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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    It really doesn't matter that much once you've passed the UCAS point barrier.

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    What is the point barrier


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    What is the point barrier


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    Usually 320-340. RBS, Greenhill and Rothschild want 360. UBS is lower at 300.

    Goldman has no points barrier.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Usually 320-340. RBS, Greenhill and Rothschild want 360. UBS is lower at 300.

    Goldman has no points barrier.

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    Nice i got high 400's.


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Nice i got high 400's.


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    Nice one man! It's only based on your top 3 A-levels so 420 is kind of the max.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Nice one man! It's only based on your top 3 A-levels so 420 is kind of the max.

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    It's not, as far as I know. I've never seen the forms explicitly say top 3 only - I've always put my overall total.
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    (Original post by Noble.)
    It's not, as far as I know. I've never seen the forms explicitly say top 3 only - I've always put my overall total.
    They don't state it, but it's the usual practice to only look at the top 3. Mostly because people with BBBB or BBCCb can get past the screen, which isn't really fair.

    Obviously, they look at the entire set of grades.

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    I know this might get asked a lot, but does what degree you have disadvantage you at all when getting into banking? For example, a Biology degree from UCL or Bath, would that be suitable?
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Nice one man! It's only based on your top 3 A-levels so 420 is kind of the max.

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    Yh i got 380 A*A*(m fm) B in physics.


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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    Yh i got 380 A*A*(m fm) B in physics.


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    You're fine then. Just focus on other areas of your profile.

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    All things remaining equal:

    LSE Accounting and Finance vs UCL Economics


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    All things remaining equal:

    LSE Accounting and Finance vs UCL Economics


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    Good heavens. Just choose the course you want to do.

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    (Original post by iBall)
    All things remaining equal:

    LSE Accounting and Finance vs UCL Economics


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    Economics.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Good heavens. Just choose the course you want to do.

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    I like both courses and would be happy doing either tbh, is it wrong for wanting perspectives?


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    (Original post by iBall)
    I like both courses and would be happy doing either tbh, is it wrong for wanting perspectives?


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    There is no perspective required. Choose a course you prefer and continue building up your profile - ceteris paribus situations will not occur.

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    (Original post by Noble.)
    Economics.
    why? a and f is probably if any, the most applicable degree to ibd
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    There is no perspective required. Choose a course you prefer and continue building up your profile - ceteris paribus situations will not occur.

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    I feel I'm very able to break into IB and didn't ask the question based on what would be better for me, I've got a pretty strong profile already considering my age which I will continue to build.

    I just wanted to see what people thought about the courses relative to each-other, those opinions wouldn't have influenced my own decisions but I was asked this by one of my friends and simply aired the same question out here.
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    (Original post by iBall)
    I feel I'm very able to break into IB and didn't ask the question based on what would be better for me, I've got a pretty strong profile already considering my age which I will continue to build.

    I just wanted to see what people thought about the courses relative to each-other, those opinions wouldn't have influenced my own decisions but I was asked this by one of my friends and simply aired the same question out here.
    Lol, TSR will never cease to amaze me.

    The simple answer is they are both target unis and going to one over the other will have a marginal difference on someone's prospects.

    Nice humblebrag as well, definitely going to help you out in interviews. :')
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Lol, TSR will never cease to amaze me.

    The simple answer is they are both target unis and going to one over the other will have a marginal difference on someone's prospects.

    Nice humblebrag as well, definitely going to help you out in interviews. :'
    Ok

    Your answer was exactly the same as mine, like I said the question came from a discussion with a friend.

    Thanks, long way away from interviews
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    (Original post by welcometoib)
    why? a and f is probably if any, the most applicable degree to ibd
    True, but that doesn't make it a better degree to do. I don't know about IBD, but you'll definitely find senior people in securities who, all else equal, would rather someone had an economics degree than A&F.
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    (Original post by iBall)
    I feel I'm very able to break into IB and didn't ask the question based on what would be better for me, I've got a pretty strong profile already considering my age which I will continue to build.

    I just wanted to see what people thought about the courses relative to each-other, those opinions wouldn't have influenced my own decisions but I was asked this by one of my friends and simply aired the same question out here.
    What do you mean by strong profile? What ECs have you been doing to prep for IB?


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