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      (Original post by antigone-)
      My GCSEs are quite similar - 3A*s and 10As, but after speaking to Oxford admissions they say the general profile is more important. I think I could write a good PS but after that C2 exam my AS grades don't look too brilliant :/ ah well
      That C2 exam really lowered my confidence too
      I've been doing super curriculars all year, and I also have a 5 week research placement over the summer, so hopefully my PS will be alright.
      I'm slightly worried about my Lit grade now though
      Will it matter if I get a B in that compared to As in the sciences/maths?
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      (Original post by enaayrah)
      That C2 exam really lowered my confidence too
      I've been doing super curriculars all year, and I also have a 5 week research placement over the summer, so hopefully my PS will be alright.
      I'm slightly worried about my Lit grade now though
      Will it matter if I get a B in that compared to As in the sciences/maths?
      You're applying for a science course so I highly doubt it
      Regardless a B is still a good grade so it shows you have a wider set of skills
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      I'm probably not good enough for Cambridge, so hello Oxford thread :lol:
      With the way AS exams have gone so far, I doubt I'll get into either :/

      GCSE grades: 11A*s 1B
      A-Levels: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths (+C3)
      Course: Medicine (A100)
      College: Not a clue, I'll have to see when I go to the open day :lol: I've walked past all of them several times (hundreds of times) so I have an idea of which ones I prefer and which ones I dislike. Magdalen college is the one that's linked with my school so I've been there a lot. I don't really like where it is tbh, it's just off the High street. Plus it's quite grand and formal, and not really my thing. There's a college that's on the road past the sheldonian if you walk down a bit and follow the road past the psychology department and the zoology department. It's so pretty, but I don't know what it's called xD
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        (Original post by antigone-)
        You're applying for a science course so I highly doubt it
        Regardless a B is still a good grade so it shows you have a wider set of skills
        Hopefully it does so You're applying for History right?
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        (Original post by enaayrah)
        Hopefully it does so You're applying for History right?
        History and Politics hopefully
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          (Original post by antigone-)
          History and Politics hopefully
          Ahh good luck!
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            (Original post by thechemistress)
            I'm probably not good enough for Cambridge, so hello Oxford thread :lol:
            With the way AS exams have gone so far, I doubt I'll get into either :/

            GCSE grades: 11A*s 1B
            A-Levels: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths (+C3)
            Course: Medicine (A100)
            College: Not a clue, I'll have to see when I go to the open day :lol: I've walked past all of them several times (hundreds of times) so I have an idea of which ones I prefer and which ones I dislike. Magdalen college is the one that's linked with my school so I've been there a lot. I don't really like where it is tbh, it's just off the High street. Plus it's quite grand and formal, and not really my thing. There's a college that's on the road past the sheldonian if you walk down a bit and follow the road past the psychology department and the zoology department. It's so pretty, but I don't know what it's called xD
            ayyyyyyy lmao didn't think i'd ever see you here aha
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            (Original post by enaayrah)
            Ahh good luck!
            Thank you, you too! I was wondering, what are you reasons for being stuck between Oxford and Cambridge? Are you more into one over the other?
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            ayyyyyyy lmao didn't think i'd ever see you here aha
            Lmao, neither did I tbh :lol:
            How's it going Ben? It's been a while xD
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            (Original post by thechemistress)
            I'm probably not good enough for Cambridge, so hello Oxford thread :lol:
            With the way AS exams have gone so far, I doubt I'll get into either :/

            GCSE grades: 11A*s 1B
            A-Levels: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths (+C3)
            Course: Medicine (A100)
            College: Not a clue, I'll have to see when I go to the open day :lol: I've walked past all of them several times (hundreds of times) so I have an idea of which ones I prefer and which ones I dislike. Magdalen college is the one that's linked with my school so I've been there a lot. I don't really like where it is tbh, it's just off the High street. Plus it's quite grand and formal, and not really my thing. There's a college that's on the road past the sheldonian if you walk down a bit and follow the road past the psychology department and the zoology department. It's so pretty, but I don't know what it's called xD
            If you need help with college decisions I found a good TSR college breakdown yesterday which helped me:
            http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki..._Pros_and_Cons
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            (Original post by antigone-)
            If you need help with college decisions I found a good TSR college breakdown yesterday which helped me:
            http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki..._Pros_and_Cons
            Ooh, thank you!
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              (Original post by thechemistress)
              Lmao, neither did I tbh :lol:
              How's it going Ben? It's been a while xD
              AS levels do weird things to people

