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Hello and welcome to the official LSE undergraduate applicants thread for the 2020-21 academic year!

If you're thinking of applying to LSE this autumn, then introduce yourself! Reply with...

Course(s) you're applying for at LSE
Other universities you're applying for
GCSE grades
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Home country

I'm Lucy, and I'm the forum helper for the LSE subsection on TSR - I'm just coming to the end of my third and final year at LSE studying Politics and History, so if you have any questions about applying to LSE, my course, or the university in general, feel free to ask. Just please don't ask me what your chances are of getting in, as I simply don't know.
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Course(s) you're applying for at LSE Maths and/with econ
Other universities you're applying for i dont quite know yet but probs other russell group unis
GCSE grades 999888A*A*77777
Predicted A-level grades & subjects A*AAA (maths, further maths, physics and econ)
Home country UK
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Course(s) you're applying for at LSE: Law
Other universities you're applying for: Cambridge, Durham, Kings, and probably Exeter
GCSE grades: 9888888876
Predicted A-level grades & subjects: A*A*A (Law, Maths, English Lit)
Home country: England
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Course(s) you're applying for at LSE: Economics and Economic History
Other universities you're applying for: UCL, Warwick, Kings, Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol, Durham
GCSE grades: N/A
Predicted A-level grades & subjects: A*A*A*AA [EPQ(A2), Russian(A2), Maths(A2), Econs(AS), Psych(AS)]
Home country: KZ
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Course(s) you're applying for: Maths and/with economics
Other universities you're applying for: Cambridge, UCL, Durham, Warwick
GCSE grades: 9999998887
Predicted A level grades and subjects: A*A*AA (Mathematics, Physics, Economics, Futher Mathematics)
Home country: England
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Course(s) you're applying for at LSE: bsc finance/bsc financial mathematics and statistics
Other universities you're applying for: UCL/KCL
GCSE grades: 999D*888A66
Predicted A-level grades & subjects: A*A*A(mathematics, business studies, economics)
Home country: england
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Course(s) I'm applying for at LSE: Bsc Acturial Science
Other Universities I'm applying for: Warwick, Bath, Exeter, UCL
GCSE grades: 9A*1A
Predict A-level grades & subjects: A*A*A*A (Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry, Economics)
Home Country: Malaysia

It would be great if you could advice me on how a four a level subject conditional offer would be. I read somewhere that the usual 4 A level offer is AAAE (pass in fourth subject). However with my further mathematics subject combination, do they usually specify the E requirement to belong to Further Mathematics, meaning AAAE(A in Maths and E in Further Mathematics)? Or is there a case where AAAE (A in Maths) with no specific subject for the fourth a level?

Many thanks in advance!
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Course(s) you're applying for at LSE: Politics and international relations
Other universities you're applying for: Cambridge, Warwick, Durham
GCSE grades: 999999888
Predicted A-level grades & subjects A*A*AA (english literature, EPQ, economics, politics)
Home country: England
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Hi Lucy,

needed your inputs please. My A level subjects are Math, Economics, History and Chemistry. The predictions have not come yet but I expect A* Math and A in all the three other subjects (best case I might possibly get A* in one or two of the other three). My GCSE math score was 6 hence though my school has Further Maths at A level but I was not allowed to take it. My GCSE has combination of 9, 8,7 and 6.

What are my chances to get Economics at LSE. I am very keen on Economics hence have worked very hard on Maths and expecting A*. Is there anything else I can do to show that I can handle Further maths with ease. Based on my focus and work ethic, I expect my teacher to mention my commitment to Maths and the extra work as part of the reference. I am a home student.

I will greatly appreciate your advice.

Thank you so much for the help
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Hi Lucy,

needed your inputs please. My A level subjects are Math, Economics, History and Chemistry. The predictions have not come yet but I expect A* Math and A in all the three other subjects (best case I might possibly get A* in one or two of the other three). My GCSE math score was 6 hence though my school has Further Maths at A level but I was not allowed to take it. My GCSE has combination of 9, 8,7 and 6.

What are my chances to get Economics at LSE. I am very keen on Economics hence have worked very hard on Maths and expecting A*. Is there anything else I can do to show that I can handle Further maths with ease. Based on my focus and work ethic, I expect my teacher to mention my commitment to Maths and the extra work as part of the reference. I am a home student.

I will greatly appreciate your advice.

Thank you so much for the help
As I don’t have any insider insight into the LSE admissions process (I’m just a student), I’m afraid I can’t answer questions as niche as this.

All I can really tell you is the general fact that without Further Maths, your chances of BSc Economics are less than 5%, while they’d be closer to 40% if you had it.

