Lowest grades entry Watch

willmorley
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Hey i was just wondering if anybody knew the lowest alevel/gcse grades evere known to get in to LSE?
I didnt try in m gcse's so i shouldnt be getting any a*'s like planned!
But im gunna work my ass off in college and try to get the 4 A/A*s i know i can get!
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LSE are one of the strictest places for GCSEs in the country I'm afraid, they are quite reknown for this. I can't say what the lowest GCSEs are, but I'd imagine without a hanful of As and Bs you won't be considered. Remember that competition at LSE is comparable to Oxbridge - so many people are predicted AAA(A) for A2, and achieve this at AS that GCSEs have to be used as an indicator.

So long as you've done decently then apply, but if they are really poor without actual mitigating circumstances then I wouldn't waste the chance.
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I was at LSE yesterday.
It was one of the questions that was brought up.
They often say 5A*'s and above for GCSE
however, the lecturer said that they look at WHERE you did your GCSE's in the league tables.
If you went to a crud school and got 4A's 6B's they arent going to punish you because of the circumstances you were in. However, if you get 4A's and 6B's at the top schools, then youve got a battle on your hands.
I only know about the Law statistics but 18 candidates apply for 1 place.
Its competitive.

If you havent finalised your AS choices, make sure you dont pick on of the "Soft ALevles" which can be found in the back of the LSE Prospectus
these included Buisness and Media and Theatre Studies
that malarky
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its like BBB, or ABB at A-Level. You could find a good answer by looking at their website... Not all their courses are of the highest requirements.
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Mitigating Circumstances= Lower Grade Requirements perhaps? Ethnic-Minority Lesbian Gay Cripple with Learning Difficulties struggling in a deprived gang-infested drug-infested school in a part of the country which is about to fall into the sea while being besieged by illegal immigrants, EU directives and Bloody Foreigners who overload the NHS and overcrowd the schools?
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(Original post by The Edwinnator)
Mitigating Circumstances= Bloody Foreigners who overload the NHS and overcrowd the schools?

wow this is a very xenophobic comment ! don't you think so?
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wow this is a very xenophobic comment ! don't you think so?
I'm a foreigner actually- That's my Tory Bigot impression
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i came top of my secondary school which only had a 33% A*-C pass rate, will they consider this? and do i have to put it in my PS or references?

thnx
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(Original post by The Edwinnator)
I'm a foreigner actually- That's my Tory Bigot impression

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(Original post by tokyorose888)
i came top of my secondary school which only had a 33% A*-C pass rate, will they consider this? and do i have to put it in my PS or references?

thnx
it might be real good if your referee includes that
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I agree with Petite_Chaperon_Rose

I was also at a school with little pass rate 27% i think, and in my first draft in the application to a really good college, i was told not to mention the fact that the school was bad, because it gives them the impression that you complain a lot about schools and will never be satisfied, and may do the same about that college or univeristy.

They will already know that you've been to a lower down school and achieved the grades however your referee could add " I am pleased with this persons achievements at GCSE given the circumstances of the school".

Then your not being the *****
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Well I knew this girl who went to manchester academy which has about a 16% pass rate :eek: I know got a few A's & B's applied to LSE for Law and got rejected so it doesn't always work like that all the time.

I got 2A* 5A 2B C at GCSE and applied for social pol and econ so i think it is also relative to what course you apply to
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and also your personal statement is important as well as your reference
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I know of someone who got in for straight Eco with 4A*s at GCSE a couple of years ago.
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