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    (Original post by such_a_lady)
    Obviously :lol: I was the one asking all the questions about the Waynflete building over in the other thread^^
    Ahh! I thought I recognised the username. Apologies, we have mock exams at the moment and I am a bit distracted...

    Well I am making another video project special for the Freshers, so you'll be seeing that before you arrive
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    Btw, how important do you think the TSA is for PPE? Especially for an international applicant not having done the GSCE and thus having no real grades to be assessed on apart from school ranking in previous years. I've heard some say that if you get a good enough TSA score, maybe 80 or above, they'll invite you to interview no matter what and only reject you if your interview is really quite bad.
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    Can we get this stickied nowish please?

    Smart initiative.
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    (Original post by Aeonstorm)
    Btw, how important do you think the TSA is for PPE? Especially for an international applicant not having done the GSCE and thus having no real grades to be assessed on apart from school ranking in previous years. I've heard some say that if you get a good enough TSA score, maybe 80 or above, they'll invite you to interview no matter what and only reject you if your interview is really quite bad.
    Well my TSA score was above 80, and I didn't get an interview, but maybe the cutoff is higher...

    Applied with IB predicted score of 37, SATs of 2290, mediocre PS
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    (Original post by Eldedu)
    Well my TSA score was above 80, and I didn't get an interview, but maybe the cutoff is higher...

    Applied with IB predicted score of 37, SATs of 2290, mediocre PS
    It might have been your IB prediction I guess. If it doesnt even meet the requirement, its unlikely they'll invite you to interview. Although do you mind sending me your PS? I'd be interested to read it nonetheless.
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    Thank youu for making these videos So useful
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    (Original post by Aeonstorm)
    It might have been your IB prediction I guess. If it doesnt even meet the requirement, its unlikely they'll invite you to interview. Although do you mind sending me your PS? I'd be interested to read it nonetheless.
    Yes, I know. I was just trying to illustrate that there is no "interview no matter what" policy at Oxford which is what you seemed to be asking in your first post. You either have what they're asking for or you don't.

    While it's very kind of you to still be interested "nonetheless", I'd rather not actually, it was quite personal. Basically I said too much about my own life experience and not enough about the books I'd read, my ideas on the subject, etc.
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    (Original post by Eldedu)
    Yes, I know. I was just trying to illustrate that there is no "interview no matter what" policy at Oxford which is what you seemed to be asking in your first post. You either have what they're asking for or you don't.

    While it's very kind of you to still be interested "nonetheless", I'd rather not actually, it was quite personal. Basically I said too much about my own life experience and not enough about the books I'd read, my ideas on the subject, etc.
    Yeah, sorry, I meant if all other requirements had been passed, since I'm assuming most applicants would meet the requirements if they chose to apply and yet only like 45% are invited for interview.

    And that's cool, I understand your decision. I apologise if I caused offence.
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    The 12 minute, hugely comprehensive Personal Statement Guide is now online!

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    The 12 minute, hugely comprehensive Personal Statement Guide is now online!

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    If you do like the series, please do share it !
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    (Original post by Ja-m-ie)
    If you do like the series, please do share it !
    I'll send it to my Deputy HoS who was head of the Oxbridge Committee and knew way less than I did :facepalm:

    Also spotted you on the Magdalen group- talk about ubiquitous!
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    (Original post by such_a_lady)
    I'll send it to my Deputy HoS who was head of the Oxbridge Committee and knew way less than I did :facepalm:

    Also spotted you on the Magdalen group- talk about ubiquitous!
    Hmm... then by deduction you are Chiara ?
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    (Original post by Ja-m-ie)
    Hmm... then by deduction you are Chiara ?
    How did you guess
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    If you like the series, please do send it to your schools and peers!

    Happy May Day
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