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    (Original post by Mairickme)
    Hey, I'm from France and I'm planning to apply for History and Economics at oxford.
    I have my first bac results in the "Epreuves anticipées" which if I understand are our AS levels. In French written I got 13/20 (=a B), French oral 20/20 (=A*), sciences 17/20 (A-A*) and the TPE which is a sort of presentation and thesis paper that you work on for moths I got 19/20 (A*).
    I sit my main exams next year. I do the OIB so I sit A level history and English lit. I am in ES so my other main subjects are economy/sociology and Maths. My estimated bac grades in thes subjects are :
    17/20 in history (A-A*)
    16,5/20 in english lit (A)
    16/20 in maths (A- ?)
    15/20 in economics/sociology (A-)
    Oh and in my brevet (like GCSEs) I got 18,7/20 average which would be mostly As and A*
    How does this compare to the usual grades of oxford candidates ?
    According to Oxford's page on international qualifications, French applicants need an average of 16/20 in order for their application to be competitive. Your predicted grades average out to just above 16, so you technically fulfill their requirements. I'm not sure a 15/20 in economics/sociology will look very good if you're applying for history and economics, though. I would assume most international students exceed their country's requirements by quite a margin, since the acceptance rate for international applicants is so low, ca. 10% (someone correct me if I'm wrong). But you certainly have a chance. Is there any way to revise your predicted grades upwards?
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    Well in France it depends on your averages in course work. My averages in economics are between 15 and 16,5 so maybe I'll be okay
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    Will Oxford accept math chemistry and AICT as a level subject to read EP?


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    GCSE grades: 7A*s 2As 2Bs
    A-Levels: hopefully AAAAA
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    Hi,

    I'm an international student applying to Oxford to study History and Economics. I've decided to also apply to UCL and LSE for similar courses. Does anyone know what other universities would be good to apply to for a course similar to History and Economics?
    Thanks!
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    Hi, I'm an International student I was thinking of applying to either Cambridge or Oxford for computer science.IGCSE grades - 1 A*, 5 A's and 1 B.AS level- 4 a'sA level - 3 A*'s and 1 AThis are my actual grades not predicted ones.Where do you think I should apply?P.S ... I already did apply to Cambridge last year for Sept 2015 intake and got rejected but I think that was probably because I still was expecting my A levels result and looking at my AS level result no one would think I would score 3 A*'s and an A in A levels AS level result------Chem - 88(a)Physics- 87(a)Maths- 96(a)AICT- 84(a) So should I apply to Cambridge or Oxford this year or not?Do i have any chances of getting in??A level result----Chem- 90(A*)Maths- 97(A*)Physics- 91(A*)AICT- 81(A)
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    (Original post by n.safar4)
    Will Oxford accept math chemistry and AICT as a level subject to read EP?


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    Have you seen this page? You tick both boxes for studying a science and maths, so you're fine!
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    (Original post by aryanrulezz)
    Hi, I'm an International student I was thinking of applying to either Cambridge or Oxford for computer science.IGCSE grades - 1 A*, 5 A's and 1 B.AS level- 4 a'sA level - 3 A*'s and 1 AThis are my actual grades not predicted ones.Where do you think I should apply?P.S ... I already did apply to Cambridge last year for Sept 2015 intake and got rejected but I think that was probably because I still was expecting my A levels result and looking at my AS level result no one would think I would score 3 A*'s and an A in A levels AS level result------Chem - 88(a)Physics- 87(a)Maths- 96(a)AICT- 84(a) So should I apply to Cambridge or Oxford this year or not?Do i have any chances of getting in??A level result----Chem- 90(A*)Maths- 97(A*)Physics- 91(A*)AICT- 81(A)
    So did you get your a level results last august? Admissions tutors might worry that your maths will get rusty in the mean time so it might be worth taking up further maths, but you've definitely got a chance.
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    (Original post by Velvetgh0st)
    I'm doing Geography, English Lit, Government & Politics and ICT at AS and wanting to drop Geography at A2? Would Oxford accept ICT as one of my A level subject for law?


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    They would, but as it's a soft subject, it would most likely disadvantage you. You'd be better keeping Geography and dropping ICT.
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    (Original post by Connor D)
    Hi,

    I'm an international student applying to Oxford to study History and Economics. I've decided to also apply to UCL and LSE for similar courses. Does anyone know what other universities would be good to apply to for a course similar to History and Economics?
    Thanks!
    Manchester do Modern History and Economics.

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    (Original post by KombatWombat)
    So did you get your a level results last august? Admissions tutors might worry that your maths will get rusty in the mean time so it might be worth taking up further maths, but you've definitely got a chance.
    I got my result January 2015 ...
    But I have done nothing in the past six months so a little worried about that,,
    Have a got a chance?
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    Hey,
    Sadly I couldn't make the open days in July and also can't do the one in September so I was wondering if any of you could tell me what you learned from going to an open day? Any new insights / new thoughts? Did it make you feel more or less inclined to apply?
    Thankssss
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    (Original post by pak1994)
    That is great, although I would just add that how you feel on an open day is not necessarily reflective of how you will feel there, so if anyone ends up with an offer from a college they weren't particularly keen on at open day you will still probably end up loving it! (This is what happened to one of my best friends - she really didn't like our college on open day but now loves it (as the majority of people do)).

    Just out of interest, what is your top choice now?
    What was your friend's college?
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    GCSE grades: 8 A*s, 3 As
    A-Levels: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and English Literature (hoping for AAAA although I may get AAAB) and an A in EPQ
    Course: English Literature/PPE
    College: Trinity, Wadham, Catz
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    Since it looks like I'm going to apply to Oxford I might as well write here

    Course: PPE
    College: possibly Balliol or BNC.

    Does anyone know what would be the % at the TSA test of a successful applicant for PPE? Also, which of the sections would be more relevant: Critical Thinking or Problem Solving?
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    (Original post by lucyx)
    Hey,
    Sadly I couldn't make the open days in July and also can't do the one in September so I was wondering if any of you could tell me what you learned from going to an open day? Any new insights / new thoughts? Did it make you feel more or less inclined to apply?
    Thankssss
    Pity you couldn't make it! The Open Day was absolutely amazing and the people were very friendly (more then I would've expected ). Have to admit that I was feeling a bit skeptical on applying to Oxford but after visiting I really made up my mind. Are you interested in knowing anything in particular?
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    (Original post by personage)
    What was your friend's college?
    We're at New College
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    (Original post by adynaton)
    Pity you couldn't make it! The Open Day was absolutely amazing and the people were very friendly (more then I would've expected ). Have to admit that I was feeling a bit skeptical on applying to Oxford but after visiting I really made up my mind. Are you interested in knowing anything in particular?
    Thanks for replying! Which colleges did you visit and what did you think of them?
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    (Original post by lucyx)
    Thanks for replying! Which colleges did you visit and what did you think of them?

    bUTTING in here, but LMH is lovely. Worth going to look at. Glad I did. Ten mins walk out of centre, but tourist-free zone! Good food, good accommodation, and there are no better gardens in summer....new entrance and quad being built as we speak, soon to be completed. Friendly tutors. near North Oxford's Jericho for cinema, bars and shops. Walk across University Parks for Science and English faculties...
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    (Original post by lucyx)
    Thanks for replying! Which colleges did you visit and what did you think of them?
    I visited Balliol, BNC, Corpus Christi, Christ Church, Merton, Trinity and Hertford. Out of those, the one's I liked the most for my subject are Balliol and BNC but Corpus Christi and Christ Church were very good as well. It really depends on what kind of college you want: large or small, central or a bit far a way etc.


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