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    If you've got a few characters/lines to spare do it, it looks a lot neater and clearer. If not, I'd say it's not worth compromising on any of your content just for line breaks.
    thank you!!
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    (Original post by thechemistress)
    Aha, nice to meet you there don't seem to be many of us medics on this thread :O
    Oxford medicine is soooo hard to get into, I'm not exactly holding my breath on it :lol:
    Ahahah atm I'm like "Are you serious?Are you seriously considering applying to Oxford med?" .I suppose we are really really brave people
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Wooooo!! :woo: The excitement is turning into past paper churning right now, I'm hopefully channelling it well. Yesss, fingers crossed!!

    What are you applying for and what college?
    Doing the MAT/STEP is so satisfying when you get the right answer with no help and so frustrating when you don't understand how they even got the answer :')

    Mathematics at St John's You?
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    Doing the MAT/STEP is so satisfying when you get the right answer with no help and so frustrating when you don't understand how they even got the answer :')

    Mathematics at St John's You?
    Pretty much sums up my life right now tbh. It's even worse when you do a question, check their solution and it's completely different but you get it right anyway. :')

    Computer Science at St Anne's. Hopefully we get an interview with all this preparation!
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    This is the faculty's response to it -

    About 10% of successful candidates are given places for deferred entry, and all colleges are willing to make such offers. Colleges are generally prepared to offer a deferred place to any candidate worthy of an undeferred place, but they usually do not offer more than one or two deferred places per subject, in order not to disadvantage the following year's candidates. Some applicants for deferred entry may either be offered an undeferred place or encouraged to apply again the following year. If a second college is willing to offer a deferred place to a candidate who wants one when the first-choice college offers only an undeferred place, the offer of a deferred place has precedence. But do bear in mind that it is crucial, if you are applying for a language-based course, to have a plan for how you will maintain your linguistic skills between leaving school and starting at university.
    Some additional comments.

    We recommend you apply for deferred entry from the outset. Since a deferred place takes a place from next year's quota, the selectors generally only offer deferred entry to applicants ranked in the top half of those awarded places. You may be asked at interview if you would accept a place for entry in the current year and be offered a place for a 2016 start if you are assessed as meeting the entry standard but not ranked high enough to justify deferred entry.

    Brasenose selectors also take age and personal circumstances into account when assessing applications for deferred entry. For example:

    a very young applicant (under 16 or perhaps under 17) wishing to take a gap year prior to entry so as to be more mature at the start of the course;

    a student with exceptional circumstances for whom entry in the current cycle would be difficult.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Pretty much sums up my life right now tbh. It's even worse when you do a question, check their solution and it's completely different but you get it right anyway. :'

    Computer Science at St Anne's. Hopefully we get an interview with all this preparation!
    Oh I know, that's the worst That's especially bad when it comes to questions 2-5! How are you finding it time wise? I'm still getting used to the style of thinking, and it's taking me a lot longer than 2.5 hours to finish it, since i separate the sessions out between different days to let me think about how to answer the question :eek: Might do a timed one very soon to see how I fare D:

    Ooh, sounds good I know haha, if we got rejected at the outset, I'd be so disappointed in myself :') How is your UCAS, grades etc coming along?
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    (Original post by Magnesium)
    Oh I know, that's the worst That's especially bad when it comes to questions 2-5! How are you finding it time wise? I'm still getting used to the style of thinking, and it's taking me a lot longer than 2.5 hours to finish it, since i separate the sessions out between different days to let me think about how to answer the question :eek: Might do a timed one very soon to see how I fare D:

    Ooh, sounds good I know haha, if we got rejected at the outset, I'd be so disappointed in myself :') How is your UCAS, grades etc coming along?

    Yeah exactly!! It's reassuring that I get it correct but I'm never sure if my solution would be considered enough to the admissions tutors. Finding it alright, the first one I did took about 2 hours and 25 minutes but I only managed 61%. Did another and it was just about the same but managed 70% ish. I'm saving the bulk of it til nearer to the exam.

    Grades are a bit complex, I had some very bad extenuating circumstances last year which led me to getting BCD in my previous (Scottish) qualifications. However, it's misleading because I got 80% and 95% in the written exams for the C and D but hopelessly failed the coursework because of my situation.

    This year though (essentially a gap year), I'm doing A-levels in Maths, FM and Econ (all in a year), to prove that the previous grades were an anomaly.

    Otherwise:
    Subjects: Maths, FM, Econ
    Predictions: A*A*A
    GCSEs: 3A*s 5As

    I've sent everything off! How about yourself?
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Yeah exactly!! It's reassuring that I get it correct but I'm never sure if my solution would be considered enough to the admissions tutors. Finding it alright, the first one I did took about 2 hours and 25 minutes but I only managed 61%. Did another and it was just about the same but managed 70% ish. I'm saving the bulk of it til nearer to the exam.

    Grades are a bit complex, I had some very bad extenuating circumstances last year which led me to getting BCD in my previous (Scottish) qualifications. However, it's misleading because I got 80% and 95% in the written exams for the C and D but hopelessly failed the coursework because of my situation.

    This year though (essentially a gap year), I'm doing A-levels in Maths, FM and Econ (all in a year), to prove that the previous grades were an anomaly.

    Otherwise:
    Subjects: Maths, FM, Econ
    Predictions: A*A*A
    GCSEs: 3A*s 5As

    I've sent everything off! How about yourself?
    MAT practice is going ok for me at the moment. Trying to get through FP3 this month however so I will probably have less time to prepare than others will. I'm getting 1 a decent amount of the time in the STEP 1 papers I'm doing atm however I am yet to do full MAT paper. Should be ok though. I really need to get In like the 10th percentile for the MAT in order to stand a chance at Oxford or Imperial though.

