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    (Original post by Ivoryfall)
    Yes! That is my first choice as it makes most sense to me being older to choose the mature college. I had a sneaky peek at the Harris Manchester college thread but it looked very quiet! Are you applying there, too?
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    Nope, I'm not a mature student, but was just curious bc I'm also applying for Oriental Studies
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    (Original post by googolplexity)
    Nope, I'm not a mature student, but was just curious bc I'm also applying for Oriental Studies
    Ah! Cool Nice to meet you! Have you chosen your main culture/language choice? Always nice to meet others applying for the same course x
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    (Original post by Ivoryfall)
    Ah! Cool Nice to meet you! Have you chosen your main culture/language choice? Always nice to meet others applying for the same course x
    Yep! Applying for Chinese
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    (Original post by googolplexity)
    Yep! Applying for Chinese
    Awesome! I love the look of the course, and the module choices in year 3 and 4 really appeal to me. Probably going to focus on early philosophy modules but also considering taking Japanese as a second language for the last 2 years as I've already studied some before it wouldn't be a major struggle, but the possibility of Tibetan is a bit of a draw for me since I find Tibetan buddhism so interesting. Still, there's PLENTY of time to make those choices!

    Ultimately I'm planning to go into translation, localisation and possibly teaching in the future Do you have any particular modules you like the look of? x
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    I hope to get A* A* A A in Dutch, French, Spanish, German at A2 level .
    European and Middle Eastern languages: French and Hebrew
    I'm still deciding between St Hilda's and Magdalen,
    Is anyone else applying for Hebrew?
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    (Original post by Ivoryfall)
    Awesome! I love the look of the course, and the module choices in year 3 and 4 really appeal to me. Probably going to focus on early philosophy modules but also considering taking Japanese as a second language for the last 2 years as I've already studied some before it wouldn't be a major struggle, but the possibility of Tibetan is a bit of a draw for me since I find Tibetan buddhism so interesting. Still, there's PLENTY of time to make those choices!

    Ultimately I'm planning to go into translation, localisation and possibly teaching in the future Do you have any particular modules you like the look of? x
    Haha, I'm mainly focused on actually getting into the course first, so haven't really thought about year 3/4 module choices that much, although I do think you lose a lot more scope and breadth if you choose a secondary language, bc it takes up so much of your time, you know?

    Yeah I'm really into politics and international relations, so it would be super interesting to take a few of those modules!
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    (Original post by googolplexity)
    Haha, I'm mainly focused on actually getting into the course first, so haven't really thought about year 3/4 module choices that much, although I do think you lose a lot more scope and breadth if you choose a secondary language, bc it takes up so much of your time, you know?

    Yeah I'm really into politics and international relations, so it would be super interesting to take a few of those modules!
    Yeah I had thought that about the second language, too, which is why I'm erring over it. It's nice to hear other perspectives Oh wow, politics! Intense! Lots of respect for people who can handle politics, it's always been quite an intimidating subject to me.
    Hahahaha I know it must seem presumptuous to be planning so far ahead (totally hear you, getting onto the course is priority one!) but having some sort of plan in place helps me maintain my focus and to keep me aiming 'straight and true' for what I want to achieve and where I want to go
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    (Original post by Ivoryfall)
    Yeah I had thought that about the second language, too, which is why I'm erring over it. It's nice to hear other perspectives Oh wow, politics! Intense! Lots of respect for people who can handle politics, it's always been quite an intimidating subject to me.
    Hahahaha I know it must seem presumptuous to be planning so far ahead (totally hear you, getting onto the course is priority one!) but having some sort of plan in place helps me maintain my focus and to keep me aiming 'straight and true' for what I want to achieve and where I want to go
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    Haha, yeah I like politics a lot (despite the fact that I hate the A-level and am dropping it regardless of what happens on results day). Not presumptuous at all! I like to make plans and stuff, but I also think, because the course would be so new and so different, that I don't wanna make dead set plans, when I have no idea what's gonna happen, you know?
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    (Original post by googolplexity)
    Haha, yeah I like politics a lot (despite the fact that I hate the A-level and am dropping it regardless of what happens on results day). Not presumptuous at all! I like to make plans and stuff, but I also think, because the course would be so new and so different, that I don't wanna make dead set plans, when I have no idea what's gonna happen, you know?
    I hear that often A-Level courses and higher level courses of the same topic are vaaaaastly different, so chances are you'll enjoy it more than A -Level anyway Oh definitely, plans are always liable to change!
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    Hello,

    I am planning to apply to Oxford for 2016 entry.

    However, I am taking the SAT-R in October and the SAT II tests in November.

    I have no previous qualifications so will the University of Oxford offer me a conditional offer based merely on my personal statement, reference, and MAT test?
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    GCSE grades: 5A* 6A (Literally grasping at straws here...)(Took German a year early, self-taught A*)
    A-Levels: German, French, Chemistry, *Maths- Dropped after AS* (German AS and A2 Self-Taught... Again )
    Course: German and Arabic
    College: St Anne's

    I feel like the only double linguist on this thread??!
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    (Original post by Karamt)
    Hello,

    I am planning to apply to Oxford for 2016 entry.

    However, I am taking the SAT-R in October and the SAT II tests in November.

    I have no previous qualifications so will the University of Oxford offer me a conditional offer based merely on my personal statement, reference, and MAT test?
    So, you are planning on applying for Math or Computer Science at Oxford. You haven't taken the SAT, but are taking it for the first time in October of your senior year. You haven't taken any SAT subject tests or APs, but you are planning on taking subject tests in November, which means the Math II and what else? So the only objective assessment you will apply with is the MAT, yes?

    Well, anything is possible, but applying with no scores at all doesn't give the tutors much to go on. I guess if you do an amazing job on the MAT it is possible to get to interview, but it seems a long shot. Are there background reasons why you have no scores?
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    (Original post by bekkahbee44)
    GCSE grades: 5A* 6A (Literally grasping at straws here...)(Took German a year early, self-taught A*)
    A-Levels: German, French, Chemistry, *Maths- Dropped after AS* (German AS and A2 Self-Taught... Again )
    Course: German and Arabic
    College: St Anne's

    I feel like the only double linguist on this thread??!
    Nahhh you're not, I'm applying for French and ab initio Russian
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    (Original post by Karamt)
    Hello,

    I am planning to apply to Oxford for 2016 entry.

    However, I am taking the SAT-R in October and the SAT II tests in November.

    I have no previous qualifications so will the University of Oxford offer me a conditional offer based merely on my personal statement, reference, and MAT test?
    Yes, if you do well enough on the MAT and interviews. Not having any previous qualifications makes it harder for us to assess you; but the MAT and interviews are the main things.

    Gavin
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    If you're applying for Law check my thread
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    the joys of writing personal statements- ugh ._.
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    (Original post by tilly5798)
    the joys of writing personal statements- ugh ._.
    I know the feels. I've been writing and re-writing and editing mine for months! x
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    (Original post by Ivoryfall)
    I know the feels. I've been writing and re-writing and editing mine for months! x
    That's good, I've only done one draft, and am struggling on what to put first and how to make it stand out >____<

    What subject are you planning to study?
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    (Original post by tilly5798)
    That's good, I've only done one draft, and am struggling on what to put first and how to make it stand out >____<

    What subject are you planning to study?
    I'm applying for Chinese. My difficulty is making it sound enthusiastic but also intelligent. I am great at lots of descriptive, vibrant waffle, but that won't get me into Oxford :,)
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    (Original post by tilly5798)
    the joys of writing personal statements- ugh ._.
    The most unnerving task in the history of unnerving tasks


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