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Possibilities of making it into the Undergrad Economics?

Will it be possible for me to enter into Warwick undergraduate’s economic course with bad GCSEs however amazing A-levels;

Math 7, English Lang and Lit 7/6, Geography 7, Business 8, Computer Sci 9, Religious 7, Biology 8, Chemistry 5, Physics 5

Predicated A-levels: Maths A*, Geography A, Economics A*, Business A*
so A*A*A*A

Note: I have some work experience from age 13 (even now) and also participated into stuff like student council, community work and other campaigns set by my school
Original post by xuecye
Will it be possible for me to enter into Warwick undergraduate’s economic course with bad GCSEs however amazing A-levels;

Math 7, English Lang and Lit 7/6, Geography 7, Business 8, Computer Sci 9, Religious 7, Biology 8, Chemistry 5, Physics 5

Predicated A-levels: Maths A*, Geography A, Economics A*, Business A*
so A*A*A*A

Note: I have some work experience from age 13 (even now) and also participated into stuff like student council, community work and other campaigns set by my school

I assume you've seen the web page for Warwick's Economics BSc course (here) where it says:

"A successful application to this programme requires the application to be strong in all areas, including:

Predicted/Current Grades
Past Academic Record
Personal Statement
School reference
"

(The bold is theirs, not mine.)

Is there any particular reason for the difference in your GCSE and predicted A level grade profiles? And will that explanation be included in your school reference?
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Reply 2
Original post by DataVenia
I assume you've seen the web page for Warwick's Economics BSc course (here) where it says:
"A successful application to this programme requires the application to be strong in all areas, including:
Predicted/Current Grades
Past Academic Record
Personal Statement
School reference
"
(The bold is theirs, not mine.)
Is there any particular reason for the difference in your GCSE and predicted A level grade profiles? And will that explanation be included in your school reference?

Medical reason ing due to my a sudden condition I had developed called psoriasis just after the mocks in the GCSEs after catching Covid, I had a mental breakdown and had to be in hospital a lot for checkups since the flare-up was really bad compared to others. Thankful the school does know about it so I will remind them to include it in my school reference
Original post by xuecye
Medical reason ing due to my a sudden condition I had developed called psoriasis just after the mocks in the GCSEs after catching Covid, I had a mental breakdown and had to be in hospital a lot for checkups since the flare-up was really bad compared to others. Thankful the school does know about it so I will remind them to include it in my school reference

Understood; thank you. On the FAQ page provided by the Department of Economics (here) they say:

"You will need a strong set of GCSE grades including the majority at A (or 7) and A* (or 8-9). Your GCSE (or equivalent) English Language and Mathematics grades should be no lower than B (or 6). We also consider your overall GCSE subject profile."

Given that your GCSEs meet (well, exceed) those requirement - even with your medical condition - I would hope that your GCSE grades will not be an issue. Do make sure your school refer to it in their reference though, as it puts those grades into context.
Reply 4
Original post by DataVenia
Understood; thank you. On the FAQ page provided by the Department of Economics (here) they say:
"You will need a strong set of GCSE grades including the majority at A (or 7) and A* (or 8-9). Your GCSE (or equivalent) English Language and Mathematics grades should be no lower than B (or 6). We also consider your overall GCSE subject profile."
Given that your GCSEs meet (well, exceed) those requirement - even with your medical condition - I would hope that your GCSE grades will not be an issue. Do make sure your school refer to it in their reference though, as it puts those grades into context.

Thank you very much! :smile:

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