              Mehhh I'm good shame I can't say the same about how results day is currently looking in terms of UMS aha, how about you?
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              (Original post by BBeyond)
              AS levels do weird things to people

              Mehhh I'm good shame I can't say the same about how results day is currently looking in terms of UMS aha, how about you?
              Yeah, I thought you were set on Cambridge dude? XD

              I don't even want to see my results at this point. Like, just no :lol:
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                (Original post by antigone-)
                Thank you, you too! I was wondering, what are you reasons for being stuck between Oxford and Cambridge? Are you more into one over the other?
                Admittedly, I've been dreaming about Cambridge since the start of the year, I even know which college I'm applying to and everything if I apply there, but I think that I might have a better chance with Oxford

                Also, Cambridge's Natural Sciences course is very flexible so I can try out lots of different sciences, but I'm set on Biochemistry when applying to other universities so...not really a huge deal I guess
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                  (Original post by thechemistress)
                  Yeah, I thought you were set on Cambridge dude? XD

                  I don't even want to see my results at this point. Like, just no :lol:
                  I was until AS levels started fairly sure i got 200/200 in economics should be 197 minimum, so I could probs apply to cambridge for economics with that and a 92-94% average for maths/fm but my heart wants me to apply for maths, and that maths UMS won't cut it for camb maths :/

                  ikr so nervous for results i just wanna boss these last exams
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                  (Original post by enaayrah)
                  Admittedly, I've been dreaming about Cambridge since the start of the year, I even know which college I'm applying to and everything if I apply there, but I think that I might have a better chance with Oxford

                  Also, Cambridge's Natural Sciences course is very flexible so I can try out lots of different sciences, but I'm set on Biochemistry when applying to other universities so...not really a huge deal I guess
                  Ahh fair enough.. I guess it all depends on results day
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                  (Original post by BBeyond)
                  I was until AS levels started fairly sure i got 200/200 in economics should be 197 minimum, so I could probs apply to cambridge for economics with that and a 92-94% average for maths/fm but my heart wants me to apply for maths, and that maths UMS won't cut it for camb maths :/

                  ikr so nervous for results i just wanna boss these last exams
                  Why? What went wrong with maths? Tbh you've probably done amazingly

                  Sameee. Four exams left to go, we can do this! How many have you got left? XD
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                  (Original post by mickeydelmonte)
                  Would you (or anyone seeing this) happen to know whether you can submit more than one application to oxford in one cycle eg. 1 for medicine and 1 for biomed? Also, is it true that GCSE grades are more emphasised than AS grades, and where in the spectrum of oxford candidates would 12a*s put me? Also, do oxford require that all the GCSEs are done in the same year (I did maths in year 7 and Spanish in year 9)? Would I be required to mention this even if I didn't want to?

                  Thanks.

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                  This information is from an experienced UCAS officer at successful private school who gave me advice concerning the whole application process (take it with a pinch of salt)
                  Your GCSE grades are given a score according to number of A*s, As etc. The admissions test you sit (so in your case the BMAT, I sat the PAT) is also given a score, along with your predicted grades and interview.
                  They are also given separate scores and from that applicants are ranked. Depending on the subject, the admissions test and interview have different weighting, especially in subjects that don't have an admissions test.

                  12A*s of course already puts you at an advantage, but in the entire spectrum of things, GCSEs just make up another part of the admissions process. Your application as a whole is taken into consideration.
                  And no, they do not care for all GCSEs taken in the same year. I did French in year 9, 3 gcses in year 10 and the rest in year 11.

                  Just make sure you smash your AS exams and work hard for the admissions test to ensure you get an interview and hopefully an offer. Good luck.
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                    (Original post by thechemistress)
                    Why? What went wrong with maths? Tbh you've probably done amazingly

                    Sameee. Four exams left to go, we can do this! How many have you got left? XD
                    the best way to describe my 3 maths exam so far is choke aha, just got nervous and made some of the most stupid mistakes i've ever seen. yeah i was buzzing with how econ went, hopefully maths went better then i think , i'm sure you did much better than you think as well!

                    5 :/ chem2,s1,s2,m1,c3 what have you got left?
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                    Oxford is for cool kids. The people who get into Oxford are too busying having fun to study, but ace the entrance exams.

                    Cambridge kiddies on the other than memorise mark schemes ; )

                    PS Applying for physics
                   
                   
                   
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