    Mathematics at Brasenose here!
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    (Original post by Louisb19)
    MAT practice is going ok for me at the moment. Trying to get through FP3 this month however so I will probably have less time to prepare than others will. I'm getting 1 a decent amount of the time in the STEP 1 papers I'm doing atm however I am yet to do full MAT paper. Should be ok though. I really need to get In like the 10th percentile for the MAT in order to stand a chance at Oxford or Imperial though.
    Good stuff dude! I tried STEP 1 and managed a few smatterings of 1s and 2s but I don't know whether that's because of luck or not. Have you been doing any UKMT papers? I hear they're very useful. I've also been doing a lot of the special papers (IYGB I think) and they've been fairly fun.

    I reeeaaally need to get over 70, ideally 80 to even be considered because of my grades. So I understand the pressure.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Yeah exactly!! It's reassuring that I get it correct but I'm never sure if my solution would be considered enough to the admissions tutors. Finding it alright, the first one I did took about 2 hours and 25 minutes but I only managed 61%. Did another and it was just about the same but managed 70% ish. I'm saving the bulk of it til nearer to the exam.

    Grades are a bit complex, I had some very bad extenuating circumstances last year which led me to getting BCD in my previous (Scottish) qualifications. However, it's misleading because I got 80% and 95% in the written exams for the C and D but hopelessly failed the coursework because of my situation.

    This year though (essentially a gap year), I'm doing A-levels in Maths, FM and Econ (all in a year), to prove that the previous grades were an anomaly.

    Otherwise:
    Subjects: Maths, FM, Econ
    Predictions: A*A*A
    GCSEs: 3A*s 5As

    I've sent everything off! How about yourself?
    Ah I see, did you manage to include your extenuating circumstances in your application? I think as long as you ace the MAT and interview, they might overlook those grades anyway because you're showing your hardworking plus you're predicted amazing grades and you can show off all your skills at interview!

    I'm taking Maths, Further Maths, Chem and Econ. I got 5As last year and I'm predicted A*A*A*A this year with 12A*s 2As at GCSE.

    Mine still hasn't been sent off yet :eek: So many of my friends have got Warwick offers already!
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    Ah I see, did you manage to include your extenuating circumstances in your application? I think as long as you ace the MAT and interview, they might overlook those grades anyway because you're showing your hardworking plus you're predicted amazing grades and you can show off all your skills at interview!

    I'm taking Maths, Further Maths, Chem and Econ. I got 5As last year and I'm predicted A*A*A*A this year with 12A*s 2As at GCSE.

    Mine still hasn't been sent off yet :eek: So many of my friends have got Warwick offers already!
    My friends have also got offers from Warwick! What subjects have they got offers for? I know a few for history
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    (Original post by OxSarah)
    Ahahah atm I'm like "Are you serious?Are you seriously considering applying to Oxford med?" .I suppose we are really really brave people
    Haha, I'm asking myself exactly the same question. It's crazy

    Good luck to everybody anyway! 🍀

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    (Original post by LoveToArgue)
    My friends have also got offers from Warwick! What subjects have they got offers for? I know a few for history
    Biomedical Science and Engineering! Haven't heard of any maths offers yet though
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    (Original post by antigone-)
    It will be beneficial if you discuss it in your PS but it won't raise your chances or anything. Just be confident in it in case you get an interview
    Ok, thanks very much for your advice!

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    Biomedical Science and Engineering! Haven't heard of any maths offers yet though
    I've not either! I applied for Law last friday and still haven't heard anything, but I guess we are still really early on in the whole process
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    (Original post by LoveToArgue)
    I've not either! I applied for Law last friday and still haven't heard anything, but I guess we are still really early on in the whole process
    That's true. I heard Warwick gave out lots of offers last year though and any near-misses were subsequently rejected on results day! D: I submitted my application to school last week but it hasn't been sent off yet - hopefully it all happens soon

    Where else did you apply for Law?
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    That's true. I heard Warwick gave out lots of offers last year though and any near-misses were subsequently rejected on results day! D: I submitted my application to school last week but it hasn't been sent off yet - hopefully it all happens soon

    Where else did you apply for Law?
    I'm not sure if I'd prefer it if they gave out offers more loosely and then rejected loads on results day, or gave out fewer offers initially!

    Oxford, Durham, LSE and Bristol- all LNAT unis except LSE, so I've got a mix of LNAT and non-LNAT in case things don't go to plan. Do you need to do any admissions tests other than the MAT?
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    Quick question : if you had extenuating circumstances will it show up on your UCAS track? Or will that be part of the reference process? AND I remarked my English it went up by 15 MARKS! I cannot believe it!!
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    (Original post by LoveToArgue)
    I'm not sure if I'd prefer it if they gave out offers more loosely and then rejected loads on results day, or gave out fewer offers initially!

    Oxford, Durham, LSE and Bristol- all LNAT unis except LSE, so I've got a mix of LNAT and non-LNAT in case things don't go to plan. Do you need to do any admissions tests other than the MAT?
    I guess if they gave out a few offers and you were one of those offer-holders, it'd feel pretty good! :lol:

    When your's LNAT exam? Do you have in mind where you would firm/insure if you got all your offers?

    I have STEP for Warwick, Bath and Bristol's 'alternative' offers! But they're next summer, so we'll see have to how prep for that goes
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    (Original post by Smithy-Smiths)
    Quick question : if you had extenuating circumstances will it show up on your UCAS track? Or will that be part of the reference process? AND I remarked my English it went up by 15 MARKS! I cannot believe it!!
    Congrats on that remark :king1::awesome:

    Oxford doesn't have an official form as such for extenuating circumstances, so it's best that your school makes the situation clear in the reference :yes:
 
 
 
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