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    (Original post by TheRoyalLobster)
    Anyone heard back from Magdalen and or law in general? 😊
    Hi! I applied to law as well and my college (Somerville) actually emailed the dates we should expect to hear back depending on our subject (November 30 for law), which is really nice of them; now I can postpone all the anxiety until the day before. Anyway, I think next week we may have a chance to see some law interviews rolling in, so try not to stress (too much). Good luck with your application!
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    (Original post by chloetraynor)
    I was actually quite shocked that I was a 5, as, although all of the things listed were true of my council estate, I suppose I've gotten used to it over 17 years and I don't see it as too much of an issue. Either way, I'm grateful that they do! Social mobility and all that ahah

    Are you applying this year? What for and at which college? Sorry, I'm nosey!
    I'm applying for Law at Brasenose, even though my chances are extremely marginal!
    Ah I just got a rejection email, so guess that answers that question! I was applying for Oriental studies at Hertford, but I guess I didn't make the cut Good luck!
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    (Original post by Ivoryfall)
    Ah I just got a rejection email, so guess that answers that question! I was applying for Oriental studies at Hertford, but I guess I didn't make the cut Good luck!
    Ah, sorry to hear that! Best of luck with your other uni's! Where else have you applied?
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    For my age I guess I don't have enough to show, ultimately, which is a shame but what will be will be!
    I'm waiting on SOAS, Durham, Edinburgh and Leeds. Basically all of my choices, because it seems like being a mature student with non-A-Level qualifications is actually a disadvantage. I know people are already hearing from SOAS and Leeds.
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    (Original post by Ivoryfall)
    Ah I just got a rejection email, so guess that answers that question! I was applying for Oriental studies at Hertford, but I guess I didn't make the cut Good luck!
    Sorry to hear that. From one 'old person' to another, I wish you all the best. Coming back to education is cool, Oxford is just a bonus.
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    Anyone know when Univ will start sending Biochem invitations?
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    (Original post by TacoBelle)
    hey y'aaall, History at Wadham anyone?
    I've applied for Italian and History at Wadham! Have you heard anything?
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    (Original post by icamui1)
    Hi! I applied to law as well and my college (Somerville) actually emailed the dates we should expect to hear back depending on our subject (November 30 for law), which is really nice of them; now I can postpone all the anxiety until the day before. Anyway, I think next week we may have a chance to see some law interviews rolling in, so try not to stress (too much). Good luck with your application!
    Did they give you dates for every subject? If so, can you post them here? Because I'm assuming that other colleges will have similar dates.
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    (Original post by chloetraynor)
    Thanks for this!
    I checked my postcode using Acorn and apparently I'm in Category 5 (the worst one, unsurprisingly) :
    "some of the most densely populated urban areas in the country and are characterised by a young, multi-ethnic population living in purpose-built blocks of flats, some of which are high rise" "high level of single parents and fewer traditional couples. Around one in five of these people might have a child who does not live with them"" low skilled occupations and incomes are low. A number of people will have two or more jobs in order to increase their income.""These neighbourhoods may also have a high number of people claiming Job Seeker's Allowance. Income Support, Employment and Support Allowance, and Housing Benefit will also provide support for some.""A relatively high proportion has noisy neighbours or considers their neighbourhood to suffer from vandalism and crime."

    Hopefully this means I'm a tiny bit more likely to get an interview, as the Oxford website says "When a candidate is flagged, it is strongly recommended that they are invited to interview"? Is this reasonable to assume?
    Does anybody know of a system where I could check my secondary school stats? I know it was an awful school (through experience and anecdote) but it would be really reassuring to know that Oxford is aware of this with data and evidence!

