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    For my GCSE I got 3As, 6Bs and one C if i got A in all of my A-levels i took would I stand any chance in applying for universities such as Warwick and LSE for management ? I took history art maths biology and economics at sixth form
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    not all universities look at GCSE grades - with a good PS and reference and good AS results, i can't see you having a problem.

    im sure if you do get all As you will be fine, but just dont expect As to just fall into your lap though, a-levels are much harder than GCSE.

    LSE will pose a problem. They're very picky about GCSE grades and Management is a very tough degree to get into.

    (Original post by J-Curve)
    LSE will pose a problem. They're very picky about GCSE grades and Management is a very tough degree to get into.
    :ditto: LSE are notorious for wanting lots of A*s at GCSE, so I wouldn't get your hopes up there, but other good unis don't care as much. Your grades are quite good, so with all As at AS, a good personal statement and a good reference, they should be fine for most places. However, are you sure you want to take 5 AS levels, especially when one of them is art? AS levels are a lot more work than GCSEs and you only need 4, so you don't want to risk getting lower grades than you're capable of by taking on too much. Art is extremely time consuming, judging by friends who took it, and isn't even respected by unis, so you might want to consider not taking it and keeping it up as a hobby instead.

    Well I got into Warwick with AAAA at AS and my GCSEs were only slightly better than yours. However I did apply after I had done my A2 course and got AAA so that could have affected it. However I would go for Warwick I dont think they pay that much attention to GCSE results if your A Levels are top notch.

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