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I’m in year 12 & want to study econ at uni. I’m predicted 4 A*s in maths, physics, chem & econ. And an A in my EPQ. Can someone pls tell me some realistic unis that I’ll get into!! Can be absolutely anywhere in the UK as I will be happy wherever I go, just need some initial ideas! Thank you I’m advance
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surely you know exactly what unis you could get into with those grades- literally any of them. A simple google search would do. Stop fishing for compliments lol
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nottingham, warwick (maybe) bristol.
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surely you know exactly what unis you could get into with those grades- literally any of them. A simple google search would do. Stop fishing for compliments lol
they couldn't get into Cambridge or LSE and probably not even UCL. Oxford maybe but they'd need to do really well on the entrance exam since economics (and management) is the most competitive course there.
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Don't listen to the above user. With 4 A*'s predicted and an A in EPQ you will have a good shot at UCL; maybe not Cambridge because they usually reject people who don't take further Maths. I'd still apply to UCL and LSE and even Oxford (but note Oxford doesn't do a pure economics program, they do Economics+ Management).
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Don't listen to the above user. With 4 A*'s predicted and an A in EPQ you will have a good shot at UCL; maybe not Cambridge because they usually reject people who don't take further Maths. I'd still apply to UCL and LSE and even Oxford (but note Oxford doesn't do a pure economics program, they do Economics+ Management).
unless their school didn't offer further maths then they have like no chance at LSE, that is the general house view on tsr and is literally specified by LSE themselves. Same thing applies to UCL but to a lesser degree so its worth applying there.
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Any except LSE; without FM you aren't competitive for LSE single honours economics, unless you weren't able to take it because your school doesn't offer it. Most years 95% of successful applicants to LSE single honours economics have AS or A-level FM. Note that for some of the joint honours courses there lack of FM is less of an issue (usually the ones that are joint with essay based subjects, and PPE). While note having FM is less ideal for e.g. Warwick and Cambridge, there isn't such a huge gap in success rates between those with and without FM as at LSE. If you wanted to take a gap year and take FM then, you could also add LSE to the list though and apply to literally any economics course in the UK.
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Any except LSE; without FM you aren't competitive for LSE single honours economics, unless you weren't able to take it because your school doesn't offer it. Most years 95% of successful applicants to LSE single honours economics have AS or A-level FM. Note that for some of the joint honours courses there lack of FM is less of an issue (usually the ones that are joint with essay based subjects, and PPE). While note having FM is less ideal for e.g. Warwick and Cambridge, there isn't such a huge gap in success rates between those with and without FM as at LSE. If you wanted to take a gap year and take FM then, you could also add LSE to the list though and apply to literally any economics course in the UK.
For cambridge there is a huge gap as well, in 2014 and 2015 only 8 % and then 5.7% were made offers without having done futher maths AS/A level. I would think this has decreased in the past 7 years since more schools have adopted fmaths: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque..._passthrough=1
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With your grades you should be applying to top unis, but w/o further maths, your chances for getting admitted to pure economics courses at places like LSE, Cambridge, Warwick and UCL—the top schools for econ in the country—are low (though nowhere near impossible). That's why I think you should search for other interests and apply for combined economics courses, ex. Econ & Econ History at LSE, History Politics and Economics at UCL, EPAIS at Warwick, Land Economy at Cambridge, etc.
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