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I am currently studying maths, business studies, physics and computer science, and will be taking and EPQ next year.
However my GCSE's are terribly average due to circumstances entirely outside of my control
Considering these subjects, if I were to get A*A*AAa. How are my chances were I to apply to the LSE for economics? Is there still a chance for me despite my circumstances?
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(Original post by Backwardscloud)
I am currently studying maths, business studies, physics and computer science, and will be taking and EPQ next year.
However my GCSE's are terribly average due to circumstances entirely outside of my control
Considering these subjects, if I were to get A*A*AAa. How are my chances were I to apply to the LSE for economics? Is there still a chance for me despite my circumstances?
Drop Business for Economics.
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If your extenuating circumstances are accepted, then you have a chance. However, business studies and computer science are both considered "non preferred", and the lack of further maths (AS or otherwise) may weaken your application somewhat. They may give you a higher offer if they do make one, given that quantity < quality and in their consideration "more academic" = "quality" for that purpose to ensure you're at the academic level of their course.
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I'm at LSE, and I haven't met a single person studying economics who didn't do further maths at A level; it's basically an unwritten rule that you need it.

The work for economics is simply too hard for most people to cope if they haven't done further maths.
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(Original post by artful_lounger)
If your extenuating circumstances are accepted, then you have a chance. However, business studies and computer science are both considered "non preferred", and the lack of further maths (AS or otherwise) may weaken your application somewhat. They may give you a higher offer if they do make one, given that quantity < quality and in their consideration "more academic" = "quality" for that purpose to ensure you're at the academic level of their course.
I think computer is not "non preferred subjects" or is it? There is no such thing written. So, please provide reliable information all the time.
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I think computer is not "non preferred subjects" or is it? There is no such thing written. So, please provide reliable information all the time.
http://www.lse.ac.uk/study-at-lse/Un...y-Requirements

My mistake, they consider "Computing" acceptable and "ICT" non-preferred.

If you do your own research and you can provide reliable information yourself instead of just making asinine comments on month old threads.
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Alright calm down. My bad.
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