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    What Grades have people got who have got in to Oxford (engineering)? If I got 6a*s and 5As would I stand a chance of getting in?
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    Thankyou for that incredibly insightful and useful statement , I would never have thought to have done that first without your infinitely superior intellect!
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    Your A-levels make a world of a difference (I'm assuming these are your GCSEs)
    After all, I got 9A*s in my iGCSEs, and then 3As 1B in my A/S and didn't get an interview (and in retrospect, I don't think I deserved one).
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    (Original post by wcp100)
    What Grades have people got who have got in to Oxford (engineering)? If I got 6a*s and 5As would I stand a chance of getting in?
    Na, there's a cut-off at 7A*. Anything less leads to an automatic rejection.
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    Does the GCSE really matter? I have never seen any requirement on GCSE grades in OxBridge official websites!?
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    I got 8A*s and 3As, I don't think there is a cut off it isn't like LSE for economics. unamed is right, AS levels are definitely more important. As long as they aren't terrible and you get A*s in maths and sciences you should be fine.
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    I got 10 A*s and 1 A at IGCSE and got an offer. 6 A*s and 5 As is fine - just make sure that you AS grades and A2 predictions are strong (i.e. A*s) as these are much more important. Good luck!
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    (Original post by wcp100)
    Thankyou for that incredibly insightful and useful statement , I would never have thought to have done that first without your infinitely superior intellect!
    Firstly fantastic sarcastic response, made me laugh a lot.

    Well I can only think speak for Cambridge but I got an interview with AABB at AS (Maths, Physics, Further, Chem) with GCSE grades A*AAAAAABBBBB and I got an interview, so far your doing better than me so you may as well go for it.
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    (Original post by wcp100)
    What Grades have people got who have got in to Oxford (engineering)? If I got 6a*s and 5As would I stand a chance of getting in?
    I got an interview with 5As 3Bs C D at gcse and 4As at A-level. I think the Interview is the main selection criteria providing you meet their entry requirements.
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    If you have some decent work experience, or can talk about some courses you have attended in your personal statement, or have done the EES, then this probably counts for a fair bit more than grades tbh. Otherwise, I would have been an instant rejection
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    Personally, I had 5A*, 4As, 3Bs at GCSE.
    4As and a B at AS
    and 2A*s and 3A prediction for A2 (which I met)
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    Thanks a lot , I might concider applying then , what work experience have people got ? I was thinking of things that would make my application look unique e.g. faraday member of the royal institute , sailing and resucue assisstant?
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    (Original post by wcp100)
    Thanks a lot , I might concider applying then , what work experience have people got ? I was thinking of things that would make my application look unique e.g. faraday member of the royal institute , sailing and resucue assisstant?
    Personally I had EES project, one week of work experience, sailing instructor, represented england at orienteering, and a few science and engineering comps entered, limited success.
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    Sorry, this is a bit late!

    I've got an open offer to do engineering from Oxford - I got 9 1/2 A*s, 1 A, A in Add Maths (a Free-Standing Maths Qualification). I got 5 As at AS.

    I have no work experience, but they did ask if I had any in my interview, same as at Warwick, but I've got offers from both, so it's a good thing to get, but it's not essential.
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    (Original post by wcp100)
    Thanks a lot , I might concider applying then , what work experience have people got ? I was thinking of things that would make my application look unique e.g. faraday member of the royal institute , sailing and resucue assisstant?
    I was told oxford love the Duke of Edinburgh Gol award, but I guess they like silver too
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    (Original post by hello dave)
    Na, there's a cut-off at 7A*. Anything less leads to an automatic rejection.
    Not true AT ALL! I have 5A*s and I'm in my second year at Oxford for Engineering.

    None of this is true guys. They look at a COMBINATION of As and A*s.
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    (Original post by MustafaCaglar)
    Not true AT ALL! I have 5A*s and I'm in my second year at Oxford for Engineering.

    None of this is true guys. They look at a COMBINATION of As and A*s.
    Ah hem... sarcasm.
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    It seems to me as if there is very little agreement as to what the criteria is. I think I will try my best and let the University decide whether I'm good enough
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    (Original post by hello dave)
    Ah hem... sarcasm.
    Too subtle for my liking
 
 
 
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