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When looking at Economic courses i can't see nearly any within the top 20 asking for AAA. I see a lot of A*AA eg LSE UCL Durham, but nothing asking for AAA or below until around 18th with Edinburgh (AAA-ABB). Any thoughts on if i would get in with AAA for the top 10 ish? And where should I apply to if not?
AS grades: Chem A, Phys A, Maths A.
GCSE: A*A*A*AAAAAABB
my predicted grades are currently BCD but will be asking to change these after my AS grades.
(I might get an A* in maths but its unlikely so im considering realistically what uni i could go to)
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When looking at Economic courses i can't see nearly any within the top 20 asking for AAA. I see a lot of A*AA eg LSE UCL Durham, but nothing asking for AAA or below until around 18th with Edinburgh (AAA-ABB). Any thoughts on if i would get in with AAA for the top 10 ish? And where should I apply to if not?
AS grades: Chem A, Phys A, Maths A.
GCSE: A*A*A*AAAAAABB
my predicted grades are currently BCD but will be asking to change these after my AS grades.
(I might get an A* in maths but its unlikely so im considering realistically what uni i could go to)
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When looking at Economic courses i can't see nearly any within the top 20 asking for AAA. I see a lot of A*AA eg LSE UCL Durham, but nothing asking for AAA or below until around 18th with Edinburgh (AAA-ABB). Any thoughts on if i would get in with AAA for the top 10 ish? And where should I apply to if not?
AS grades: Chem A, Phys A, Maths A.
GCSE: A*A*A*AAAAAABB
my predicted grades are currently BCD but will be asking to change these after my AS grades.
(I might get an A* in maths but its unlikely so im considering realistically what uni i could go to)
https://warwick.ac.uk/study/undergra...anandeconomics

There are a lot of joint honours courses at Warwick requiring AAB/AAA
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I'm doing econ and did maths, chem, phys and fmaths. Bristol uni offered me AAB as a contextual offer (this is a top 5 uni for more mathematical econ courses, close to Warwick so I was well chuffed). Southampton and Birmingham offered me AAB and AAA respectively. They were all originaly AAA but as Bristol is by far the best one I chose it as my firm. Lots of top unis ask for an A* in maths, so those aren't likely to change their offers much but most of the top 20 can offer lower offers then the A*AA which is advertised. I got A*AAA, which is what i was predicted, I didn't look at entry requirements tbh, just at which unis were good at econ (so I had southampton and birmingham as my safety choices).
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https://warwick.ac.uk/study/undergra...anandeconomics

There are a lot of joint honours courses at Warwick requiring AAB/AAA
Thankyou for your comment, I can't see any on their websites other than language ones, which I am not interested in.
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Thankyou for your comment, I can't see any on their websites other than language ones, which I am not interested in.
https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/subject...economics-bsc/

Economics at St Andrews is AAA
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I'm doing econ and did maths, chem, phys and fmaths. Bristol uni offered me AAB as a contextual offer (this is a top 5 uni for more mathematical econ courses, close to Warwick so I was well chuffed). Southampton and Birmingham offered me AAB and AAA respectively. They were all originaly A*AA but as Bristol is by far the best one I chose it as my firm. Lots of top unis ask for an A* in maths, so those aren't likely to change their offers much but most of the top 20 can offer lower offers then the A*AA which is publicised. I got A*AAA, which is what i was predicted, I didn't look at entry requirements tbh, just at which unis were good at econ (so I had southampton and birmingham as my safety choices).
I don't think im eligible for the contextual offer, therefore you think i need the A* in maths?
Here are some questions i have, feel free to ignore me if you do not wish to answer.
How are you finding your course? Any plans on what you want to do afterwards?
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When looking at Economic courses i can't see nearly any within the top 20 asking for AAA. I see a lot of A*AA eg LSE UCL Durham, but nothing asking for AAA or below until around 18th with Edinburgh (AAA-ABB). Any thoughts on if i would get in with AAA for the top 10 ish? And where should I apply to if not?
AS grades: Chem A, Phys A, Maths A.
GCSE: A*A*A*AAAAAABB
my predicted grades are currently BCD but will be asking to change these after my AS grades.
(I might get an A* in maths but its unlikely so im considering realistically what uni i could go to)
don't bother applying to oxbridge lse, ucl and warwick for econ bcus they'll insta reject you if you don't have the predicted grades. if you get AAA predicted it'd be worth applying to some like Durham, Bristol, Notts, Bath, Exeter, etc as they're likely to still consider you with one grade below the requirements - they'd still probably offer you A*AA tho. for exeter specifically they actually tend to offer AAA if you firm it and A*AA if you insure it, just so yk
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https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/subject...economics-bsc/

