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    I'm think of applying to either Oxford or Cambridge for 2005 entry.

    I was wondering would the chances of me being accepted would be
    with 2 A's 2 B's at A-level.
    Would they consider giving an interview if i acquired those grades?

    My current college says you need ate least 3 A's to even be considered.
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    (Original post by KarmaPoliceman)
    I'm think of applying to either Oxford or Cambridge for 2005 entry.

    I was wondering would the chances of me being accepted would be
    with 2 A's 2 B's at A-level.
    Would they consider giving an interview if i acquired those grades?

    My current college says you need ate least 3 A's to even be considered.
    AABB at AS and on course for AAA at A Level fine.
    AABB at A Level however and it's quite a lot more challenging.
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    Has anyone heard from LSE recently? (i'm new to this site)
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    AAB isn't too bad. You have a chance.

    It depends on your personal statement as to whether you'll get an interview, and how good you are on the day of your interview as to whether you get in.

    You may also get lucky and happen to apply to a college and course which just happened to have a low applicant to place ratio for that year too, which would help.

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    (Original post by Diamond)
    Has anyone heard from LSE recently? (i'm new to this site)
    There are lots of threads here about the LSE (mainly in the university subforum), have a look.
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    (Original post by KarmaPoliceman)
    I'm think of applying to either Oxford or Cambridge for 2005 entry.

    I was wondering would the chances of me being accepted would be
    with 2 A's 2 B's at A-level.
    Would they consider giving an interview if i acquired those grades?

    My current college says you need ate least 3 A's to even be considered.
    Plenty of arts subjects seem to ask for AAB, you'd probably get an interview.
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    you'd definitely get an interview with AABB at AS level, providing you have over 5 A's at GCSE and your reference was good. If you were made an offer it would be either AAA or AAB though, so you must remember that you're gonna have to get some good module scores in the A2's to reach those grades. Getting an interview is not particularly difficult, especially as Cambridge has a centuries old pledge to interview every applicant. Oxford doesn't, but will interview you providing you fulfil the above criteria.
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    (Original post by KarmaPoliceman)
    I'm think of applying to either Oxford or Cambridge for 2005 entry.

    I was wondering would the chances of me being accepted would be
    with 2 A's 2 B's at A-level.
    Would they consider giving an interview if i acquired those grades?

    My current college says you need ate least 3 A's to even be considered.
    i know someone from my school got offered aaa or aabb (given the choice at interveiw) for law @ teddy hall, took the aabb obviously.
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    A friend of mine got AABB at AS (and a B in gen studies) and got an offer from St Catherine's for Chemistry of AAB. He wasn't one of those 10A*s at GCSE people either, they just liked him.
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    Im gonna aim t get AAAB at A-level i will apply next year.

    But if i get AABB i will go to Durham where i have an offer already.
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    (Original post by scum)
    you'd definitely get an interview with AABB at AS level, providing you have over 5 A's at GCSE and your reference was good...Getting an interview is not particularly difficult, especially as Cambridge has a centuries old pledge to interview every applicant.
    Not any more, following another rise in applicants and especially for Medics with the new BMAT test - an earlier thread says how 10A*/5A students were all rejected without interview.
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    7.1% rise if i remember rightly. When i spoke to the cambridge admissions director he was pretty adamant that they would still interview every applicant.

    Oxford is different though, speaking to our director of admissions she said that top rate is 15% rejection before interview. Gotta remember that people applying for medicine would usually have some of the highest grades across the spectrum, so rejecting any medicine applicants pre-interview you are bound to be kicking out some people with top, top grades.
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    (Original post by scum)
    When i spoke to the cambridge admissions director he was pretty adamant that they would still interview every applicant.
    Isn't Janet Graham a woman? Or do you mean someone other than the Head of the Admissions Office?

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    are you still talking cambridge here? Geoff Parks is top dog at cambridge.
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    Yep, Cambridge.

    Do you mean this guy - http://www.jesus.cam.ac.uk/contacts/redfernsa.html ? (woof woof)

    I'm not sure what you mean by "director of admissons", though.

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    this story has all the info you need
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    http://education.guardian.co.uk/univ...085404,00.html
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    Hold on...what the HELL am I on about?

    http://www.jesus.cam.ac.uk/contacts/parksgt.html

    That guy. ~slaps forehead~

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    (Original post by scum)
    this story has all the info you need
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    http://education.guardian.co.uk/univ...085404,00.html
    Oh the GUARDIAN...dear oh dear.

    They just phone up anyone for information and make up the rest. :P

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