Too ambitious? (Economics Degree)

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    Greetings. I'm a year 13 student thinking of applying to LSE, UCL, QMUL, SOAS and City. I achieved sh** grades at AS: ABDE in Maths, Economics, English and Computing respectively. Also, I'm dropping English since I genuinely can't deal with it anymore.

    Am I being too ambitious? My teachers and advisers have told me to not cut myself too short mainly because my school have had students who applied to unis like Goldsmiths and Nottingham Trent and ended up getting AAA-A*A*A* and have absolutely regretted not being more aspirational (if that's the word XD).

    I feel like my intention and will to apply to LSE is motivating me to do better. But then again, I have to look at the matter more realistically.

    Do I have any chance?
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    (Original post by Jozanic)
    Greetings. I'm a year 13 student thinking of applying to LSE, UCL, QMUL, SOAS and City. I achieved sh** grades at AS: ABDE in Maths, Economics, English and Computing respectively. Also, I'm dropping English since I genuinely can't deal with it anymore.
    Am I being too ambitious? My teachers and advisers have told me to not cut myself too short mainly because my school have had students who applied to unis like Goldsmiths and Nottingham Trent and ended up getting AAA-A*A*A* and have absolutely regretted not being more aspirational (if that's the word XD).

    I feel like my intention and will to apply to LSE is motivating me to do better. But then again, I have to look at the matter more realistically.

    Do I have any chance?
    Have a look at UCAS_Extra and Clearing. If you're the kind of person who would be able to cope with 5 rejections then this isn't the worst plan ever, but it is risky. When everyone else is celebrating their offers and planning accommodation, there's a possibility that you still will be applying through Extra and not knowing where you're going.

    It also depends what your predicted grades will be, and whether you have any extenuating circumstances - and how good your personal statement will be. If you have no extenuating circumstances, you don't want predicted grades of A*A*A* as that won't look realistic.
 
 
 
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