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    Hi, I'm really conflicted about whether to apply to oxford or Cambridge for medicine. I really want to apply/go to one of them but I don't know where I stand better chances. I got 9A*s and 4As at GCSE which is a low proportion I know, but one of my As I took in 2013 when I was in year 9 and also my school has an average of 1A* per student for my year. I have the predicted grades for Cambridge but do not feel confident I can achieve them (oxford is safer in that respect) I have looked around both and I fell in love with oxford, I just don't want to waste a precious option if I stand no chance of even getting an interview. I would be so grateful for any advice/help! X
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    9A*s and 4 As isn't low.

    If you fell in love with Oxford, apply there
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    (Original post by A-LJLB)
    9A*s and 4 As isn't low.

    If you fell in love with Oxford, apply there
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    (Original post by Chief Wiggum)
    I don't base my life on charts, if she preferred Oxford then she should apply there
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    (Original post by Chief Wiggum)
    Cambridge then.

    The oxford system is silly imo.

    but if Maddie wants to apply for oxford she should. Also you haven't included the link for your graph - it could be for any subject for all we know, or a completely different univeristy.
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    (Original post by A-LJLB)
    lol okay. They'll totally disregard the fact she got 9 A*s and 4 As, and choose someone who got 6A*s and 2As, just because they got a higher proportion.

    I don't base my life on charts, if she preferred Oxford then she should apply there.
    Well if I was OP I'd apply for Cambridge. I wouldn't like my chances with 69% A* based on that graph. But of course everyone is different.

    (Original post by Mutleybm1996)
    Cambridge then.

    The oxford system is silly imo.

    but if Maddie wants to apply for oxford she should. Also you haven't included the link for your graph - it could be for any subject for all we know, or a completely different univeristy.
    https://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/me...cal/statistics
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    (Original post by Chief Wiggum)
    Well if I was OP I'd apply for Cambridge. I wouldn't like my chances with 69% A* based on that graph. But of course everyone is different.



    https://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/me...cal/statistics
    I edited my post because the system is silly

    Yes she may have more chance at Cambridge, however people with worse grades have gotten in to Oxford and if she prefers Oxford then she should apply there
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    It's just better (even though it's harder to get into than Oxford as it has higher entry requirements, it's worth it imo)
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    It's difficult - whilst you do have some factors going for you - the reasonable (though still below average for an interviewee) number of A*s, the proportion only being just below where people get interviews, and your contextual data (do you know what the school's 5A*-C rate was? That's what they'll look at), the data still shows that your chances are low.

    Last year one person did get in with a 0.60-0.69 proportion, but we're taking literally 1 person.
    https://web.archive.org/web/20150822...cal/statistics

    My personal choice would be too learn to love Cambridge and apply there :p: You're much more likely to get an interview, and the much more favourable applicant to place ratio is in your favour too.

    The BMAT is going to be key either way. Good luck.

    (Original post by A-LJLB)
    I don't base my life on charts, if she preferred Oxford then she should apply there
    "Britain's had enough of experts".
 
 
 
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