grades. What GCSE's did you get??
    My GCSE's are horrible for top unis which is why I'm trying to make up for it
    I got:
    Maths A*
    English Lit C
    English Lang C
    Biology A
    Chemistry A*
    Physics A
    Computing A
    ECDL D*
    Business C
    History D

    I thought GCSE's weren't important and messed around. I didnt even complete coursework for Business and History. If I could go back in time I would punch 15 year old me in the face
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    (Original post by Faheemcg9)
    My GCSE's are horrible for top unis which is why I'm trying to make up for it
    I got:
    Maths A*
    English Lit C
    English Lang C
    Biology A
    Chemistry A*
    Physics A
    Computing A
    ECDL D*
    Business C
    History D

    I thought GCSE's weren't important and messed around. I didnt even complete coursework for Business and History. If I could go back in time I would punch 15 year old me in the face

    What subjects do you do?
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    (Original post by Rajive)
    What subjects do you do?
    Maths, Further Maths, Biology and Chemistry. I'm thinking of picking up Economics as a fifth A level or may just drop Biology
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    (Original post by Faheemcg9)
    I'm 16 and doing my A levels. What can I do to make my personal statement look attractive to Universitys? I want to go to a top uni like LSE
    Hey I'm in exactly the same position as you!
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    (Original post by thomasp360)
    Try and look for voluntary activities they do. Also, LSE is hard to get into, and so it is very dependent on grades. What GCSE's did you get??
    Are 3A*s, 6As and 2Bs good enough for a uni like LSE?
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    (Original post by Faheemcg9)
    Maths, Further Maths, Biology and Chemistry. I'm thinking of picking up Economics as a fifth A level or may just drop Biology
    Don't drop biology. Either drop chemistry for economics or don't drop anything and do not do a 5th a level that's pointless and time consuming. You don't need to do economics at a level to do it at uni. Besides, you've missed like 6 lessons now your school may not even let you do it at all
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    (Original post by Vl7d)
    Don't drop biology. Either drop chemistry for economics or don't drop anything and do not do a 5th a level that's pointless and time consuming. You don't need to do economics at a level to do it at uni. Besides, you've missed like 6 lessons now your school may not even let you do it at all
    I'm much better at chemistry than biology.
    Economics is recommend at A level if you want to do it at Degree level right? With GCSE results as bad as mine I want to make my self look as attractive as possible
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    (Original post by sunshine774)
    Are 3A*s, 6As and 2Bs good enough for a uni like LSE?
    I'm sure you can make up for it with your A levels
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    (Original post by Faheemcg9)
    I'm much better at chemistry than biology.
    Economics is recommend at A level if you want to do it at Degree level right? With GCSE results as bad as mine I want to make my self look as attractive as possible
    You don't research at all do you.. Economics at LSE doesn't require economics at a level. It requires A* in maths a level and 2 A in any other subjects. Obviously not media studies etc. Btw if you do further maths, at LSE you need to do it as a 4th subject as they feel maths further maths and one other subject is not enough for the essay writing etc. that is on the course. So basically it is better to do maths without further maths and do well in 2 other subjects like biology chemistry... maybe economics but it's probs too late for you to start economics now.
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    (Original post by Vl7d)
    You don't research at all do you.. Economics at LSE doesn't require economics at a level. It requires A* in maths a level and 2 A in any other subjects. Obviously not media studies etc. Btw if you do further maths, at LSE you need to do it as a 4th subject as they feel maths further maths and one other subject is not enough for the essay writing etc. that is on the course. So basically it is better to do maths without further maths and do well in 2 other subjects like biology chemistry... maybe economics but it's probs too late for you to start economics now.
    Its only been 2 weeks and my school said they can work something out
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    (Original post by Faheemcg9)
    Its only been 2 weeks and my school said they can work something out
    2 weeks is quite significant lol and tbh it's going to drag on further because you're now on tsr asking what you should do i.e. you're unsure whether you even want to do economics, or what to do, you're indefinite so I doubt they'll let you start after 3 weeks but let me know how it goes for you.
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    (Original post by Vl7d)
    You don't research at all do you.. Economics at LSE doesn't require economics at a level. It requires A* in maths a level and 2 A in any other subjects. Obviously not media studies etc. Btw if you do further maths, at LSE you need to do it as a 4th subject as they feel maths further maths and one other subject is not enough for the essay writing etc. that is on the course. So basically it is better to do maths without further maths and do well in 2 other subjects like biology chemistry... maybe economics but it's probs too late for you to start economics now.
    Stop spreading misinformation.

    http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/undergrad..._BSc_Econ.aspx
    This is clearly written on the website. You're the one who needs to do research, get off this forum if you're just going condescend others then talk rubbish yourself.
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    (Original post by Faheemcg9)
    Its only been 2 weeks and my school said they can work something out
    Dont listen to that idiot. 90% of students do take economics and its not too late to start. Funnily enough someone just started today in my class.
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    (Original post by fksociety)
    Stop spreading misinformation.

    http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/undergrad..._BSc_Econ.aspx
    This is clearly written on the website. You're the one who needs to do research, get off this forum if you're just going condescend others then talk rubbish yourself.
    A level Economics or equivalent is not currently required for any of our Department degrees and the first-year Economics course does not assume it at present
    are you a troll?
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    (Original post by fksociety)
    Dont listen to that idiot. 90% of students do take economics and its not too late to start. Funnily enough someone just started today in my class.
    Yeah I've decided to ignore him and start economics. He posted on my other thread about how I have no chance of getting into Cambridge if I get 4 A*s at A level because of my GCSEs :s
    Someones projecting their own disappointments on other people
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    (Original post by Vl7d)
    A level Economics or equivalent is not currently required for any of our Department degrees and the first-year Economics course does not assume it at present
    are you a troll?
    "However more than 90 per cent of students entering LSE Economics Department degrees have done A level, Singapore Higher or International Baccalaureate Economics."

    "Note however that where a school only offers combined Economics and Business A level or no Economics at all, LSE will never discriminate against its candidates for our degrees"

    They're implying that if you don't take Economics at a level when it is available at your school, they'll discriminate against you. You basically have no chance.

    Maybe an idiot like you would enter with minimum requirements, I just want OP to have a competitive application. Have fun at london met.
 
 
 
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