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    (Original post by BJack)
    You can do law with almost any set of A levels, including all science subjects. Having some evidence that you can write is helpful, though, and I'd imagine that French provides that.
    I'm also doing an EPQ so hopefully that will help!
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    Are you at any added benefit were you to take more AS levels or more A levels? Say, for example, would 5A's at AS level put you in a better position than having the standard 4A's? Or would 5A's 1 B look better or worse than 5A's?
    No (short answer). There's quite an extensive discussion on AS results on TSR if you look.
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    (Original post by PharaohFromSpace)
    Hey guys, so AS results came out and they were way below expectations. So I sent an email to the university asking if they accepted resits as long as my A levels are completed within 2 years and I mentioned that I want to apply to medicine as an international student.
    They said yes.
    However they also said that my chances are lower as a candidate. I wanted to ask, has anyone here done any resits and managed to successfully go on to secure a place, or do you know anyone who has? Would really appreciate some help.
    Thanks!
    If you are an all-the-way international student (ie, not EU) your chances of getting in to medicine at Oxford are vanishingly small in the first place. Seriously: last year 5 international students got places. If you are being told that a re-sit lowers your chances further, I would not get my hopes up.
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    (Original post by DCDude)
    If you are an all-the-way international student (ie, not EU) your chances of getting in to medicine at Oxford are vanishingly small in the first place. Seriously: last year 5 international students got places. If you are being told that a re-sit lowers your chances further, I would not get my hopes up.
    Wow, 5?! I had no idea, they always said they had a maximum of 10 or 12 so I always assumed that that was the number that got admitted, but thank you anyway
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    (Original post by RGBlinkFrayXx)
    Hi guys,

    Wondering on some advice for which medical schools to apply to...
    GCSEs: 9 A*s 1A in French and 1A in Add Maths (FSMQ, so top grade).
    AS Levels: AAAA
    A2 predictions: A*A*A* (Bio Chem Maths)
    EPQ: Ethics in Transplant Surgery
    College: lol no idea! XD
    Was thinking of Oxford but don't know whether my GCSEs are good enough? Anybody got any advice/alternative suggestions?

    Cheers in advance!
    RGBlinkFrayXx
    I think perhaps your GCSE's are slightly below the average, but there will undoubtedly be many people below you in terms of GCSE. The ox website says that 10a* is the average. I am too applying to read medicine. Its definitely worth you applying to oxford, think about imperial UCL, queen Mary and kings too.
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    Hi guys,

    I am applying for Materials Science at Oxford.

    My GCSEs were 8A*s 2As

    My AS results were:
    Biology - A 86%
    Chemistry - A 89%
    Physics - A 90%
    Maths - A 87%

    Av. 89% across Chem Phy and Maths

    I am have been on a Headstart Broadbased Engineering Course and also a Smallpeice Trust Nanotechnology course. I am doing an extended project on an application of Nanotechnology within Medicine. Aside from my EPQ research which was quite specialist, I have read a few different Materials books from the Oxford MatSci reading list. I am a National standard athlete and have lots of extra curricular activities and leadership roles. However I did not do further maths and I have learning support for slow processing.

    Do you think that I can make a good application for Oxford?
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    GCSE grades: 3 A*, 4 A, 2 B, 1 C
    A-Levels: achieved A*AA in Maths, Physics, Chemistry
    AS-Levels: achieved B in Further Maths
    Course: Physics
    College: I havent looked at colleges.

    Compared to a lot of people on here, my GCSEs are not good (although the A*s are in maths , physics , chemistry ).
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    I'm sneaking over here from the Cambridge page - I've been stalking both forums for ages but have written on neither, but now I'm leaning slightly towards Oxford, mainly because I'm worried about my UMS average. I think I need to visit again just to be sure about applying, but I'll post anyway!

    GCSEs: 12 A*
    AS Levels: AAAA (average 93.5%) I also took AS French in year 11 and got a B, but didn't continue it in year 12.
    A2 predictions: A*A*A*A*
    Course: Medicine
    College: Magdalen was my favourite when I last visited, or maybe St John's/ Trinity.

    Still not sure between Oxford or Cambridge as I think I prefer Cambridge slightly more as a city. Then again, I was only there a few days and the weather was much nicer than when I was at Oxford, hmm... :') If anyone wants to try to steer me towards Oxford, that would be very helpful as to making up my mind!

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    (Original post by Lainathiel)
    I'm sneaking over here from the Cambridge page - I've been stalking both forums for ages but have written on neither, but now I'm leaning slightly towards Oxford, mainly because I'm worried about my UMS average. I think I need to visit again just to be sure about applying, but I'll post anyway!

    GCSEs: 12 A*
    AS Levels: AAAA (average 93.5%) I also took AS French in year 11 and got a B, but didn't continue it in year 12.
    A2 predictions: A*A*A*A*
    Course: Medicine
    College: Magdalen was my favourite when I last visited, or maybe St John's/ Trinity.

    Still not sure between Oxford or Cambridge as I think I prefer Cambridge slightly more as a city. Then again, I was only there a few days and the weather was much nicer than when I was at Oxford, hmm... :' If anyone wants to try to steer me towards Oxford, that would be very helpful as to making up my mind!

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    Your UMS seems plenty high enough for Cambridge!! Your academics in total seem very impressive!
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    GCSEs: 5A*s 6As
    AS Levels: AAAA (UMS average - 96%)
    Course: Joint Honours History and English Lit
    College: No idea
    EPQ on the presentation of women in slavery in literature

    I'm very conflicted about whether to apply. I LOVE History and English passionately which is why I would want to go to Oxford, as opposed to many others who are mainly applying for reasons of prestige.

