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    (Original post by drumsticks)
    There certainly is between ABD and AAAA, which a lot of applicants will have.
    It depends on the subject I think, and also AS grades aren't the be all and end all. Had a friend last year accepted for PPE with AABC at AS so you never know!
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    (Original post by not you)
    The thing is, there are lots of applicants who are really good at speaking and writing personal statements but also have top grades, and I don't know where you've heard a good personal statement can make up for poor grades but it certainly isn't true for Oxbridge, especially given that some tutors don't even read them and only look at the quantitative facts instead of the subjective ps that probably wasn't 100% of the applicant's own work.



    Oxford don't use grades just for shortlisting, especially when there's an admissions test and sometimes they will only use the admissions test results to shortlist. When they do the final holistic evaluation of the student, they look at the grades and a student with much worse grades than the rest of the cohort will be at a significant disadvantage in comparison, even with a great interview or personal statement.
    Cambridge seems to be far more hung up on grades than Oxford. The interview is more significant at Oxford than Cambridge and grades more significant at Cambridge than Oxford. You can't usefully compare applicants with very different grades and equally good interviews and pre-test scores and then generalise; the picture will be far more mixed. It might well be the case than an 11A* applicant is peeved because he or she doesn't get an offer while someone with 5A* did - but that will be down to the pre-test and interview. That's an old complaint from rejected applicants with flawless grades.
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    (Original post by crastle)
    Hahahahahahahahahaahahah


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    Aren't you the guy who wrote a book he never read into his PS?
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    Oh, hello everybody.

    I am new here. I haven\t got my interview tho.
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    (Original post by GeogersReprsent)
    It depends on the subject I think, and also AS grades aren't the be all and end all. Had a friend last year accepted for PPE with AABC at AS so you never know!
    Sure, that's true, I'm just suggesting that people shouldn't assume Oxford are going to be so impressed with an interview and personal statement that they'll miraculously ignore below-than-average AS and predicted grades. Sad truth is, for every course, there is always gonna be someone with a better interview, personal statement, AS and predicted grades. Grades aren't everything, but you don't just put them on the UCAS form for a cheap laugh.
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    (Original post by Irwin)
    Cambridge seems to be far more hung up on grades than Oxford. The interview is more significant at Oxford than Cambridge and grades more significant at Cambridge than Oxford. You can't usefully compare applicants with very different grades and equally good interviews and pre-test scores and then generalise; the picture will be far more mixed. It might well be the case than an 11A* applicant is peeved because he or she doesn't get an offer while someone with 5A* did - but that will be down to the pre-test and interview. That's an old complaint from rejected applicants with flawless grades.
    I'm not talking about 11A* vs 5A* though, since that can often be attributed to the school or the student not knowing how important GCSEs were, I'm referring to predicted grades of A*AA vs ABB, where there is a significant difference between each grade and shows a much bigger issue than not getting straight A*s. I agree that you can't really say someone with 5A*s is much worse than someone with 11A*s though.
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    (Original post by FutureOxford3)
    Aren't you the guy who wrote a book he never read into his PS?
    Lol,dat shot
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    (Original post by ForeignStudent32)
    And I don't really care where I go as long as it is highly ranked ...
    (Original post by ForeignStudent32)
    Cough cough there is something called yield rate cough
    (Original post by ForeignStudent32)
    I meant using Oxford as a back up :P
    (Original post by ForeignStudent32)
    Are you stupid and not capable of thinking?

    **** off. Nobody needs your arrogant, assertive, pretentious ass here.
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    (Original post by FutureOxford3)
    Aren't you the guy who wrote a book he never read into his PS?
    So many people do it


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    (Original post by walrustrainer)
    **** off. Nobody needs your arrogant, assertive, pretentious ass here.
    Calm down. .... He was referring to someone else who was using oxford as aback up. What is wrong with going to. Highly ranked university when one is capable of doing so
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    (Original post by crastle)
    So many people do it


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    Lol I was joking. The shot just seemed to good to not to take it
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    Guys calm down yeah? Lets all take a chill pill for a sec!!
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    full on laughed at this I don't know if you're joking or not :')
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    Is anyone applying for Philosophy and Modern Languages? (I've applied for Philosophy and Beginner's Modern Greek at St. Annes). Has anyone had an invite for any subject that you had to take an MLAT for? Thank you xx
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    (Original post by Hello278910)
    Hi

    Any other Geography applicants?
    Xxx
    ME~~~ Get allocated to Christ Church (I did open application) hope they can tell us sooner so that I can buy tickets cheaper if available...
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    (Original post by MouseyBrown)
    In the nicest possible way, with all due respect, are you for real?

    Firstly, you said your A2 predictions did not meet the minimum requirements. You are right, AS levels are not so important, but it would be naive to say that your predictions aren't.

    Anyway, Oxford Brookes giving you an offer is totally irrelevant to your application to Oxford. They are different universities. It's like saying that Cambridge should give you an offer because Loughborough did.
    Anglia ruskin, its the oxford brookes of Cambridge.


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    I'm guessing noone's heard anything from History yet?
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    (Original post by Hello278910)
    You can't apply to both Oxford and Cambridge, your comment is irrelevant.
    You can, Organ Scholarship.


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    (Original post by jakebasty)
    I've applied to Jesus (ironically), and I thought the PHIL was bloody hard, ngl. But I didn't come out of it entirely disappointed, so we'll see. Yourself?
    Ah I've applied to Oriel college. Yea I found the philosophy test quite hard but I think I did okay, (hopefully). Good luck with your application, we will probably hear this week. Where else have you applied/ what courses?
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    (Original post by longsightdon)
    I have an interview there, didn't apply directly there tho put in an open and got allocated there

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    What subject?
 
 
 
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