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    i'm taking my AS's this year, in biology, chemistry, maths and philosophy and ethics.
    i plan to either drop maths or philosophy and ethics next year.
    i only got a*aaabbcc at gcse and a distinction in p.e btec.
    assuming i were to get the requirement grades of aaa at Alevel do i have a realistic chance of going to oxford? i want to do biological sciences, focusing on zoology.
    i'm just really worried about my gcse's, and before i get a bashing i'm not saying they're bad, just asking if they are good enough for oxford?
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    First, would need AAA at A level to make a competitive application. Second, you would have to stand out in any admission test and interviews. Third, your personal statement would have to demonstrate your enthusiasm for your subject. And finally, your reference must show that you have a strong academic potential.

    If you can do well in these four stages, you would have a high chance of getting in.
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    In my experience Oxford don't care so much about GCSEs. Yours look alright, about the same as mine were really, and I at least managed an interview. They put far more emphasis on A levels, personal statement, any entrance exams you may take and, most importantly, the interview.
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    Go for it but really emphasize your passion.

    The first thing they look at are your predicted grades, so basically your latest results.
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    You remind me of myself :yes:

    This is the same course + specialisation that I want to do!*high five*

    Anway, I think at the moment we both have a decent chance, ok neither of us got 10A* at GCSE ,but (and especially by the time we get there) there are much more important things, like Personal Statement, Reference and ultimately Interview.

    Nice AS choices btw, I'm worrying currently at the moment about getting As at AS chemistry has changed so much since GCSE it makes me panic....:eek3:

    However, simply see if you get 4As at AS, write a great personal statement, get a good reference and THEN, you might as well apply, 1/5 choices - you will probably get an interview, unlike other subjects Oxford interview about 95% of candidates for biology

    Who knows - maybe I'll see you there? :rolleyes:
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    thanks everyone, gave me alot more confidence
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    (Original post by Lauren222)
    a distinction in p.e btec.
    You're a disgrace.

    What are you looking for? A percentage of your chances? Ask Tom next door son.
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    Yay zoology
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    (Original post by rachelll=))
    Yay zoology
    I take it this is what you are doing/want to do too?
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    (Original post by Niki_girl)
    I take it this is what you are doing/want to do too?

    Haha yeah it is Although I'm nowhere near Oxbridge standard :p: But got my unconditional at Leeds uni for 2011

    You doing zoology as well?
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    (Original post by rachelll=))
    Haha yeah it is Although I'm nowhere near Oxbridge standard :p: But got my unconditional at Leeds uni for 2011

    You doing zoology as well?
    Ah, hope you have a great time at Leeds! I'm hoping to do Zoology (if offered)/ Biological sciences at uni - but I've only just started AS levels :p: ....so hopefully in about a year I'll begin applying for it!

    but first...to understand the basics of AS chemistry
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    Hi,
    Im currently studying my as levels at one of the top 3 colleges in the UK and i was wondering whether i have a chance of getting a place in oxford or cambridge. My gcse results were 5A* 5.5A 2B. Im currently doing my AS levels in geography, biology, chemistry and maths with stats. with predicted grades at AAAA. I have done a lot of voluntery work and have been involved in a few college events. I hope to study medicine in the future.
 
 
 
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