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I'm in year 12 and I haven’t yet got predicted grades, expecting to be set the target of A* A*/A A*/A (English language, Economics and Maths respectively).
At GCSE I got:
English Language-9
English Literature-9
History-9
Maths-8
Geography-8
Biology-8
Art (Fine Art)-8
French-7
Physics-7

I'm been thinking of applying to places like LSE, UCL and Warwick for Economics. However, I’ve been researching and it seems these universities are extremely hard to get into after seeing acceptance rates, particularly LSE.

Do I have a shot at getting into these universities given my GCSEs? And if so, what can I do to give myself more of a chance of receiving an offer?
Thanks
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You do have a shot, I think a fairly good one at that. Without further maths and only 3 a levels, i think LSE would be the hardest to get into, especially for straight econ, LSE's flagship course.
You can prepare by doing some research on things to write for your personal statement. Make a note of any essay competitions that you can attempt, my recommendation would be the one by John Locke institute or the Marshall society.
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let me guess, you want to work in investment banking right?
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(Original post by NzTnMa)
I'm in year 12 and I haven’t yet got predicted grades, expecting to be set the target of A* A*/A A*/A (English language, Economics and Maths respectively).
At GCSE I got:
English Language-9
English Literature-9
History-9
Maths-8
Geography-8
Biology-8
Art (Fine Art)-8
French-7
Physics-7

I'm been thinking of applying to places like LSE, UCL and Warwick for Economics. However, I’ve been researching and it seems these universities are extremely hard to get into after seeing acceptance rates, particularly LSE.

Do I have a shot at getting into these universities given my GCSEs? And if so, what can I do to give myself more of a chance of receiving an offer?
Thanks
You're on-track for Oxbridge too.
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You do have a shot, I think a fairly good one at that. Without further maths and only 3 a levels, i think LSE would be the hardest to get into, especially for straight econ, LSE's flagship course.
You can prepare by doing some research on things to write for your personal statement. Make a note of any essay competitions that you can attempt, my recommendation would be the one by John Locke institute or the Marshall society.
Oh right thanks, that’s quite helpful
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let me guess, you want to work in investment banking right?
I was thinking about it originally but I’m not fully set on it at the moment, I’ve been thinking about other options as well such as going into corporate banking.
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You're on-track for Oxbridge too.
Oh right thanks, I didn’t even consider Oxbridge because I thought I wouldn’t be good enough and I’m addition I’m not even taking F.Maths.
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Oh right thanks, I didn’t even consider Oxbridge because I thought I wouldn’t be good enough and I’m addition I’m not even taking F.Maths.
It's not required.
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It's not required.
Oh right ok, I just thought most people applying for such a competitive course, especially at Oxbridge, would be taking the subject, which would put me at a disadvantage due to not taking it.
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Oh right ok, I just thought most people applying for such a competitive course, especially at Oxbridge, would be taking the subject, which would put me at a disadvantage due to not taking it.
You stand a chance - iff you apply.
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same situation as u are in x
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Oh right ok, I just thought most people applying for such a competitive course, especially at Oxbridge, would be taking the subject, which would put me at a disadvantage due to not taking it.
The Oxford course is less mathsy than the Cambridge/LSE courses.

Given that you don’t have FM, you’d therefore be better off applying to Oxford - you’d have a good chance.
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You stand a chance - iff you apply.
Oh ok, thanks.
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The Oxford course is less mathsy than the Cambridge/LSE courses.

Given that you don’t have FM, you’d therefore be better off applying to Oxford - you’d have a good chance.
Oh right, thanks I’ll think about it.
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With your grades, you can give it a shot.
If you would really like to get into LSE, focus on your personal statment as they prefer applicants with personal statements that are tailor made to their course and they prefer 100% content on academics. Good Luck! I am now waiting for an offer from LSE and Cambridge for Geography.
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Cambridge and LSE will be more of a struggle to get into due to the lack of Further Maths.

Oxford is worth giving a shot and for Warwick and UCL I think you've got a really good chance.
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With your grades, you can give it a shot.
If you would really like to get into LSE, focus on your personal statment as they prefer applicants with personal statements that are tailor made to their course and they prefer 100% content on academics. Good Luck! I am now waiting for an offer from LSE and Cambridge for Geography.
Ah ok, thanks that’s really helpful, I’ll make sure to remember that.
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Cambridge and LSE will be more of a struggle to get into due to the lack of Further Maths.

Oxford is worth giving a shot and for Warwick and UCL I think you've got a really good chance.
Yeah that’s what I’d been thinking, and thanks I’ll think about maybe attempting to get into Oxford now.
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