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    (Original post by Oakflame)
    Sounds good I am considering the ones I wrote, and Warwick, which I forgot about Not sure yet though!
    What extra activities did you do?
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    Bit early for that, isn't it?! I started mine barely a month before the deadline.
    Yh it's way too early to start ps. ..
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    Hi!
    GCSE grades: (most were iGCSEs) 7A* 2A 1B (Drama ( ) and an A* in Living Texts, lol
    A-Levels: French, Latin, Ancient Greek, Maths (probably to AS)
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    This made me laugh so much.

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    GCSEs: 9 A*s and 2As
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    (Original post by theycallmeeli)
    Hi!
    GCSE grades: (most were iGCSEs) 7A* 2A 1B (Drama ( ) and an A* in Living Texts, lol
    A-Levels: French, Latin, Ancient Greek, Maths (probably to AS)
    Course: Classics and French
    College: Brasenose? Not sure
    I have the same GCSE grades as you! I also took some iGCSEs and got a B in Drama! YOU'RE MY TWIN.
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    Bit early for that, isn't it?! I started mine barely a month before the deadline.

    (Original post by Ibac)
    What extra activities did you do?

    (Original post by hopefulecon12)
    Yh it's way too early to start ps. ..

    Hehe, just a bit curious I haven't started either, will probably do it during the summer. In Sweden (where I live) we don't really have extra curricular activities like in the U.S.. I am involved in a charity "club" at school though, and I plan to participate in both Model United Nations and European Youth Parliament next year. You?
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    (Original post by Oakflame)
    Hehe, just a bit curious I haven't started either, will probably do it during the summer. In Sweden (where I live) we don't really have extra curricular activities like in the U.S.. I am involved in a charity "club" at school though, and I plan to participate in both Model United Nations and European Youth Parliament next year. You?
    You need to understand that the British system is very different from the American system - British universities (Oxford and Cambridge in particular) do not care about extracurricular activities that are unrelated to the subject you're intending to study. They're much more interested in stuff like your outside reading. Take part in a MUN and the European Youth Parliament by all means if you want to, but unless it's directly related to the course you're intending to apply for, it's not going to help your application.
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    (Original post by Oakflame)
    Hehe, just a bit curious I haven't started either, will probably do it during the summer. In Sweden (where I live) we don't really have extra curricular activities like in the U.S.. I am involved in a charity "club" at school though, and I plan to participate in both Model United Nations and European Youth Parliament next year. You?
    Well I have been headboy for two years, ambassador of the Elvis project (between many differents european schools),I play the piano, I daily swim and In the we play tennis. I'm studying spanish on my own
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    You need to understand that the British system is very different from the American system - British universities (Oxford and Cambridge in particular) do not care about extracurricular activities that are unrelated to the subject you're intending to study. They're much more interested in stuff like your outside reading. Take part in a MUN and the European Youth Parliament by all means if you want to, but unless it's directly related to the course you're intending to apply for, it's not going to help your application.
    Reeling off a list of activities, either academic or extra curricular, is of limited value. You can, however, incorporate material into a narrative of your strengths and achievements. For example, a PS might say that 'Climbing has assisted me in strengthening my ability to work as a team member and also to balance my academic studies with other activities.' Similarly, rather than just saying that your are passionate about studying X, you could present specific examples of super-curricular activities as demonstrating how you have discovered more about your chosen subject, reaffirming your belief that a degree in X is the right thing for you.
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    Things did not go well for me academically last year I failed my AS law, and I am retaking subjects however I am course to get A distinction in my BTEC IT and two A's in Film Studies and History. I absolutely love History but I was wondering IF I achieved my grades what do you think the chances of me being accepted to study History at Oxford? (Current requirements are AAA)
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    (Original post by admissionshost)
    Reeling off a list of activities, either academic or extra curricular, is of limited value. You can, however, incorporate material into a narrative of your strengths and achievements. For example, a PS might say that 'Climbing has assisted me in strengthening my ability to work as a team member and also to balance my academic studies with other activities.' Similarly, rather than just saying that your are passionate about studying X, you could present specific examples of super-curricular activities as demonstrating how you have discovered more about your chosen subject, reaffirming your belief that a degree in X is the right thing for you.
    Exactly what I was thinking! Mentioning extra-curricular activities without connecting them to the reasons why I want to study PPE, or why I have certain characteristics that will help me during my studies, is pointless. However, being a part of the European Youth Parliament and Model United Nations, will benefit me both in my studies and on a more personal level. So I think I'm okay on the extra-curricular part of my application.
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    Do you think that, for PPE, having studied other languages, such as spanish or french, is something useful for the application?
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    (Original post by Ibac)
    Do you think that, for PPE, having studied other languages, such as spanish or french, is something useful for the application?
    I don't think that studying Modern Languages offers advantages over other subjects in admissions terms. Mathematics on the other hand is important. Although it is not a formal requirement, the selectors will be conscious that an applicant lacking an aptitude for Maths will struggle with elements of the degree, particularly in First Year when it is not possible to drop Economics and in view of the fact that Logic is compulsory.
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    any hopeful oxford medics out there?
    how are people getting along work experience/volunteering wise?
    (what about ukcat/bmat and personal statement stuff, or is it too early) :eek:
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    (Original post by misstac)
    any hopeful oxford medics out there?
    how are people getting along work experience/volunteering wise?
    (what about ukcat/bmat and personal statement stuff, or is it too early) :eek:
    Hiya!
    I am a hopeful Oxford medic too.
    Work experience is so hard to get haha, I completely underestimated how difficult it would be! I have got quite a bit organised though, so hopefully it will be enough! I also have a permanent volunteering placement

    As for UKCAT, BMAT etc. I'm leaving that until later- I can barely remember what I did three days ago so if I started looking at the admissions test stuff I'd have forgotten it!!

    Are you thinking of applying to the Oxford UNIQ programme?


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    (Original post by emem2011)
    Hiya!
    I am a hopeful Oxford medic too.
    Work experience is so hard to get haha, I completely underestimated how difficult it would be! I have got quite a bit organised though, so hopefully it will be enough! I also have a permanent volunteering placement

    As for UKCAT, BMAT etc. I'm leaving that until later- I can barely remember what I did three days ago so if I started looking at the admissions test stuff I'd have forgotten it!!

    Are you thinking of applying to the Oxford UNIQ programme?


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    i go to a private school so im not eligible for UNIQ :/

    Oh god work experience! I did a week in a hospital last summer and i have a week lined up in easter and then another in july- but boy did i struggle to get those!

    awesome on the volunteering!

    are you doing any healthcare related work experience? ive written to my pharmacy..

    Ive had a look through some ukcat questions but yeah im going to leave that till after exams! I want to take in in early august probably - what about you?

    (also, are you doing any extra reading yet) :eek:
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    (Original post by Oakflame)
    How far has everyone got with their choices and applications? Anyone started on the personal statement yet?
    heya

    im beginning to gather my thoughts about what im going to write, but im waiting to do more work experience before i really get going with it

    have you started writing yours?
 
 
 
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