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I've found it quite interesting picking up on how many *successes* there are in a school. Just wonder if people would do a little show and tell about your establishment, for this year specifically or maybe in general.

School: unselective state 11-18
Area of Country: SE England
Size of year- group: about 150
Oxbridge Applicants: Oxford - 7, Cambridge - 4, Total - 11
Number of successes: Oxford - 5, Cambridge - 3, Total - 8
Dodgy deals going on: None whatsoever because we are just a random dirt-poor average anonymous state-school
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I think about 30 apply each year and 20 odd usually get places.
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School: selective independent 11-18
Area of Country: Manchester
Size of year- group: about 70-80
Oxbridge Applicants: Oxford - 3, Cambridge - 2, Total - 5
Number of successes: Oxford - 1, Cambridge - 0, Total - 1
Dodgy deals going on: None at all. Used to have links with BNC until about 10 years ago, now stopped.
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School: selective independent school
Area of Country: south-central England
Size of year- group: about 70
Oxbridge Applicants: Oxford - 10, Cambridge - 16, Total - 26
Number of successes: Oxford - 5, Cambridge - 10, Total - 15
Dodgy deals going on: None that I have noticed, although we may get a little more help with written work submissions than we're supposed to.
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(Original post by Alexander)
School: selective independent school
Area of Country: south-central England
Size of year- group: about 70
Oxbridge Applicants: Oxford - 10, Cambridge - 16, Total - 26
Number of successes: Oxford - 5, Cambridge - 10, Total - 15
Dodgy deals going on: None that I have noticed, although we may get a little more help with written work submissions than we're supposed to.
hardly surprising is it.
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(Original post by bono)
hardly surprising is it.
Which bit are you talking about there?
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School: selective state 11-18
Area of Country: kent
Size of year- group: ~120
Oxbridge Applicants: Oxford - 3, Cambridge - 12, Total - 16
Number of successes: Oxford - 1, Cambridge - 9, Total - 10 (8 actually made it: one rejected cam and one missed the grades)
Dodgy deals going on: Not that I'm aware of, we usually have 3-6 oxbridge people every year though, so we may be known better than some places.

Alaric.
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School: 11-19 state comprehensive
Area of Country: london
Size of year- group: ~100
Oxbridge Applicants: Oxford - 1, Cambridge - 0, Total - 1
Number of successes: Oxford - 1, Cambridge - 0, Total - 1
Dodgy deals going on: I am sooo sure that there are none.
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School: selective state 11-18
Area of Country: SE England
Size of year- group: about 120
Oxbridge Applicants: Oxford - 2, Cambridge - 8, Total - 10
Number of successes: Oxford - 0, Cambridge - 4, Total - 4
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School: selective independent 11-18
Area of Country: S.W. London
Size of year-group: 110
Oxbridge Applicants: Oxford - 22, Cambridge - 20, Total - 42
Number of successes: Oxford - 5, Cambridge - 9, Total - 14
Dodgy deals going on: One girl's older sister got a place for history with BBC at A-level, graduated with a third, she went to poorest Oxford college and has a very rich, well connected grandfather.... hmmmm. Then again people think i paid to get in...! (see 'Nepotism in Oxbridge' thread....)

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School: unselective (state) sixth form college 16-19
Area of Country: SE England
Size of year-group: 1500
Oxbridge Applicants: 25 (with about 75:25 ratio of Cambridge:Oxford)
Number of successes: Oxford - 1, Cambridge - 3, Total - 4
Dodgy deals going on: Doubtful
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Estimating:

School: Independent
Area of Country: North
Size of year-group: 200?
Oxbridge Applicants: about 30
Number of successes: Oxford - 2, Cambridge - 4, Total - 6
Dodgy deals going on: I think so
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School: unselective state FE college, all age-groups.
Area of Country: NW England (Preston)
Size of year- group: 1000
Oxbridge Applicants: Oxford - 13, Cambridge - 9, Total - 22
Number of successes: Oxford - 5, Cambridge - 2, Total - 7
Dodgy deals going on: Not really

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School: Independent
Area of Country: North-West
Size of year- group: 50
Oxbridge Applicants: Oxford - 4, Cambridge - 3, Total - 7
Number of successes: Oxford - 1, Cambridge - 1, Total - 2
Dodgy deals going on: More than likely, the school is run like a damn business anyway.
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(Original post by theone)
School: Independent
Area of Country: North-West
Size of year- group: 50
Oxbridge Applicants: Oxford - 4, Cambridge - 3, Total - 7
Number of successes: Oxford - 1, Cambridge - 1, Total - 2
Dodgy deals going on: More than likely, the school is run like a damn business anyway.
Which school is this, thone???

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(Original post by hildabeast)
Which school is this, thone???

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(Original post by Alaric)
School: selective state 11-18
Area of Country: kent
Size of year- group: ~120
Oxbridge Applicants: Oxford - 3, Cambridge - 12, Total - 16
Number of successes: Oxford - 1, Cambridge - 9, Total - 10 (8 actually made it: one rejected cam and one missed the grades)
Dodgy deals going on: Not that I'm aware of, we usually have 3-6 oxbridge people every year though, so we may be known better than some places.

Alaric.
Which illustrious state grammar is this one in Kent then? And is it offers or acceptances?
The thing about state schools who are successful in students accepted in Oxbridge is that, over many years, they have built up connections with various colleges and know how to 'work the system'. It does not confirm that they have an intellectual 'elite'.
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School: Selective state 11-18
Area of Country: NW England
Size of year- group: about 100
Oxbridge Applicants: Oxford - 6, Cambridge - 2, Total - 8
Number of successes: Oxford - 2, Cambridge - 2, Total - 4
Dodgy deals going on: Don't think so!
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School: unselective state 16-18
Area of Country: Manchester
Size of year- group: 700
Oxbridge Applicants: Oxford - 10, Cambridge - 8, Total - 18
Number of successes: Oxford - about 5, Cambridge - 2, Total - 7
Dodgy deals going on: Apart from some abuse of the access schemes, none.

This thread seems to indicate schools have ties to one university or the other, ie. a school will mostly apply to Oxford or Cambridge.
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School: Independent
Area of Country: SE england
Size of year- group: ~110
Oxbridge Applicants: ~50/60
Number of successes: ~30
Dodgy deals going on: Not too sure tbh, apparently we have 'good connections' with Newnham but it's not like anyone wanted to apply there anyway (apart from 2 students) Though quite a few applicants have family who have previously gone to oxbridge but it isn't exactly their fault
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