    I'm worried though that the amount of work I will need to put in to get a place, my school makes out that its a huge amount of work and I really don't want my Oxford application to infringe on my A2 work and my EPQ, especially September-November when it will all be happening at once. I'm not the fastest worker in the world either. I don't want my other grades and therefore chances of getting into other unis to suffer especially when I know there's a high chance of not getting in to Oxford anyway. Is it going to be worth applying or not? I need some advice on whether there is any possibility of this happening??

    Also I'm not the greatest speaker so I'm going to struggle with the interviews.. agh I'm so conflicted and parents and teachers are being no help D: please can someone give me some advice?? thanks
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    I keep reading that Oxford barely even look at AS level results! Having gotten 4 As with over 90% ums in each of my subjects, and 10 A*s at GCSE, will they not appreciate those UMS scores as cambridge would?
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    (Original post by learner248)
    I keep reading that Oxford barely even look at AS level results! Having gotten 4 As with over 90% ums in each of my subjects, and 10 A*s at GCSE, will they not appreciate those UMS scores as cambridge would?
    They will of course appreciate them. Remember the application is a holistic assessment; GCSEs, results with high UMS as well as the TSA and interview will benefit your application.
    Oxford even recommend mentioning high UMS on your reference (I did this for English and French). These excellent grades won't guarantee you a spot, but the tutors will appreciate the level of work required and it will obviously help with your academic assessment.

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    (Original post by aasvogel)
    They will of course appreciate them. Remember the application is a holistic assessment; GCSEs, results with high UMS as well as the TSA and interview will benefit your application.
    Oxford even recommend mentioning high UMS on your reference (I did this for English and French). These excellent grades won't guarantee you a spot, but the tutors will appreciate the level of work required and it will obviously help with your academic assessment.

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    Okay, thank you for making that clearer, I might do just that
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    (Original post by Marakh)
    You do realise that Wadham and Oriel is a strange choice, they are very very different.
    In what ways are they different?
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    (Original post by MoonVirgo)
    Hi thanks! I will be resitting my English but that will be next summer and I'd already have to submit my UCAS this autumn with whatever I've got now... So my taking on a second-choice subject is a part of this plan of mine which I didn't say and am not sure if it'd work: I'd get into a uni and do their Psychology or Biology degree and in that year, as I'd already have done my resit and hopefully got some better-looking grades, reapply through UCAS to English at Oxford and hopefully get an unconditional offer. For a private and a familial reason a gap year isn't possible so the only option into English at Oxford is this...
    Lol I hope this makes sense...
    Stop stressing out. Oxford are looking for 'passionate' students with academic potential. You are clearly very passionate about your subject which is a good start. You will have to negotiate with your teacher to predict you either an A or A* for your English A2 - as your AS Grades aren't actually that important, its more about your predicted grades as it indicates whether or not you'll be able to meet the potential offer. What other subjects did you take & how did you do? Also, what are your GCSEs
    You'll have to ensure that you boss the ELAT & have a very strong personal statement and if invited for interview you impress the admissions tutor then. Your C Grade is NOT the end of the world, of course it will make the process more difficult, but you have to ensure your predicted grades are high!

    Also, there are plenty of other amazing Universities so don't worry if you aren't 'oxford material'!
    Good luck & don't freak out, remember your application will be considered holistically.
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    Hi,
    I'm considering applying to read Music at Oxford but I don't know whether a) I'll have enough to comfortably get in b) whether I'm too late to be thinking of going and c) if it's a good course? So many questions... My grades at GCSE are 4A*'s and 5 A's and I've done AS's twice at two different colleges with my recent results being AAAB.
    Any help would be welcome!
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    Hi,
    I'm considering applying to read Music at Oxford but I don't know whether a) I'll have enough to comfortably get in b) whether I'm too let to be thinking of going and c) if it's a good course? So many questions... My grades at GCSE are 4A*'s and 5 A's and I've done AS's twice at two different colleges with my recent results being AAAB.
    Any help would be welcome!
    ^^
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    Hey guys, I was just wondering if you could help me out a bit...

    My GCSEs weren't great, only one A* (in philosophy of all things), eight 'A's and one B; several modules were A*s but not enough. However, my AS levels last week were good and I'm on track for three A*s as well as an A in Further Maths which I'm doing as an extra mostly next year. All my teachers are telling me to apply to Oxbridge for Physics/Natural Sciences (I prefer Oxford though due to the course) but I am wary... At the end of the day I think it'll come down to Oxford's entrance exam. If I nail it, do I stand a solid chance of getting an interview? Oh and I come from a deprived state school down by the sea..

    Any response would be gladly appreciated! ^_^
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    I am a non-UK applicant excited about the Biomedical Sciences undergraduate degree. Can you give me some advice with some things, please:
    1) What score is needed for BMAT in order to be shortlisted, if u don't have any GCSEs?
    2) The interview... how was it??? - better safe than sorry-
    3) I will be seating the Romanian Baccalaureate next summer and it's no problem regarding Oxford and any other university that am going to apply to, but at UCL they require both biology and chemistry, whereas at this type of baccalaureate you can only sit an exam at one science from chemistry, biology, physics and computer science. Should I also sit the A-levels?
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    (Original post by Aufully)
    Hi,
    I'm considering applying to read Music at Oxford but I don't know whether a) I'll have enough to comfortably get in b) whether I'm too let to be thinking of going and c) if it's a good course? So many questions... My grades at GCSE are 4A*'s and 5 A's and I've done AS's twice at two different colleges with my recent results being AAAB.
    Any help would be welcome!
    (a) No grades would mean you 'comfortably get in' - but your grades should be enough.
    (b) No, you've got until October to apply, and there's even an open day next month.
    (c) I'll leave that to someone who has studied Music
 
 
 
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