Chances of getting into UCL/LSEWatch
I made a mistake last year applying for unis based on prestige rather than ones I genuinely want to go to. I have offers from Durham and Warwick for accounting and finance but I really want to live in the city. I have an offer from Leeds but I don't think I want to go there because it's quite local.
I'm thinking of taking a gap year and applying for the London unis (LSE, A&F and UCL, economics and stats). I'm curious what my chances are of getting in because it's so competitive and I don't want to waste a year just to get rejected. I don't have top academics but given the school I go to they're good apparently.
A levels-Business, economics, maths (and an EPQ)
Predicted grades-A*A*A respectively
Realistic grades-A*A*A* or A*AA if I'm unlucky in teacher assessments
GCSEs-5 A*s, 4 As, 1 B
Extra-curricular-Work experience in finance firm, CISI level 3 qualification, bronze and silvers in senior maths challenge each year, tried to start a social enterprise teaching kids financial education, represented school for business and economics, student investor challenge top 10%.
I'm aware the chances are slim, but how slim??
Unfortunately, your A-level combination rules you out for LSE - LSE views Economics and Business as overlapping subjects. In other words, they aren't sufficiently different to count as two separate subjects, so LSE would not view you as having 3 valid A-levels, the minimum requirement.