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    I'm currently in year 11. I did my mock in Computer Science and I got a D. My other results ranged from A*-A. I really hate the subject and I've wanted to swap it for another but never got round to doing it. My school now gives us the option to drop a GCSE since we take 10. I want to do Law in uni and I'm looking to applying to a Russell group uni like LSE or UCL. My chosen A levels are Economics, Geography and History. I was wondering that if I dropped Computer Science now, would it affect my application to these universities? Will they not like it and dismiss me as I dropped a GCSE?
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    LSE: http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/undergrad...anagement.aspx
    Successful applicants for this degree are, typically, predicted at least AAA in their A level examinations (or 38 and above IB points, with higher level subjects as the above list) and have already achieved very good GCSE grades including several at A or A*. Please note that in terms of GCSE grades, the selectors consider not just the number of top GCSE grades that you have, but also your overall GCSE subject profile.
    UCL:http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-stu...grees/law-llb/
    English Language and Mathematics at grade B. For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required.
    So it looks like it will matter less for UCL than LSE (and I appreciate that you just used those as examples), which considers the number of GCSEs that you take as well as how you do overall. I will say that doing 10 GCSEs isn't particularly many (neither is it below average, to make that clear, it's just that some people/schools do ~13+), so I would say that it's in your best interest to keep as many GCSEs as you can. If you haven't been entered for your exams yet then they'll never know that you dropped it, though, so bear that in mind. Have you spoken to your computer science about how you can improve? All of your other grades are very impressive so I'm sure that you're more than capable of carrying that performance across to computer science!
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    (Original post by _Jazz123_)
    I'm currently in year 11. I did my mock in Computer Science and I got a D. My other results ranged from A*-A. I really hate the subject and I've wanted to swap it for another but never got round to doing it. My school now gives us the option to drop a GCSE since we take 10. I want to do Law in uni and I'm looking to applying to a Russell group uni like LSE or UCL. My chosen A levels are Economics, Geography and History. I was wondering that if I dropped Computer Science now, would it affect my application to these universities? Will they not like it and dismiss me as I dropped a GCSE?
    Lol I did computing last year and I hated it SO much!
 
 
 
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