first ever post on TSR after a lot of reading! (:
GCSE (or equivalent): 7 A*s and 2As
AS Levels: English Literature, French, Government&Politics, Chemistry
definitely applying to oxford, and for a scholarship as well, ahhh!
Not quite the right place to post it there, but if my questions are answered negatively i will be applying for 2012 so ;D
Now on with the questions:
If i would be applying to oxford as i am twenty, though when i start i would be 21 ( june 17 ), during application process would i be considered as mature student or not ? And correct me if i am wrong, but mature students can apply only to certain colleges within oxford or am i wrong ? ( I hope i am, i would love to go to Magdalen. )
And another question, i am an international student so i am not too familiar with this stuff, but as i know the gap year is considered the year after you finish school, my question is, if i take a gap year, should i apply during it, as application process is in October ( if that is the case, then it doesn't give you too much time after you finish school ;P, but that's alright ), or should i apply after my gap year, the next year, though then it would make 2 "gap" years, which i hope is not the case.
In my country we start school at 7, thus we finish at 19, if the gap year were to mean that you apply after the gap year, during next year, that would make me 20 when applying, but 21 when the autumn term would start and that would be a unwanted.
I am thinking about taking a gap year, during which i would go to university in my home country and then from there i would apply to oxford and start as a freshman. Also would recommendation from a professor make a big difference comparing it to a recommendation from a public school teacher ?
I would really appreciate if someone could clear these things out for me ^_^
As well, could someone talk are there any advantages or disadvantages applying during/after the first year of university ( depending how the gap question is to be clarified ) to oxford ?
Ohh haha i'm a bit new to this and haven't checked out the cambridge one yet :P. 62 pages :O! Yes we do need to catch up :P. Little bit of oxford/cambridge rivalry starting already...? :P
I have been to Cambridge, after that i knew i will be applying to oxford, never have set a foot there ...