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I have GCSE grades of 988777766 but am predicted 3 A stars. I want to apply for politics and economics as a single degree - looking at UCL basc and LSE econ and politics but not sure if my GCSEs will make a competitive application

I don't really get a lot of support from my family (no one went to uni), live in a POLAR2 area so I'm completely clueless. Could anyone give any advice or alternative unis? Thanks!
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The fact that you got a 9 speaks for itself so you obviously must be clever not to mention being predicted 3 A*s! I think the fact that you're the first one in your family to go to uni will make sure that you're application gets noticed- first generation applicants are always important because they want to give you a good chance of getting in 😊 so I wouldnt worry about your GCSEs too much if your a levels are that impressive (they're better than what I predicted and I'm trying to get into oxford 😂) so I would say just go for it!
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Each University will state clearly on the course page exactly what GCSEs - subjects and grades - they require for each subject.
Many Unis will also score your overall' GCSE profile' and this forms part of the overall application assessment. However, its usually a small % of the total, typically 20%. Therefore your GCSEs will not be the deal-breaker - Unis are far more interested in A levels, Personal Statement etc.
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(Original post by 4greenbottles)
I have GCSE grades of 988777766 but am predicted 3 A stars. I want to apply for politics and economics as a single degree - looking at UCL basc and LSE econ and politics but not sure if my GCSEs will make a competitive application

I don't really get a lot of support from my family (no one went to uni), live in a POLAR2 area so I'm completely clueless. Could anyone give any advice or alternative unis? Thanks!
Most universities dont take an awful lot of notice of GCSEs but your are very good anyway. LSE is very competitive and difficult to get into. Some will look on you for a contextual offer. Are you just looking at London. If so, perhaps look at Kings. Places like Warwick, Exeter and Durham have good reputations in this area, It might be worth looking at subject tables and then work your way through. Dont totally rely on league tables as no table is accurate but at least it will give you some ideas. Look more for the course and location that is right for you.
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(Original post by 4greenbottles)
I have GCSE grades of 988777766 but am predicted 3 A stars. I want to apply for politics and economics as a single degree - looking at UCL basc and LSE econ and politics but not sure if my GCSEs will make a competitive application

I don't really get a lot of support from my family (no one went to uni), live in a POLAR2 area so I'm completely clueless. Could anyone give any advice or alternative unis? Thanks!
Your GCSEs are fine, but UCL and LSE are both competitive unis, so it is a good idea to think about alternative unis as well.

Do you want to stay in London, or would you consider moving elsewhere?
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