    Also, I can check up to 25 postcodes on Acorn, as I've signed up, so if anybody wants me to check their postcode for them, send me a dm or something
    As far as I'm aware, Oxford makes great efforts to ensure that GCSE grades in particular are contextualised, that is to say that the grades of an applicant are compared with the average grade profile of a student from that school.For example, if you went to a less well performing school, where the average GCSE profile comprised of C/D, and you managed to achieve to achieve A/B, then this would signal to Oxford that the particular candidate has significant potential and would be worth considering.Whereas an applicant from a high performing independent school where it was the norm to achieve 14 A*, would be a less appealing candidate if they achieved A/B (still incredibly respectable grades).This is to prevent preference being given to those who come from higher income families, and I think that the Brasenose admin would agree that Oxford places significant emphasis on the potential of a candidate, rather than simply past performance.
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    (Original post by Msachdeva789)
    Did they give you dates for every subject? If so, can you post them here? Because I'm assuming that other colleges will have similar dates.
    This is what the email from Somerville said:

    For arts, humanities, social sciences subjects, biological sciences and biochemistry — by the end of Monday 30th November 2015

    For science and maths subjects — by the end of Monday 7th December 2015

    However, I think that the periods during which decisions are posted may differ from college to college, considering that interviews for biology subjects have already been posted by some. Notice they also say "by the end" which doesn't necessarily imply they will be sent on these exact dates; could be earlier, I'm guessing. Anyway, at least we can estimate when the wait ends! Good luck to you all!
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    (Original post by reenie.stp)
    I'm applying for Oriental Studies at St John's too! Have you heard anything about interviews yet?
    (Original post by Ivoryfall)
    Im also an orietal studies applicant although I'm applying at Hertford for Chinese after I got my written work receipt email, it was reaffirmed that interviews will go out no later than one week before te interview dates - for us, those dates are 9-11th December, so interviews will be sent out no later than 2nd December and probably start being handed out in the next week I haven't seen any Oriental applicants getting interviews yet so it'll be soon!
    I applied for Chinese at Pembroke. Did you get any email regarding the interview?

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    (Original post by Nancy97)
    I applied for Chinese at Pembroke. Did you get any email regarding the interview?

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    Yep! A rejection this morning, which I posted a few posts back :,)
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    (Original post by em_lrob)
    Do you know when Univ normally give out history and politics interviews?
    Sorry, no.
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    Interview timetable is done at the university/subject level:

    http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/under...view-timetable

    The colleges contact you at least a week before the scheduled date for your subject.
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    Just got an interview invitation from Lincoln for Music!! So happy!! Anyone else going to be in Lincoln from Dec 6th-10th??
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    (Original post by drumsticks)
    As far as I'm aware, Oxford makes great efforts to ensure that GCSE grades in particular are contextualised, that is to say that the grades of an applicant are compared with the average grade profile of a student from that school.For example, if you went to a less well performing school, where the average GCSE profile comprised of C/D, and you managed to achieve to achieve A/B, then this would signal to Oxford that the particular candidate has significant potential and would be worth considering.Whereas an applicant from a high performing independent school where it was the norm to achieve 14 A*, would be a less appealing candidate if they achieved A/B (still incredibly respectable grades).This is to prevent preference being given to those who come from higher income families, and I think that the Brasenose admin would agree that Oxford places significant emphasis on the potential of a candidate, rather than simply past performance.
    Oxford Undergraduate Admissions have provided an explanation of the contextual information appended to UK applications through UCAS here:
    http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/under...ontextual-data

    Past performance (usually GCSEs), current performance (admissions tests/interviews), and a judgement of future performance (interviews and also
    record of attainment, allowing where applicable for context) all influence the selectors' decision.
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    There seem to be a lot of Brasenose applicants - and a lot of Biochemistry applicants! Interestingg
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    If I have been reallocated for a different college (Brasenose-->Queen's for Biochemistry), does this indicate that my application was considered weak?
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    (Original post by Ivoryfall)
    Yep! A rejection this morning, which I posted a few posts back :,)
    Mind me for asking, but you are so much older than everyone here, WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU DOING IN THE PAST 10 YEARS??!?!? :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
 
 
 
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