Economics at St Andrews is AAA
thanks!! I will consider st andrews however it's very far from where I live, and i would prefer to be located at a pretty lively city.
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don't bother applying to oxbridge lse, ucl and warwick for econ bcus they'll insta reject you if you don't have the predicted grades. if you get AAA predicted it'd be worth applying to some like Durham, Bristol, Notts, Bath, Exeter, etc as they're likely to still consider you with one grade below the requirements - they'd still probably offer you A*AA tho. for exeter specifically they actually tend to offer AAA if you firm it and A*AA if you insure it, just so yk
Thanks, i think I'll get the AAA preidcted if im honest. Do you really think they value predicted grades so high as to reject me instantly just because I'm one grade off? (I am not considering oxbridge, as i know i wont get in)
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I don't think im eligible for the contextual offer, therefore you think i need the A* in maths?
Here are some questions i have, feel free to ignore me if you do not wish to answer.
How are you finding your course? Any plans on what you want to do afterwards?
I'm actually about to start so I have no clue what it's gonna be like. However, I can tell you that i started sixth form thinking i would do engineering but kinda felt that econ would be more interesting. I'm kinda scared as i've never done econ before. I want to try to go into development economics and would like to do something international like working for the UN or IMF but I know most of those jobs require masters/phd.
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I'm actually about to start so I have no clue what it's gonna be like. However, I can tell you that i started sixth form thinking i would do engineering but kinda felt that econ would be more interesting. I'm kinda scared as i've never done econ before. I want to try to go into development economics and would like to do something international like working for the UN or IMF but I know most of those jobs require masters/phd.
Thanks. Was also considering engineering (and physics and maths). Hope you have a good time at uni!
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I don't think im eligible for the contextual offer, therefore you think i need the A* in maths?
Here are some questions i have, feel free to ignore me if you do not wish to answer.
How are you finding your course? Any plans on what you want to do afterwards?
I'm actually about to start so I have no clue what it's gonna be like. However, I can tell you that i started sixth form thinking i would do engineering but kinda felt that econ would be more interesting. I'm kinda scared as i've never done econ before. I want to try to go into development economics and would like to do something international like working for the UN or IMF but I know most of those jobs require masters/phd.

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Thanks. Was also considering engineering (and physics and maths). Hope you have a good time at uni!
Yeah thanks, just apply for 2 or 3 A*AA unis which you like then 2 or 3 unis which require AAA or AAB and you'll be fine.
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Yeah thanks, just apply for 2 or 3 A*AA unis which you like then 2 or 3 unis which require AAA or AAB and you'll be fine.
what AAA/AAB unis do you recommend? someone mentioned Leed and st andrews?
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Thanks, i think I'll get the AAA preidcted if im honest. Do you really think they value predicted grades so high as to reject me instantly just because I'm one grade off? (I am not considering oxbridge, as i know i wont get in)
You get 5 choices so you can afford to take a risk with a couple - lots of unis saying they want A*AA will make offers to people predicted AAA.

My suggestion for an Insurance choice is Lancaster as they have an excellent business school and only want AAB but Leeds is a good shout for a livelier city

returnmigrant may be able to comment about Bristol
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What's the very worst results you think you might get? AAA? AAB? ABB? BBB? I know York lets people in with ABB but probably not worth using them as one of your options as they are still in clearing now for Economics all these weeks later.
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You get 5 choices so you can afford to take a risk with a couple - lots of unis saying they want A*AA will make offers to people predicted AAA.

My suggestion for an Insurance choice is Lancaster as they have an excellent business school and only want AAB but Leeds is a good shout for a livelier city

returnmigrant may be able to comment about Bristol
Thankyou very much! Do you agree whith what someone said that this doesn't apply to top unis eg lse?
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What's the very worst results you think you might get? AAA? AAB? ABB? BBB? I know York lets people in with ABB but probably not worth using them as one of your options as they are still in clearing now for Economics all these weeks later.
Honestly I dont know, my AS where a bit of a shock to me, but I want to capitalise on my good grades and push for tge absolute top grades I can get. Therefore I feel in some way that is is likely that I will atleast maintain the AAA grades. However a B in chemistry is likely as o simply hate the subject. So maybe AAB?
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Honestly I dont know, my AS where a bit of a shock to me, but I want to capitalise on my good grades and push for tge absolute top grades I can get. Therefore I feel in some way that is is likely that I will atleast maintain the AAA grades. However a B in chemistry is likely as o simply hate the subject. So maybe AAB?
And thanks for the york recommendation!
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