AS level results day isn’t a happy day for everyone. It certainly wasn’t for me. However, I found a way to turn my D’s into A’s and secure a place at a top university. Attend my workshop at the London School of Economics to find out how I did it and how you can do it too! – Anshul Raja
Hope you are having a good day. I saw that you are a financial trader and I have always wanted to be stockbroker so I just figured that I should ask you some things.
What was your degree in?
Any advice for me going into that career?
Did you attend the London academy of trading to get a qualification and learn more?
Thank you for your message. I did Chemical Engineering at university. It’s funny you mention LAT, I met with the directors of that company recently – they are running a good trader education business. How did you hear about them if you don’t mind me asking?
1. Apply for gap year placements at top investment banks
2. Apply to spring week programs at top investment banks when you start university
3. Read ‘Vault Career Guide to Investment Banking’ front to back
4. Read ‘FT Guide to Using the Financial Pages’ front to back
5. Read the Economist every week and get into the habit of forming your opinion on the economy and financial markets
6. If you have any interest in computer science then I highly recommend learning a programming language like Python
I hope that helps!
I basically had a terrible year last year and am now in a position similar to which you were in. I’m going into the year with the following: B in economics, D in History and E in Maths, so I’ve already just ordered a copy of your book (can’t wait to read it)
I have to retake all the AS modules alongside my A2 exams, so I don’t have any backings for a good predicted grade. You said you convinced your teachers to give you higher predicted grades so you could apply to UCL, how did you do it? Because right now I need predictions of AAA to study the course I want to do, but at the moment it would seem that it would be a miracle to even be predicted a B in maths. My mocks are in November 30th and hopefully I can use good results from that to bargain for a higher predict grade, although it still seems unlikely.
What should I do? 😦
Thanks for purchasing our book. It was difficult and I got a bit lucky to be honest. Try and show them that you are serious about improving your grades – send letters from your parents and hand them a written detailed plan on how you ate going to improve (use examples from our book too). Push as much as you can, but don’t be disheartened if they don’t change it. It’s still worth working hard, taking a gap year and re-applying.
Sorry for such a late reply, yeah I heard about LAT Just from searching ‘learn to trade’ online. Would you recommend them? I aspire to be a financial trader at Goldman Sachs