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(Original post by jamesclark95)
I know, but I want to see the variation of statistics of admissions into Oxbridge.
Erm, but as this is in the Oxbridge forum, the majority of people who'll see this thread and vote in the poll will obviously be people who were successful, otherwise they'd probably have stopped reading this forum by now.:erm:
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YOU ARE TRULY AMAZING. WHAT DID YOU GET IN YOUR GCSE'S AND WHAT DID YOU STUDY IF I MAY ASK? i have no idea why i wrote that in capitals but hey!:p:
I'd me more than happy to oblige your request. My GCSE results consisted of 16 A* grades as well as one A grade - a mistake which, after five years of letters and donations to OCR from my father Earl Goodman, is now also an A* grade. The subjects I took were English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Art, Latin, History, Greek, Classical Studies, Egyptology, Mandarin Chinese, French, German and Media Studies. I do hope this helps you in your Oxbridge quest.
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I was successful in that I proved to myself that I am 'too good' for them.

[yeah, I got rejected and I'm still sad.]
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I'd me more than happy to oblige your request. My GCSE results consisted of 16 A* grades as well as one A grade - a mistake which, after five years of letters and donations to OCR from my father Earl Goodman, is now also an A* grade. The subjects I took were English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Art, Latin, History, Greek, Classical Studies, Egyptology, Mandarin Chinese, French, German and Media Studies. I do hope this helps you in your Oxbridge quest.
Lol you're hilarious ¬¬
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I applied to - and was accepted by - both Oxford and Cambridge (both unconditional and I did both degrees in the allotted three year time, finishing with first class honours. It cost me a bomb in train travel, but daddy says it was worth it for my education). Can you please put an extra option on your poll to reflect the applications of people like myself?
Surely you weren't able to apply to both??
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Aha I see now :P
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Surely you weren't able to apply to both??
Well considering I'm not a mere hopeful, Oxbridge-aspiring peasant, I'm not bound by the normal rules of application so yes: I was able to apply to both.
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I applied to - and was accepted by - both Oxford and Cambridge (both unconditional and I did both degrees in the allotted three year time, finishing with first class honours. It cost me a bomb in train travel, but daddy says it was worth it for my education). Can you please put an extra option on your poll to reflect the applications of people like myself?
on you're profile it says your in sixth form.
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(Original post by Addzter)
I'd me more than happy to oblige your request. My GCSE results consisted of 16 A* grades as well as one A grade - a mistake which, after five years of letters and donations to OCR from my father Earl Goodman, is now also an A* grade. The subjects I took were English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Art, Latin, History, Greek, Classical Studies, Egyptology, Mandarin Chinese, French, German and Media Studies. I do hope this helps you in your Oxbridge quest.
I don't know how you ever managed to get into Oxbridge. :rolleyes: It is well known that the Goodmans are at best a distant member of the royal family, and have only three country estates with a net worth putting them on par with successful conglomerates run by naive investment bankers. The new money should never have been allowed into Oxbridge.

Only 17 GCSEs? It is well known that the average applicant that gets accepted at both Oxford and Cambridge have up to 43 A* grades and 14 A grades at A level. You must have been interviewed by a tutor incredibly sympathetic to your situation.
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Well considering I'm not a mere hopeful, Oxbridge-aspiring peasant, I'm not bound by the normal rules of application so yes: I was able to apply to both.
Did you use a TimeTurner?
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Well considering I'm not a mere hopeful, Oxbridge-aspiring peasant, I'm not bound by the normal rules of application so yes: I was able to apply to both.
You didn't apply to Havard?
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Well I'm at Cambridge - it's good but it aint all that.


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I don't know how you ever managed to get into Oxbridge. :rolleyes: It is well known that the Goodmans are at best a distant member of the royal family, and have only three country estates with a net worth putting them on par with successful conglomerates run by naive investment bankers. The new money should never have been allowed into Oxbridge.

