Academic profile (predicted and achieved grades)
Successful applicants for BA Geography (L702) and BSc Geography with Economics (L7L1) are, typically, predicted to achieve, or have already achieved at least AAA in their A level examinations (or a minimum of 38 out of 45 IB points, with higher level subjects as per the above list). Successful applicants for BSc Environment and Development (FK84) and BSc Environmental Policy with Economics (F9L1) are, typically, predicted to achieve or have already achieved a minimum of AAB in their A level examinations (or a minimum of 37 out of 45 IB points, with higher level subjects as per the above list). Applicants will have achieved strong GCSE (or equivalent) grades including a significant number at A and A*. In terms of GCSE grades, the selectors consider not just the number of top GCSE grades that you have been awarded, but also your overall GCSE subject profile. GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English Language grades, in particular, should be no lower than a grade B.
If you are currently completing an A level or IB Diploma programme but have not previously followed a GCSE curriculum, you should list your most recent school leaving qualifications in the relevant section of the UCAS application.
Your AS grades are also taken into consideration as these give the selectors a clear indication of your ability to obtain the minimum A level entry requirements. Thus the higher your AS grades (obtained at the first sitting) the better the chance you will have of being made an offer.
Please remember, however, that the information above relates to minimum entry standards. Applicants who are predicted to achieve or who have already achieved grades of AAA or AAB and above at A level or in excess of 37 points for the IB are not automatically guaranteed an offer; much will depend on other factors, such as motivation and commitment to further study, relevant wider reading and other activities designed to prepare you for undergraduate study at LSE. These should be outlined in your personal statement.
The selectors have the discretion, in exceptional circumstances, to vary the standard A level or IB offer, if they feel it is appropriate to do so.
Entry profiles for the four Geography and Environment degree programmes are available on the UCAS website by following the link to 'Course Search'