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Hannah
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#81
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(Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
School: Selective State
Area of country: North West
Size of year group: Year 12 is about 150 students.
Number of Oxbridge applicants: 20 something
Number of successes: 17 (5 Cambridge, 12 Oxford)
Dodgy deals going on: Don't think so, but the school does have 'connections' with one Oxford College, apparantly, not sure which one though.
Actually there is about 300 students in each year - look at the prospectus.
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School: unselective state 11-18
Area of Country: London borough of Hillingdon
Size of year- group: about 100
Oxbridge Applicants: Oxford - 3, Cambridge - 3, Total - 6
Number of successes: Oxford - 1, Cambridge - 1, Total - 2
Dodgy deals going on: Haha like a state school could get into any dogdy deals with Oxbridge, I didn't even get any interview preparation.
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Katie J
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School: state comprehensive
Area of Country: Torfaen, South Wales
Size of year- group: about 90?
Oxbridge Applicants: Oxford - 4, Cambridge - 1, Total - 5
Number of successes: Oxford - 3, Cambridge - 1, Total - 4
Dodgy deals going on: Not many even try, those that do seem to be encouraged towards Oxford, I dont really know why other than that in the past the few that have gone for it generally seem to have gone to Oxford so I guess they just know more what to expect. This time around they asked us to write a brief report of teh process to use for any future applicants. I find the bias towards Oxford baffling, the head of year complained that I applied to Cam simply because 'arch & anth at Oxford is easier to get into than Cambridge' (not my opinion, hers...) completely ignoring course content, labs, repuation in arch world, etc! 4 is the most our school has ever had so the headteacher is now trying to 'hob nob' with anyone he can oxbridge wise & is trying to get all chummy with us now after ignoring us since he took over in yr11! Dodgy deals may now be in formation...
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School: semi - selective state 11-18
Area of Country: SE England
Size of year- group: 210
Oxbridge Applicants: 50
Number of successes: 17 ( I think, thats before pool results though)
Dodgy deals going on: Not that I know of, one guuy I know had parents who donated money to the college he applied to, but to honest he'd have got in anyway.
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School: selective state 11-18
Area of Country: SE England
Size of year- group: about 150
Oxbridge Applicants: 40
Number of successes: 13
Dodgy deals going on: none to my knowledge...though some people should've got in that didn't

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School: unselective state 11-18
Area of Country: SE England/midlands
Size of year- group: about 75
Oxbridge Applicants: Oxford - 2, Cambridge - 2, Total - 4
Number of successes: Oxford - 0 (one didn't get an interview), Cambridge - 0. Rubbish, I know! But then they didn't prepare us at all.
Dodgy deals going on: I wish!
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neildm
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School: unselective state comp
Area of Country: Leeds(ish)
Size of year- group: 150 odd
Oxbridge Applicants: my year: 7, this year: 10
Number of successes: my year: 2 at Cam none at Ox, this year: 1 at Ox, none at Cam
Dodgy deals going on: Quite impossible
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Laylah
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School: Officially - non selective 11-18 comp.
Unofficially - non selective 11-18 comp, as long as you live in the surrounding leafy suburbs, can pay for a private tutor anyway, drive to school in a BMW paid for by Daddy, and have pseudo-left wing parents who brag that they would never send their child to a private school, but moved house to make sure their brats got into the feeder primaries of said "state school".
Area: South Wales
Size of Year: about 125 (the number fell from about 150 as the Head of Year ditched people he thought would bring the school down in the league tables)
Oxbridge applicants (in 2003): Oxford- ~10 Cambridge- ~10
Number successful (in 2003): Oxford- 2 Cambridge- 3 (loads of people were pooled; none got an offer, and one guy turned down the Cambridge offer anyway)
Dodgy Deals going on: More than likely, the only person who deserved to get into Oxbridge was rejected (and I say this as a successful Oxford applicant). Maybe his personal statement wasn't subjected to the 59 million editing sessions that everyone else's was.
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Its interesting to see that not many schools seem to have an even number of Oxford and Cambridge applicants/places.
My school is definitely Oxford dominated (about 2:1 Ox/Cam ratio) despite that fact that the majority of places were for the sciences rather than the arts.
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GemGems
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School: unselective state comprehensive all girls 11-18
Area of Country: NW England
Size of year- group: about 100 (i think!)
Oxbridge Applicants: Oxford - 3, Cambridge - 4, Total - 7
Number of successes: Oxford - 2, Cambridge - 1, Total - 3
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quinnbrakes
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School: semi-selective independant school (selection mainly on prep school and sporting ability)
Area of Country: Shropshire
Size of year- group: about 150
Oxbridge Applicants: around 30
Number of successes: about 15-20
Dodgy deals: Many rumours but the other way round. School god rejected from headmasters old college when he was planning on turning them down for america. The rest were fairly believeable.
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winorloose
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School: Selective Independant School
Area of Country: Hampshire
Size of year group: 150
Oxbridge Applicants: About 60+
Number of Successes: Maybe as high as 50%
Dodgy deals: Doubtful. School has long standing connections with New College Oxford, though I don't know if anyone applied there. Mind you Oxford in general were mean this year.
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