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So I am currently in year 12 and my A levels are economics, English literature and history and an EPQ. My predicted grades for my A levels are two A* and an A and an A* for my EPQ. I wish to study law at Cambridge or LSE and perhaps even maybe an Ivy League in the US such as Yale or Harvard. However, the problem is that my GCSE grades are not amazing:

English language 7
English literature 8
Math 7
Biology 7
Physics 8
Chemistry 7
Business 6
History 5
Arabic C

During my GCSEs, I just was not motivated at all and thus did not revise however I know that if I did revise I would be capable of doing much better. Now my problem is that universities take into consideration your predicted grades and your AS grades however all of my subjects are linear except economics so I do not have that much to show them. Is there a way for me to prove to these universities my academic intelligence, perhaps self-studying an AS subject and privately sitting it? My extracurriculars are really good I just need to find a way to prove my academic capabilities. Please help me!
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It depends. If you have lots of extra curriculars are good then maybe. A friend of mine fought to get his place for law at Cambridge, with 8 A* and 2A at GCSE. Plus, he doesn't even like it! wishes he went to Dumfries. He did 3 A-levels and his OFFER was A*A*A*, they mostly give offers to those who have 4 a level subjects. Anyway, the point is is they are big on GCSE's and academics in general, and perhaps your offer would be similar to my friends? Which would be lower than your predicted grades. Have you considered anywhere else? I'm sorry I can't comment on how to get into US unis unfortunately. I wish you good luck anyway!

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