For a question as detailed as yours, you’d be better off emailing LSE and asking them.
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Thank you Lucy. Any suggestion on what I can do more or any additional course to demonstrate my Maths capability.

Thanks again
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Thank you Lucy. Any suggestion on what I can do more or any additional course to demonstrate my Maths capability.

Thanks again
Would self studying AS Further Maths be a possibility?

You could get started over the summer and then take it next summer.
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Sure Lucy, thank you. I will explore the idea.

Kind regards
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Course(s) you're applying for at LSE Economics
Other universities you're applying for Cambridge, UCL, Edinburgh, St Andrews
GCSE grades 8 A's (National 5), 5 A's (predicted Higher, results coming in August)
Predicted A-level grades & subjects 4 A's (Advanced Higher)
Home country Scotland
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Is this thread still active haha?
Course: Economics and Politics
Other universities: Leeds, Warwick, Manchester, Durham (maybe)
(I)GCSE: A*A*A*A*A*AA D(I want to cry about this)
Predicted A level: Haven't come out yet, will in September (Math, Economics, Psychology, Sociology)
Home Country: India
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Disclaimer: mature-age applicant here! I'd also love to know what you think of my stats and chances, please!
Course(s) you're applying for at LSE: Law
Other universities you're applying for: Cambridge, UCL, Kings, Warwick
GCSE grades: 6A* 1A
A-level grades: TANKED IT: Math, Physics, Chemistry, Information Tech at BCCC and AS English at A
Predicted grades: BA in Political Science + Minor in English Lit, predicted GPA 3.75/4 (first class equivalent)
Extracurriculars: teaching assistant at the university level, student government, 3-month long internship with a human rights law chamber, volunteering teaching English to support staff
Home country: India
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Course(s) you're applying for at LSE: Economics BSc
Other universities you're applying for: Cambridge, Warwick, UCL, Bath (?) Durham (?)
GCSE grades: 9999999998
Predicted A-level grades & subjects: Maths, Further maths, Economics, History, EPQ (all A*-A predictions)
Home country: England
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(Original post by g.ana)
Course(s) you're applying for at LSE: Economics BSc
Other universities you're applying for: Cambridge, Warwick, UCL, Bath (?) Durham (?)
GCSE grades: 9999999998
Predicted A-level grades & subjects: Maths, Further maths, Economics, History, EPQ (all A*-A predictions)
Home country: England
Just to check, is Maths one of your A* predictions?
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Disclaimer: mature-age applicant here! I'd also love to know what you think of my stats and chances, please!
Course(s) you're applying for at LSE: Law
Other universities you're applying for: Cambridge, UCL, Kings, Warwick
GCSE grades: 6A* 1A
A-level grades: TANKED IT: Math, Physics, Chemistry, Information Tech at BCCC and AS English at A
Predicted grades: BA in Political Science + Minor in English Lit, predicted GPA 3.75/4 (first class equivalent)
Extracurriculars: teaching assistant at the university level, student government, 3-month long internship with a human rights law chamber, volunteering teaching English to support staff
Home country: India
Are you applying for LLB law? Or for a masters?

If Masters, then you might want to start a postgrad thread, as this is the undergrad applicants thread.

If you are applying to do a second undergraduate degree, and this is the right thread for you, then regarding your chances, all I can really tell you is that the offer rate for LLB Law at LSE is 20%.

I'm don't have any information on which to calculate individual applicants' chances of an offer - I don't work for LSE admissions, and I have no access to their methods or data.

Additionally, anything I do know relates to typical school-leaver applicants applying with their A-level or IB grades (as they form the vast majority of these threads!). Mature applicants such as yourself, applying with non-traditional qualifications (in that you already have an undergrad degree) are assessed by LSE on a case by case basis.
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(Original post by LeapingLucy)
Are you applying for LLB law? Or for a masters?

If Masters, then you might want to start a postgrad thread, as this is the undergrad applicants thread.

If you are applying to do a second undergraduate degree, and this is the right thread for you, then regarding your chances, all I can really tell you is that the offer rate for LLB Law at LSE is 20%.

I'm don't have any information on which to calculate individual applicants' chances of an offer - I don't work for LSE admissions, and I have no access to their methods or data.

Additionally, anything I do know relates to typical school-leaver applicants applying with their A-level or IB grades (as they form the vast majority of these threads!). Mature applicants such as yourself, applying with non-traditional qualifications (in that you already have an undergrad degree) are assessed by LSE on a case by case basis.
Hey, I'm applying for an LLB, thanks for your help though!
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