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    Hi, I'm currently in year 12 and was wondering if this was a competitive application for the universities above?
    GCSEs: 9A*s 1A
    A-levels: Maths, Physics, Economics
    AS levels: EPQ related to economics subject, AS further maths in year 13 as the usual college procedure is to only take 3 subjects and it was too late to start when I saw the high relevance of FM.
    Predicted Maths A*, Physics A*, Economics A/A*, Further maths A, EPQ A*.
    Excellent references from teachers.
    Extra-curricular/ activities: Young enterprise in partnership with PWC, Student investor, NCS, HE+ programme, UKMT team challenge in high school, Maths premiership at college, read economics books. Hoping to get relevant work experience by the summer.

    I went to a high school with very poor GCSE results in a deprived area.

    Cheers for the replies.
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    (Original post by James_1999)
    Hi, I'm currently in year 12 and was wondering if this was a competitive application for the universities above?
    GCSEs: 9A*s 1A
    A-levels: Maths, Physics, Economics
    AS levels: EPQ related to economics subject, AS further maths in year 13 as the usual college procedure is to only take 3 subjects and it was too late to start when I saw the high relevance of FM.
    Predicted Maths A*, Physics A*, Economics A/A*, Further maths A, EPQ A*.
    Excellent references from teachers.
    Extra-curricular/ activities: Young enterprise in partnership with PWC, Student investor, NCS, HE+ programme, UKMT team challenge in high school, Maths premiership at college, read economics books. Hoping to get relevant work experience by the summer.

    I went to high school with very poor GCSE results in a deprived area.

    Cheers for the replies.
    I'd say you have as good a chance as anyone really couldn't say anymore than that as generally the unis your looking at place high emphasis on the personal statement being that they don't interview for econ. Your grades are certainly good enough but many people's are. Your chances are probably improved by taking AS further maths though. Sorry I couldn't be of anymore help.
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    I'd say you have as good a chance as anyone really couldn't say anymore than that as generally the unis your looking at place high emphasis on the personal statement being that they don't interview for econ. Your grades are certainly good enough but many people's are. Your chances are probably improved by taking AS further maths though. Sorry I couldn't be of anymore help.
    thanks, will I still have a chance at LSE without the whole a level in FM and only 3 full A levels though? and is there anything else I can do to improve my application?
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    (Original post by James_1999)
    thanks, will I still have a chance at LSE without the whole a level though and is there anything else I can do to improve my application?
    LSE is UCL with a bit more prestige and a lot less fun

    But you're good fam
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    LSE is UCL with a bit more prestige and a lot less fun

    But you're good fam
    I like my assertions raw, thanks
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    I like my assertions raw, thanks
    We both know where the hotties are, don't lie
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    (Original post by GradeA*UnderA)
    LSE is UCL with a bit more prestige and a lot less fun

    But you're good fam
    so I still have a good chance?
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    (Original post by James_1999)
    so I still have a good chance?
    Yes man, Jesus. You'd have a good chance at Oxford medicine for crying out loud (if you were doing the right subjects at A Level).
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    Yes man, Jesus. You'd have a good chance at Oxford medicine for crying out loud (if you were doing the right subjects at A Level).
    oh right, thanks, do you go to uni and if so, where, what course and what a level results did you get?
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    (Original post by GradeA*UnderA)
    We both know where the hotties are, don't lie
    King's?
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    (Original post by JohnGreek)
    King's?
    I thought this was between UCL and LSE - fine.

    Well you can find many more at Brunel and London Met
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    oh right, thanks, do you go to uni and if so, where, what course and what a level results did you get?
    Medical applicant, went to UCL, Lancaster and Imperial interviews. Had AAAA at AS

    Genuine question, why don't you apply to Oxbridge?
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    Medical applicant, went to UCL, Lancaster and Imperial interviews. Had AAAA at AS
    Wow good results, have you dropped to 3 a levels or stuck with 4? To answer your question on Oxbridge I don't want to do E&M which is what Oxford do and I don't think I'd stand a chance at Cambridge. Also they would probably want to see my FM grade and UMS but as I'm doing it next year they won't be able to see it.
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    Wow good results, have you dropped to 3 a levels or stuck with 4?
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    (Original post by James_1999)
    Wow good results, have you dropped to 3 a levels or stuck with 4? To answer your question on Oxbridge I don't want to do E&M which is what Oxford do and I don't think I'd stand a chance at Cambridge.
    Well, you might as well as Cambridge to UCL, LSE and Warwick and put in less decent uni and try. I'm pretty certain you'd get 2 out of UCL/LSE/Warwick
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    Well, you might as well as Cambridge to UCL, LSE and Warwick and put in less decent uni and try. I'm pretty certain you'd get 2 out of UCL/LSE/Warwick
    Have you received any offers yet?
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    Have you received offer yet?
    Nope, likely find out next month
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    (Original post by GradeA*UnderA)
    Nope, likely find out next month
    Good luck 👍 and what GCSEs did you get. Also, my college doesn't enter students for AS exams so the unis will not have any proof so will this be a disadvantage when applying?
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    Good luck 👍 and what GCSEs did you get
    9A* 2A
 
 
 
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