Can I get into a Russell Group University with average GCSE grades?

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    I got 3As 5Bs and 2Cs in my GCSEs. As being in Maths, German and Drama; Bs in English Literature, English Language, Religious Studies, Core Science and Additional Science; Cs in Geography and DT.

    I'm currently studying 3 A Levels which are Maths, Economics and German. Suppose I am able to get 3A*-A grades, would I be able to study at a Russell Group University and do an Economics/ Accounting and Finance degree? (Specifically LSE, UCL, King's College London, Bristol and Newcastle)

    Realistically, with my weak GCSE grades and the fact that I am only doing 3 A Levels, what is the likelihood?
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    (Original post by r.mehtaa)
    I got 3As 5Bs and 2Cs in my GCSEs. As being in Maths, German and Drama; Bs in English Literature, English Language, Religious Studies, Core Science and Additional Science; Cs in Geography and DT.

    I'm currently studying 3 A Levels which are Maths, Economics and German. Suppose I am able to get 3A*-A grades, would I be able to study at a Russell Group University and do an Economics/ Accounting and Finance degree? (Specifically LSE, UCL, King's College London, Bristol and Newcastle)

    Realistically, with my weak GCSE grades and the fact that I am only doing 3 A Levels, what is the likelihood?
    A set of strong A levels is always better than GCSEs. Only place where you may not get an offer is from LSE, but I may be wrong, so its still worth applying to!
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    Easily. I had similar grades and got offers from the likes of UCL, York, QMUL, SOAS, Leeds, Nottingham and UEA [I applied twice having decided to take a gap year]
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    Easily. I had similar grades and got offers from the likes of UCL, York, QMUL, SOAS, Leeds, Nottingham and UEA [I applied twice having decided to take a gap year]
    Hi there, another question I wanted to ask is how essential is extra curricular and work experience on a CV? I've just started year 12 you see and have been told that its important I have a strong background.
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    (Original post by r.mehtaa)
    Hi there, another question I wanted to ask is how essential is extra curricular and work experience on a CV? I've just started year 12 you see and have been told that its important I have a strong background.
    Err it depends what you're aiming for but to be quite honest aside from making you a more well rounded person they're not very essential, especially since so many people embelish that aspect.

    Suffice to say though they're good to have but by no means required!)
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    I don't think that you could get into one of the uni's you mentioned. Soz.
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    I don't think that you could get into one of the uni's you mentioned. Soz.
    You might not be able to, that didn't stop me though.
 
 
 
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