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    I'm applying for Arabic and Islamic Studies at St Johns.
    GCSE's: 7 A*s, 3 As, 1 B
    AS: AAAA

    So worried about the OLAT though, it looks really hard
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    Hi,

    If I'm predicted 2 A*s and 2 As can I still apply to medicine at University College Oxford? Surely I would be ranked lower on this than everyone else applying, who might be predicted much higher??

    I got 4 As (none taken early or anything) and 10 A*s at GCSE (lots of people from my school got this though so my results aren't really that special!!)
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    Hi,

    If I'm predicted 2 A*s and 2 As can I still apply to medicine at University College Oxford? Surely I would be ranked lower on this than everyone else applying, who might be predicted much higher??

    I got 4 As (none taken early or anything) and 10 A*s at GCSE (lots of people from my school got this though so my results aren't really that special!!)
    Might as well give it a go, as long as you fit the requirements, why worry?
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    (Original post by Lisa-Marie1995)
    Hi, it's nice to know that there's someone who's interested in the same course . What made you want to apply for that combination? (I've never met anyone who wanted to study both languages )

    What's your main interest in Hebrew?
    Basically, I've studied French since I was about 10 and it has always been my favourite language; I dream of becoming fluent, and carrying it on to degree level seems like the best way to do this. Also, the added exposure to literature and culture that you get by completing a degree cannot compare in my eyes to the linguistic ability I would obtain if I simply carried on informally learning French in my free time, so French was my obvious course choice.

    However, I wanted to expand my horizons a little by learning a new language ab initio, and when I considered all of my options, Hebrew seemed like the best choice for me. I wanted to take on the challenge of a non-european language for a start, and do something a little different. But by studying Hebrew I can also maintain a variety of my interests. For a while, I contemplated taking Theology, and therefore the option to do Biblical Hebrew as part of this course really appealed to me. I'm also really interested in conflict geography and international relations, and the opportunity to look at the Palestinian conflict in detail as part of the course sounded really interesting. Finally, as a Christian, I can't deny that the idea of spending a year in Israel really speaks to me. I've never had the opportunity to go before and everything I have seen or read, makes me think that I would love it.

    Sorry, I realise that this is a huge splurge of information, I got a little carried away..
    What about you? Why are you combining the two?
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    (Original post by buzzfeed23)
    Hi,

    If I'm predicted 2 A*s and 2 As can I still apply to medicine at University College Oxford? Surely I would be ranked lower on this than everyone else applying, who might be predicted much higher??

    I got 4 As (none taken early or anything) and 10 A*s at GCSE (lots of people from my school got this though so my results aren't really that special!!)
    Congratulations on your results

    That is an excellent set of predictions: you have as much chance as anyone, though Oxford Medicine is exceptionally competitive. Take a look at these statistics:
    http://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/med...cal/statistics
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    (Original post by resistingdestiny)
    I'm applying for Arabic and Islamic Studies at St Johns.
    GCSE's: 7 A*s, 3 As, 1 B
    AS: AAAA

    So worried about the OLAT though, it looks really hard
    It's meant to be tricky, don't worry too much
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    (Original post by BrasenoseAdm)
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    Hi, I am wanting to apply to read Chemistry at Brasenose college. How detrimental will my unexpected B grade in Biology be to my chance of getting in? I got AAAB overall, with the As being in Chemistry, Maths and French. I got 9A*s 2As and 1 B at GCSE. Also if I am given an A*AA prediction, would it be possible to obtain an A*A*A offer regardless?
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    (Original post by Azzer11)
    Hi, I am wanting to apply to read Chemistry at Brasenose college. How detrimental will my unexpected B grade in Biology be to my chance of getting in? I got AAAB overall, with the As being in Chemistry, Maths and French. I got 9A*s 2As and 1 B at GCSE. Also if I am given an A*AA prediction, would it be possible to obtain an A*A*A offer regardless?
    Well done on your AS results. AS do not influence the outcome greatly. The key thing is the A2 prediction. Applicants MUST be predicted A*A*A
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    (Original post by BrasenoseAdm)
    Well done on your AS results. Unless cashed in AS do not influence the outcome. The key thing is the A2 prediction. Applicants MUST be predicted A*A*A
    Does Oxford care about General Studies or Critical Thinking? I took both of these ontop of my 4 options gaining an A and B respectively. Will that affect anything considering i got 4As (but will not be certificated until A2)?

    Edit: Critical thinking is the only one cashed in as the syllabus is being discontinued.
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    (Original post by LoveToArgue)
    I'm sorry if something like this has been asked before, but could a good performance at AS and GCSE make up for a less good/poor LNAT score?
    Not for a poor LNAT
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    Not for a poor LNAT
    Not necessarily bad, just about average
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    I've posted before but it was ages ago and, hey, I have AS results to put in, why not

    GCSEs: 9A* 2A 1B
    ASs: AAAA in English Lit, History, Philosophy and Economics
    A Levels: English, History and Philosophy - dropping Econ. No predicted grades yet!!
    Course: History
    College: Balliol

    Hope everyone got what they wanted today!



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    (Original post by lifescomplexity)
    I've posted before but it was ages ago and, hey, I have AS results to put in, why not

    GCSEs: 9A* 2A 1B
    ASs: AAAA in English Lit, History, Philosophy and Economics
    A Levels: English, History and Philosophy - dropping Econ. No predicted grades yet!!
    Course: History
    College: Balliol

    Hope everyone got what they wanted today!



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    GCSE grades: 1A^ 1A* 3A 3B 2C + Merit in OCR First ICT
    A-Levels: 4A at AS, A2 Unknown hopefully A*A*AA
    Course: Maths and Computer Science
    College: Keble
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    (Original post by Eux)
    Does Oxford care about General Studies or Critical Thinking? I took both of these ontop of my 4 options gaining an A and B respectively. Will that affect anything considering i got 4As (but will not be certificated until A2)?

    Edit: Critical thinking is the only one cashed in as the syllabus is being discontinued.
    GS & CT do not influence decisions because not all schools offer them. Any benefit is indirect - ie study for them may strengthen thinking skills.
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    Hi I am looking to apply to Biochemistry next year but am wondering whether it is worth putting down Oxford as an option; I would want to have a good chance of getting an interview.

    I have 5*s and 7As at GCSE, and recently got my AS's which were: A in geog, A in bio, B in chem and B in maths (will retake one chem and one maths exam as was close to the A boundaries in both). I am likely to be predicted A*A*AA for my A2s. I also have relevant work experience at UCL and did a taster day at Cambridge.

    I know it's impossible to predict whether I would get an interview but I would just like to hear some people's honest opinions on it.

    Cheers
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    (Original post by cherrycola98)
    GCSE grades: 12A* 2A
    A-Levels: French, Biology, Chemistry and Psychology (AS)
    Course: French
    College: Not sure yet, maybe Wadham or Oriel??
    You do realise that Wadham and Oriel is a strange choice, they are very very different.
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    (Original post by BrasenoseAdm)
    GS & CT do not influence decisions because not all schools offer them. Any benefit is indirect - ie study for them may strengthen thinking skills.
    Is it possible to get cashed-in grades remarked? I was unaware that this would be happening, I would like to remark my exam module to strengthen my overall grade.

    If this proves impossible, will this greatly inhibit my chances of gaining a place at Oxford?
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    Hi everyone,
    I got 4 As at AS and 7 A* 3 A at GCSE, how should I go about getting an interview at Oxford to study English? Because some have told me that interviews are given randomly, so I've no idea what to do to secure one.
    Thanks!
 
 
 
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