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    Does anyone know where I can find the costs for accomodation at the different colleges?
    There are rough averages in the alternative prospectus
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    There are rough averages in the alternative prospectus
    Oh cool, thank you!
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    Hey guys, I need some advice as to whether I might have a chance of interview if I applied to oxford. I have finished maths and physics AS and A2 in my AS year achieving an A in physics and a B in maths. I have 85% in physics (94% in as units 76.7% in a2 units) and 76.3% in maths (c1 - 100, c2 - 94, c3 -82, c4 - 62, m1 - 75, m2 - 45. ) I am currently in my a2 year doing further maths and chemistry and I will repeat 2 math units and 1 physics unit. I know competition is fierce in oxford and I dont want to send an application if there is no chance. I want to apply for chemical engineering.
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    There are just ten days to go before the final 2015 Oxford Open Day on Friday September 18th

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    Really excited for the open day! I'm going to Oriel's open day! I hope everyone enjoys the open day!
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    I'm also planning to attend Hertford's open day (transport allowing!) It looks beautiful, I can't wait to explore and go the subject specific talk!
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    Hi

    Do you think biology, chemistry and geography A2 would be a strong application for Biological sciences at Oxford ?

    Or would it be stronger to have maths to A2 instead of geography

    Thanks :-)
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    (Original post by genevieve44)
    Hi

    Do you think biology, chemistry and geography A2 would be a strong application for Biological sciences at Oxford ?

    Or would it be stronger to have maths to A2 instead of geography

    Thanks :-)
    They don't seem to have any clear preference between Maths and Geography. The only thing they say is that within their A*AA requirement, the A* needs to be in one of these subjects and as you can see, both Maths and Geography are there so presumably both are fine. Maths skills are always useful for any science course but it doesn't seem like you'd be disadvantaging yourself in any way by taking Geography to A2 so if that's the subject combination you'd prefer, go with it!
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    For Econ and Mangement at oxford, what sort of marks do you think the top oxford colleges would be looking for in the TSA to invite you to interview? Thank you.
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    After getting 3 A's and a B at AS level (3 A's in Maths Mechanics, Fine Art, and American History, B in Physics) would it be worth my time applying to Oxford to study Engineering Sciences? I achieved 93 UMS in C1 and C2, and 97 UMS in M1, so I'm predicted a confident A* in Maths. My predicted mark for Physics has now dropped to an A, as I attained a B grade in all Physics coursework and the two exams. I have now dropped Art. I'm considering an EPQ around renewable energy but it might not be worth the effort. My predicted mark for History is an A*.
    Please be brutally honest, should I bother applying?
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    (Original post by skylake)
    For Econ and Mangement at oxford, what sort of marks do you think the top oxford colleges would be looking for in the TSA to invite you to interview? Thank you.
    We think we've posted this previously but here are the stats again:

    TSA scores for Brasenose applicants (E&M) invited to interview at Oxford

    problem solving min 41.6, max 78.7 median 62
    critical thinking min 47.6 max 79.4 median 65,3
    overall min 49.5 max 74.5 median 62.7

    The mean overall TSA result across the University for E&M shortlisted candidates was 67.1 so we think our scores must be representative.

    GCSE A*s for interviewees for E&M last year: min 4, max 11, median 10.

    As we've commented before, if you think you can get test scores in this ball-park and did well at GCSEs, make sure you don't miss the deadlines for a UCAS application and test registration: 6pm 15th October 2015 (test day itself is 4 November)
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    I'm also planning to attend Hertford's open day (transport allowing!) It looks beautiful, I can't wait to explore and go the subject specific talk!
    That sounds nice! I like Hertford's bridge. I'm probably going to the subject talk about History and Politics.
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    Hi All! I'm in a slight Panic about my Personal Statement! I've drafted and redrafted my Personal Statement because I'm frightened that it comes off a bit pretentious, but it's honestly not my intent! It's just I have no other way to convey my admiration of the subject and I honestly do speak in a similar manner to my Personal Statement, however, I am fearful that an Admissions tutor would not share my sentiments! Any advice?
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    Hi All! I'm in a slight Panic about my Personal Statement! I've drafted and redrafted my Personal Statement because I'm frightened that it comes off a bit pretentious, but it's honestly not my intent! It's just I have no other way to convey my admiration of the subject and I honestly do speak in a similar manner to my Personal Statement, however, I am fearful that an Admissions tutor would not share my sentiments! Any advice?
    What course are you applying for?

