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    From what I've been able to find out UCL and LSE request for your AS Maths UMS scores when applying for Economics. If there are any others let me know. Will the unis reject a candidate based of this as I have a poor average of 80% so I'm thinking is there even a point in applying.
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    just apply
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    (Original post by mda2)
    just apply
    Oh trust me I really want to it's only cause I don't just want to waste choices if I have such a slim chances
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    (Original post by GCSE2016Troop)
    From what I've been able to find out UCL and LSE request for your AS Maths UMS scores when applying for Economics. If there are any others let me know. Will the unis reject a candidate based of this as I have a poor average of 80% so I'm thinking is there even a point in applying.
    UCL don't ask for UMS (for Economics L100) they ask for module grades and they specifically say do not include UMS.
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    (Original post by benlg3)
    UCL don't ask for UMS (for Economics L100) they ask for module grades and they specifically say do not include UMS.
    Yes but I got a C in one module so that's why I'm thinking I'll get rejected.
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    (Original post by GCSE2016Troop)
    Yes but I got a C in one module so that's why I'm thinking I'll get rejected.
    Did you get an A overall in AS maths and do you have an A* prediction for maths?
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    (Original post by benlg3)
    Did you get an A overall in AS maths and do you have an A* prediction for maths?
    Yes and yes.
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    (Original post by GCSE2016Troop)
    Yes and yes.
    If I were you I would definitely apply to UCL but I would suggest that you avoid Cambridge. I would only apply to LSE if I did further maths and had at least an A prediction in that.

    You can use the UCAS offer rate calculator to roughly see your chances (take it with a grain of salt) also if you do economics a level it won't recognise it so you should replace it was history/ geography as an equivalent.
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    (Original post by benlg3)
    If I were you I would definitely apply to UCL but I would suggest that you avoid Cambridge. I would only apply to LSE if I did further maths and had at least an A prediction in that.

    You can use the UCAS offer rate calculator to roughly see your chances (take it with a grain of salt) also if you do economics a level it won't recognise it so you should replace it was history/ geography as an equivalent.
    Yes I wasn't planning on Cambridge anyway. LSE was my aspirational target but I know what your saying about the further maths as they do indirectly push for that. Would you say I shouldn't apply for LSE then and save the choice for somewhere else?
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    definitely apply to LSE. you did really well on your other modules to have your overall grade an A, so they may view the C as an anomaly. plus, you're still in the running to get an A* for maths this year anyway, so i would say that you do have a chance and so you should definitely apply, especially as it's a university you would really like to go to! are you planning on retaking that one module this year?
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    (Original post by GCSE2016Troop)
    Yes I wasn't planning on Cambridge anyway. LSE was my aspirational target but I know what your saying about the further maths as they do indirectly push for that. Would you say I shouldn't apply for LSE then and save the choice for somewhere else?
    If you really like LSE you should apply and make sure your PS is strong. TBH I would definitely apply even if I was sure I would get rejected because it's much better than wondering if you could have gotten in if you didn't apply.
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    (Original post by GCSE2016Troop)
    Yes and yes.
    If your avg is only 82 and you even got a C in one module then LSE aren't going to believe that you're capable of an A* and you'll probably get rejected.

    UCLs economics course is also one of the most quantitative ones around.

    Realistically, unless your personal statement, GCSE grades and other A level subjects are top notch its gonna be very unlikely you're getting an offer.
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    (Original post by ashaxo99)
    definitely apply to LSE. you did really well on your other modules to have your overall grade an A, so they may view the C as an anomaly. plus, you're still in the running to get an A* for maths this year anyway, so i would say that you do have a chance and so you should definitely apply, especially as it's a university you would really like to go to! are you planning on retaking that one module this year?
    Yeah it was an anomaly I don't really know what happened tbh but my other 2 core modules dragged it up thank god. Yeah I'm definitely resitting it just not sure if they like the fact I'm retaking a module
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    (Original post by daario333)
    If your avg is only 82 and you even got a C in one module then LSE aren't going to believe that you're capable of an A* and you'll probably get rejected.

    UCLs economics course is also one of the most quantitative ones around.

    Realistically, unless your personal statement, GCSE grades and other A level subjects are top notch its gonna be very unlikely you're getting an offer.
    Yeah that's pretty much confirming what I'm already thinking especially like you said about how quantitative both of the degrees are. My average is so low because of that C so yeah it's very annoying when I was aiming for a 90+ before the exams. Think I should save my choices then for another uni then and not give it a try?
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    (Original post by GCSE2016Troop)
    Yeah that's pretty much confirming what I'm already thinking especially like you said about how quantitative both of the degrees are. My average is so low because of that C so yeah it's very annoying when I was aiming for a 90+ before the exams. Think I should save my choices then for another uni then and not give it a try?
    The issue here is UMS and because LSE and UCL will both be able to see UMS theyre going to mark you down.

    I'd recommend you apply to UCL at least as theyre not so pushy on UMS. Also they may oversee the C module and see that that's dragging you down. LSE though explicitly prefer further maths so yeah id recommend trying for UCL.
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    UCL won't see UMS, just module grades, like as posters above had said. I also know someone who got into LSE without further maths so I would suggest you apply because like they said you definitely wont get in if you don't apply
 
 
 
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