Very confused about UK schools? (mainly LSE)
I don't understand the testing policies, and whether conditional offers are common or not.
Schools I am interested in: LSE, SOAS, UCL, KCL and Oxford for International Relations.
Next year I am taking the following courses:
AP English Language
AP US Gov't
I'm taking the AP exam for all of them, and I am self-studying comparative government, so if all goes right I'll have 7 5s. However, UCAS has Group A and B, where English is the only relevant exam I've taken.
But I've read on LSE's site that macro+micro count as one, same with the two gov'ts. Would other schools have the same policy and see my junior year test scores as 3 preferred and 2 non-preferred like LSE does?
Even then I'm one short for entry, I know they make conditional offers on your senior year exam marks.
Senior year I am taking the following APs:
These are all preferred subjects, could they give me a conditional offer? Like would they want 5s on all of these or would they be looking for a 5 on just one?
I've heard that for LSE you need Calculus, so even though I'm doing IR I'm doing Calculus BC. I've looked at the course overview and I'm not interested in taking the Economics courses, so can I take AB instead?
Oxford says they want a 32, but if I score a 33 am I seen as less than an applicant with a 35, or are we viewed the same?
Thank you in advance for the advice