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    (Original post by BrasenoseAdm)
    We think we've posted this previously but here are the stats again:

    TSA scores for Brasenose applicants (E&M) invited to interview at Oxford

    problem solving min 41.6, max 78.7 median 62
    critical thinking min 47.6 max 79.4 median 65,3
    overall min 49.5 max 74.5 median 62.7

    The mean overall TSA result across the University for E&M shortlisted candidates was 67.1 so we think our scores must be representative.

    GCSE A*s for interviewees for E&M last year: min 4, max 11, median 10.

    As we've commented before, if you think you can get test scores in this ball-park and did well at GCSEs, make sure you don't miss the deadlines for a UCAS application and test registration: 6pm 15th October 2015 (test day itself is 4 November)
    All other things being equal, what has the greater weighting in regards to gaining an interview - GCSEs or the TSA?


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    What course are you applying for?

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    Law, and that's the problem; I know so many Law applicants will fall into the trap of trying to sound as whimsical and as flowery as possible and I don't want to come across as just one of your typical pretentious Law applicants!
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    (Original post by Smithy-Smiths)
    Hi All! I'm in a slight Panic about my Personal Statement! I've drafted and redrafted my Personal Statement because I'm frightened that it comes off a bit pretentious, but it's honestly not my intent! It's just I have no other way to convey my admiration of the subject and I honestly do speak in a similar manner to my Personal Statement, however, I am fearful that an Admissions tutor would not share my sentiments! Any advice?
    It's difficult to say without seeing it, have you asked a teacher what they think about it? If you think you're being "too enthusiastic" about your subject, I wouldn't worry about it - as long as you genuinely are that enthusiastic about it, it will come across in an interview and that will be fine. As long as what you're saying is correct and genuine and you're expressing admiration for your subject rather than sounding like you think you're a world expert on it, you're fine.

    A good general piece of advice though is don't use a complicated, long word if a simple one would do. I'm probably guilty of that too but it's still good advice.
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    It's difficult to say without seeing it, have you asked a teacher what they think about it? If you think you're being "too enthusiastic" about your subject, I wouldn't worry about it - as long as you genuinely are that enthusiastic about it, it will come across in an interview and that will be fine. As long as what you're saying is correct and genuine and you're expressing admiration for your subject rather than sounding like you think you're a world expert on it, you're fine.

    A good general piece of advice though is don't use a complicated, long word if a simple one would do. I'm probably guilty of that too but it's still good advice.
    Thank you so much! You've put my mind at ease! For this evening at least! Yes, as a matter of fact my 3 and a half draft has been distributed amongst three teachers; my former History teacher who has just completed her Masters at Oxford, a former practicing solicitor turned Law teacher and the Teacher in charge of Oxbridge applications; although I hadn't wanted her to read that draft as I realised it may not be up to her exacting standards.
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    (Original post by Smithy-Smiths)
    Thank you so much! You've put my mind at ease! For this evening at least! Yes, as a matter of fact my 3 and a half draft has been distributed amongst three teachers; my former History teacher who has just completed her Masters at Oxford, a former practicing solicitor turned Law teacher and the Teacher in charge of Oxbridge applications; although I hadn't wanted her to read that draft as I realised it may not be up to her exacting standards.
    Sounds like you're doing the right thing then! Listen to their feedback and I'm sure they will be able to tell you how you're coming across. And I wouldn't worry about the teacher in charge of Oxbridge applications, the person in my school oversaw my PS right from the start (when it was dreadful) to the end.
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    Sounds like you're doing the right thing then! Listen to their feedback and I'm sure they will be able to tell you how you're coming across. And I wouldn't worry about the teacher in charge of Oxbridge applications, the person in my school oversaw my PS right from the start (when it was dreadful) to the end.
    Okay! Thank you so much for responding so quickly!
 
 
 
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