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    I just wondered if I were to apply for Oxford university for next year to study Psychology (experimental) after taking out a gap year this year (whilst completing an apprenticeship) how likely is it that they will consider me under the following circumstances?

    - hypothetically, if I were to pass the Thinking Skills Assessment admission test and received an interview
    - with consideration of my grades:

    English Language - A
    English Literature - A*
    History - A
    Core Science - A
    Additional Science - A
    ICT - Distinction* (A*)
    Mathematics - C (retook this year in hope of attaining a B - need results still)
    Food Technology - B
    French - B
    Sociology - A*

    AS levels:
    Geography - A
    Sociology - A
    Psychology - A
    Biology - D (retook exams this year, in hope to receive a C or higher - awaiting results)

    Predicted A2 results:
    Geography - A
    Sociology - A*
    Psychology - A

    Just I really have a strong interest in psychology and would like to get into the best university as possible (as everyone does!).

    Any opinions are welcome!
    Thank you.

    I think unfortunately it might be unlikely you would get an offer - I'm only saying this because on the EP website it states they 'would normally expect applicants, who have taken GCSEs, to have at least 4 A* grades in relevant subjects, and to have achieved an A*/A grade at GCSE level Mathematics'. However I think it can be dependent on circumstances at GCSE level and since you got good AS grades in your 3 best subjects, if you did really well in the TSA you might be considered for interview. If you're interested it may be worth looking at Cambridge, which doesn't have any specific GCSE requirements - I know someone who did well at AS but didn't get straight A*s at GCSE so they went for Cambridge over Oxford, and they got as far as the interview stage - I don't know much about the Cambridge application process though.
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