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Form your location...Cheltenham College?
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Form your location...Cheltenham College?
actually, no. although cc doesn't have that great a reputation (and alot of the guys from there are a bit tosserish, to make a horrible generalisation). i was thinking of dean close.
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Oh right. Not heard of that. My mate lives in Cheltenhamshire (as it should be called!) and he was v pleased he'd got into Oxford ahead of all the College boys who'd literally looked down on him all his life.
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Oh right. Not heard of that. My mate lives in Cheltenhamshire (as it should be called!) and he was v pleased he'd got into Oxford ahead of all the College boys who'd literally looked down on him all his life.
it should indeed, much easier to spell than 'gloucestershire.' dean close is a pretty pants school, considering how much you have to pay to go there (*hopes no-one from dean close reads this*). and good for your friend, the college boys need putting in their place. we had to share a bus with them to go on a trip somewhere and they spent the entire journey looking digusted at the fact that we were talking.
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Small, Non-Selective Independent School:
1-3 per year is about right (U6th is about 50-60??)
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From the looks of this thread it still looks like a higher % of people are getting in from public schools, so that completely nullifies the myth that state school kids are given an advantage. In my comp 1 lad got in out of the 10 or so who applied and there are about 90 in my year. The fact that oxbridge are accepting 30+ ppl from certain schools is proof that the old boy network is still very much in place.
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What, the fact that the school that we can think of that gets the most people into Oxbridge is state-run?

I don't think that's proof.
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The fact that oxbridge are accepting 30+ ppl from certain schools is proof that the old boy network is still very much in place.
yeah, i mean, that old boys network of my 40+ certain state 6th form. :rolleyes:

even if the stats here did suggest that* to cry foul play we'd have been working on the assumption all oxbridge applicants are equal & pre-application, all applicants have an equal chance of getting in? anyone really believe that? (though it would save time/money if the just draw straws between all the applicants who met the minimum requirements - save all that pesky admissions test palaver & interviewing.. :p: )


*& incidentally, the last official ones i saw showed marginal differences in % of state school applicants made offers v. those from independent schools. of course, far more independently schooled pupils apply - but you can't give offers to people who don't apply, unfortunately! & i'd be interested in discrepancy between the sectors in terms of % students achieving AAA.

edit - in the interests of transparency http://www.admissions.ox.ac.uk/adstats.pdf i think gives the official stats.
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What, the fact that the school that we can think of that gets the most people into Oxbridge is state-run?

I don't think that's proof.
Eton and Westminster get more than Hills Road (80ish and 75ish respectively cf 60 ish).

And of course private schools have a higher success rate. They're almost univerally selective, in some cases extremely selective (getting into Westminster/SPS, particularly for Sixth Form, is very competitive). So the average student is better, hence they're more likely to get into Oxbridge.
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Haven't read all the thread, so I've missed any debate this has turned into, but in my year there was me for Oxford, someone else for Cambridge, and I got in and he didn't
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I am the only student from my (independent, unselective, roughly 40 students per year, international) school to ever get accepted to Oxbridge. Only about one person per year applies though.
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Decent state comp, with a reasonably large sixth form (approx. 100 a year). We generally get in about 3 or 4 a year.
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At Newstead school for girls, a state grammar in east london, my friend was telling that their upper sixth, of which she was a successful part, got 25 people into Oxbridge, with a notable number doing Classics. Apparently they are the best state school at getting people in in London...

At my school, Christ's Hospital (the coolest school in the world), we had 32 applicants and 11 were accepted... I reckon our figure of an 1/3 success rate must be pretty standard.
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Ok. I went to Hills Road Sixth Form Cambridge.

And I think alot of people got places at Oxford/Cambridge, dont know exact numbers but around 50 i should imagine (though that is out of a year of about 800 i think.)

Also I know that at the very least 15 of those offers are to students (like myself) who did their GCSEs at a private school in Cambridge (Perse Girls/Boys,St Mary's, The Leys etc).

I think that in the past couple of years fewer students doing A-levels at the aforementioned private schools got places compared to previous years.
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(Original post by ~~hannah~~)
Ok. I went to Hills Road Sixth Form Cambridge.

And I think alot of people got places at Oxford/Cambridge, dont know exact numbers but around 50 i should imagine (though that is out of a year of about 800 i think.)

Also I know that at the very least 15 of those offers are to students (like myself) who did their GCSEs at a private school in Cambridge (Perse Girls/Boys,St Mary's, The Leys etc).

I think that in the past couple of years fewer students doing A-levels at the aforementioned private schools got places compared to previous years.
67 in my year.
And I can't really verify your statement about fewer students doing A-levels at private schools getting in, at at least one it's stayed pretty constant...
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67 in my year.
And I can't really verify your statement about fewer students doing A-levels at private schools getting in, at at least one it's stayed pretty constant...
wait wait wait! 67 in your year got INTO oxbridge or applied?
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Esher College... I reckon (as it is a large sixth form college, with a 700 year group, I can only estime the number of applications) about 1/12 to Cambridge and 12/20 for Oxford. I think this discrepancy between Oxford and Cambridge stems from the fact that most of the Arts students I know applied to Oxford rather than Cambridge and Esher is traditionally strong in the Arts.
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I was the only one in my year from my state comp. 3 in the year below (which was definitely an unusual year in terms of oxbridge entry), none in the year above.
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wait wait wait! 67 in your year got INTO oxbridge or applied?
Got in.
(Not my school)
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does anyone know when the 2005 admission statistics are published?
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