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Do i have a chance at LSE?

Hey guys. I was wondering if I stand any chance considering there's strong competition at LSE. I'm thinking of applying for econ & econ/maths courses at Cambridge, LSE, Warwick, Sheffield and Bath. I've achieved A*A*A* in Maths, FM & Econ.

However, my IGCSEs are quite bad. Mostly applicants have around 7-8 A*/A. Mine are 999ABBBB5.

I am confident that I can get 6.5+ on the TMUA. To an extent, that should compensate for my lack of IGCSE grades but a part of me is still convinced that there's no chance.

What do you guys think? Should I apply to another uni instead of LSE perhaps?
Reply 1
I'm not sure if this is relevant or if they even take a look at UMS but I scored 570/600, 537/600 & 389/400 in Maths, FM & Econ respectively.
Carr Saunders Halls, LSE
London School of Economics
London
Reply 2
I wish we would stop getting posts like these. "I got solid A* grades at A-level will I ever get into uni?". Use some common sense, please.
Reply 3
Original post by finn61
I wish we would stop getting posts like these. "I got solid A* grades at A-level will I ever get into uni?". Use some common sense, please.


I am sorry. I was just worried that my IGCSEs would hold me back since a lot of people got rejected from LSE last year due to their IGCSEs not being strong enough (despite having A* at A levels). So please know that my intention was not to brag about my A levels or anything of that sort. Additionally, my question wasn't if I will ever get into a uni. I was talking about LSE specifically. I just felt like perhaps it would be better if I applied to an another university instead and wanted an insight.
Original post by Pistas
Hey guys. I was wondering if I stand any chance considering there's strong competition at LSE. I'm thinking of applying for econ & econ/maths courses at Cambridge, LSE, Warwick, Sheffield and Bath. I've achieved A*A*A* in Maths, FM & Econ.

However, my IGCSEs are quite bad. Mostly applicants have around 7-8 A*/A. Mine are 999ABBBB5.

I am confident that I can get 6.5+ on the TMUA. To an extent, that should compensate for my lack of IGCSE grades but a part of me is still convinced that there's no chance.

What do you guys think? Should I apply to another uni instead of LSE perhaps?

Cambridge don't care much about GCSEs, neither do UCL, as long as you have a good range of 9s, 8s and 7s with the odd 6 or 5. For example, I read they want 5A*/A grades at least at GCSE level. You clearly have 999A, and are just shy of fulfilling the GCSE entry requirements for LSE.

If it was me, I would still apply to LSE, as well as Cambridge, UCL, Warwick, KCL and Bath or even Bristol. :wink:
Reply 5
Original post by thegeek888
Cambridge don't care much about GCSEs, neither do UCL, as long as you have a good range of 9s, 8s and 7s with the odd 6 or 5. For example, I read they want 5A*/A grades at least at GCSE level. You clearly have 999A, and are just shy of fulfilling the GCSE entry requirements for LSE.

If it was me, I would still apply to LSE, as well as Cambridge, UCL, Warwick, KCL and Bath or even Bristol. :wink:


Thank you! I'll be applying to Cambridge, UCL & WW. :smile:
Original post by Pistas
Hey guys. I was wondering if I stand any chance considering there's strong competition at LSE. I'm thinking of applying for econ & econ/maths courses at Cambridge, LSE, Warwick, Sheffield and Bath. I've achieved A*A*A* in Maths, FM & Econ.

However, my IGCSEs are quite bad. Mostly applicants have around 7-8 A*/A. Mine are 999ABBBB5.

I am confident that I can get 6.5+ on the TMUA. To an extent, that should compensate for my lack of IGCSE grades but a part of me is still convinced that there's no chance.

What do you guys think? Should I apply to another uni instead of LSE perhaps?

Hi, did you eventually get into Cambridge, UCL etc?

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