Only 17 GCSEs? It is well known that the average applicant that gets accepted at both Oxford and Cambridge have up to 43 A* grades and 14 A grades at A level. You must have been interviewed by a tutor incredibly sympathetic to your situation.
Actually, this isn't true. I got in with 11A*s, although that's possibly because I did multiple extra-curricular activities to make up for my academic failings. Ultimately, they're not looking at just grades. Just as long as you make the 10A* cut-off you should stand a chance of being accepted.
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Successful.

TSR's Oxbridge applicants will be much more successful in general than the overall pool of applicants. :p:
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I don't know how you ever managed to get into Oxbridge. :rolleyes: It is well known that the Goodmans are at best a distant member of the royal family, and have only three country estates with a net worth putting them on par with successful conglomerates run by naive investment bankers. The new money should never have been allowed into Oxbridge.

Only 17 GCSEs? It is well known that the average applicant that gets accepted at both Oxford and Cambridge have up to 43 A* grades and 14 A grades at A level. You must have been interviewed by a tutor incredibly sympathetic to your situation.
I'm incredibly incesned. How dare you insinuate that my family is distant to the royal family? Distant in blood perhaps, but you'd be hard pushed to use the same word to describe our relationship with Her Royal Heiness if you'd have seen us at her last dinner party; I'll have you know that my collection of Latin poems brought her to tears.

And as for the subject of my GCSE grades: Yes, they may not be the best, but I'll have you know that grades aren't all that matters when it comes to applying to instututions with the grandeur of Oxford and Cambridge. Extra curricular activities, instrument grade levels, general intelligence, interview performance and the size of the bundle of £50 notes your father stuffs into the tutor's jacket pocket all have an impact on your application.
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You didn't apply to Havard?
Oh gosh no. I can't stand Americans, I'm afraid. Frightful excuses for humanity they are, no decourum whatsoever...
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TSR will hardly be representative of the general population. What I mean is 50% on TSR may be successful but then it may still be only 5% of the general pool of applicants.
This, and the fact that people who were successful are far more likely to look at this thread and vote.
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Actually, this isn't true. I got in with 11A*s, although that's possibly because I did multiple extra-curricular activities to make up for my academic failings. Ultimately, they're not looking at just grades. Just as long as you make the 10A* cut-off you should stand a chance of being accepted.
Standards have obviously plummeted ever since my father, Duke Twiningham, obtained a place to read Oriental Studies at Oxford 30 years ago. I assume you had to make a sizeable donation in addition to your extra curricular activities for your offer?
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I'm incredibly incesned. How dare you insinuate that my family is distant to the royal family? Distant in blood perhaps, but you'd be hard pushed to use the same word to describe our relationship with Her Royal Heiness if you'd have seen us at her last dinner party; I'll have you know that my collection of Latin poems brought her to tears.

And as for the subject of my GCSE grades: Yes, they may not be the best, but I'll have you know that grades aren't all that matters when it comes to applying to instututions with the grandeur of Oxford and Cambridge. Extra curricular activities, instrument grade levels, general intelligence, interview performance and the size of the bundle of £50 notes your father stuffs into the tutor's jacket pocket all have an impact on your application.

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I'm incredibly incesned. How dare you insinuate that my family is distant to the royal family? Distant in blood perhaps, but you'd be hard pushed to use the same word to describe our relationship with Her Royal Heiness if you'd have seen us at her last dinner party; I'll have you know that my collection of Latin poems brought her to tears.

And as for the subject of my GCSE grades: Yes, they may not be the best, but I'll have you know that grades aren't all that matters when it comes to applying to instututions with the grandeur of Oxford and Cambridge. Extra curricular activities, instrument grade levels, general intelligence, interview performance and the size of the bundle of £50 notes your father stuffs into the tutor's jacket pocket all have an impact on your application.
Since I have an audience with the Queen tomorrow, I will investigate your claims of supposed 'closeness' with Her Majesty. Ever since your Grandfather polluted the once noble blood of the Goodmans after marrying that American oil heiress your family has not held so much esteem in the aristocracy. Please inform me of the college that you have been accepted to, so both my friends and I can keep a wide berth.
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