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    Hi all! International student from Singapore here. I recently received my A level results and got ABBB (BioChemMathEcons all H2), and was just wondering what good UK universities are open to me, particularly those in London, as well as the notable courses offered.I have yet to determine my passion but current courses i'm looking at are Econs, Law, Business.I have a rather strong portfolio with many Extracurriculars and Cocurriculars (but I heard that UK universities don't really care?), which I hope can boost my admission chances.Any advice would be immensely appreciated, thank you!
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    Hi all! International student from Singapore here. I recently received my A level results and got ABBB (BioChemMathEcons all H2), and was just wondering what good UK universities are open to me, particularly those in London, as well as the notable courses offered.I have yet to determine my passion but current courses i'm looking at are Econs, Law, Business.I have a rather strong portfolio with many Extracurriculars and Cocurriculars (but I heard that UK universities don't really care?), which I hope can boost my admission chances.Any advice would be immensely appreciated, thank you!
    All UK universities list their entry requirements for each course on their website- so start by looking at courses you are interested in, and seeing what the universities you are interested in are asking for. As an international student, you may well be accepted onto courses asking for AAB or similar. Joint honours courses may have slightly lower entry requirements than single honours courses, and consider looking at slightly less popular courses if you are interested in a particular high ranked institution.

    Do you have GCSE English or another qualification in English? If not, you will probably need to take an IELTS test to demonstrate you have a level of English suitable for the course.

    Extracurriculars aren't really a major factor in the UK application process, universities are more interested in why you want to study a particular subject and your academic suitability for the course. Someone from your school should write you a reference, and you will write a personal statement- this has a strict character limit, and no more than 1/4 should be about things not directly relevant to your course.

    I hope this helps a bit.
 
 
 
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