Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by misstac)
    Yeah i totally agree, seeing the uni is the best way to decide if it's worth applying for!
    I live a 20 minute train ride from london ooh yeah i know what you mean, i was looking at Edinburgh but it's an 8 hr drive from me!
    Not too many people get into oxford from my school tbh, because not that many apply.. what about yours?
    Exactly! It's going to cost loads though between travelling to these open days and staying overnight in some cases.

    Same here, I can only think of one person who got into Oxford whilst I've been in the school and that was for theology or something- no one has ever got in for medicine which is pretty worrying!


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by misstac)
    woah you've already chosen a college? How'd you decide?


    applying for med sorry

    I just read a loooooot about the colleges on TSR, and also in the books provided in our Sixth Form library. Honestly, I just chose what felt right and not based on status or anything like that Just decide what you want, in terms of size, location, age
    • Community Assistant
    • Welcome Squad
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    Welcome Squad
    (Original post by LeoNicole)
    I just read a loooooot about the colleges on TSR, and also in the books provided in our Sixth Form library. Honestly, I just chose what felt right and not based on status or anything like that Just decide what you want, in terms of size, location, age
    I've chosen The Queen's College!

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    GCSE Grades: 7A* 2A
    A-level Subjects: Maths, History, French, German
    Course: Modern Languages- German and Beginner's Russian
    College: St John's
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by personage)
    WOUld you choose LMH, Magdalen or Merton for Eng Lit?:confused:
    Personally I like Merton, but mags has the 10 hottest finalists *swoon*

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by emem2011)
    Exactly! It's going to cost loads though between travelling to these open days and staying overnight in some cases.

    Same here, I can only think of one person who got into Oxford whilst I've been in the school and that was for theology or something- no one has ever got in for medicine which is pretty worrying!


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    you can be the first!!!
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by misstac)
    you can be the first!!!
    Hahaha that'd be amazing!!
    I seriously doubt it though, something in the back of my mind is just telling me I definitely won't get in!

    I'll have to wait and see though, it's worth a try


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by emem2011)
    Hahaha that'd be amazing!!
    I seriously doubt it though, something in the back of my mind is just telling me I definitely won't get in!

    I'll have to wait and see though, it's worth a try


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    I've met many oxford students who say they felt just the same at the outset. It is a challenge but not impossible. Why not give it a try?
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by admissionshost)
    I've met many oxford students who say they felt just the same at the outset. It is a challenge but not impossible. Why not give it a try?
    I'd really love to. I said if I got 8 or 9A*s I'd consider it, so when I got 14 it seemed like a definite possibility!

    I think Oxford is not only a beautiful place, but also the way the course is taught is so different to anywhere else. That's why it appeals to me most

    I'm just not sure how many state school students apply and get an offer. I don't think anyone from my school has been accepted to do medicine before as I come from a state school in what is classed as a deprived area, so that's the only thing that's holding me back.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    [QUOTE=emem2011;53336141]I'd really love to. I said if I got 8 or 9A*s I'd consider it, so when I got 14 it seemed like a definite possibility!


    I'm just not sure how many state school students apply and get an offer. I don't think anyone from my school has been accepted to do medicine before as I come from a state school in what is classed as a deprived area, so that's the only thing that's holding me back.


    Medicine applications are organised centrally by Medical Sciences and the admissions stats can be found below:

    http://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/a100statistics

    http://www.ox.ac.uk/about/facts-and-...cs/school-type

    The significant predictors are predicted A*s and performance in the BMAT. Holding these constant, school type does not predict outcome.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    GCSE Grades: 14 A*
    A-level Subjects: English Lit, French, History and Economics
    Course: English or English and French
    College: Magdalen

    Does anyone know what English and French are really like at Oxford? I'm unsure as to whether or not I should go for it. Thank you!
    • Study Helper
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    Study Helper
    (Original post by oaw14235)
    GCSE Grades: 14 A*
    A-level Subjects: English Lit, French, History and Economics
    Course: English or English and French
    College: Magdalen

    Does anyone know what English and French are really like at Oxford? I'm unsure as to whether or not I should go for it. Thank you!
    Well done for those GCSEs!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Thank you! 😄
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I got rejected this year for PPE after interviews. My grades were 10 A* at IGCSE (with two 'top in the world' distinctions), 6 As at AS and 5 A* predictions for A with an a prediction for AS FM. I have offers from both LSE and UCL to start next year. I think that I managed to flop the interviews due to stress, and that probably let me down. Should I try reapplying next year? Many thanks.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by philerus)
    I got rejected this year for PPE after interviews. My grades were 10 A* at IGCSE (with two 'top in the world' distinctions), 6 As at AS and 5 A* predictions for A with an a prediction for AS FM. I have offers from both LSE and UCL to start next year. I think that I managed to flop the interviews due to stress, and that probably let me down. Should I try reapplying next year? Many thanks.
    I know a guy a couple of years back who went to my skl. Same situation as you and got in when he reapplied. It depends i say. Personally I'd be more than happy with a place at lse and do a masters at Oxford or something

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by hopefulecon12)
    I know a guy a couple of years back who went to my skl. Same situation as you and got in when he reapplied. It depends i say. Personally I'd be more than happy with a place at lse and do a masters at Oxford or something

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    That was my plan initially, but as time passes I still cannot get over the rejection, and it is really distracting. Thanks for the reply though!
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    youve got amazing grades. Go for it again if you feel it will hang over you. But if not, go and get a FIRST elsewhere! My sister did that and never regretted it.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    PPE offer holder - if anyone wants any help.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by aasvogel)
    PPE offer holder - if anyone wants any help.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Great, compliment! Are you an international student? How was your interview? What score Did you get at TSA?
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Ibac)
    Great, compliment! Are you an international student? How was your interview? What score Did you get at TSA?
    Hey - I'm a Home applicant from NI. Interviews were tricky - thought my Philosophy+Economics one was awkward and didn't really know how I had got on. My Politics one was interesting and thought it went much better!

    TSA scores was 68.5 overall.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Brussels sprouts
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.