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how much do resits knock chances of getting in? Not just Russel Group Unis
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That's one way of putting it. :shifty:
...What???
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Yeah, it does have a really good atmosphere, I found some of the other colleges to feel a bit overbearing and stuffy, but Wadham is just so relaxed and and friendly.

I don't think I was there for that, no, being a PPE'ist I'd have been the part of the first group there. so I probably left before that happened, sounds fun though!

I really can't wait to go now.

And to be sure I don't offend anyone from any other colleges, I don't in any way see my first impression of your colleges as representative of what they're actually like
I completely agree- to be honest Wadham is so un-stuffy that it just emphasizes all the normal Oxfordian stuffyness at the other colleges :P

Example of something I overheard at another college:
Current student 1: Hey, how formal is the formal dinner tonight?
Current student 2: Fairly, definitely not jeans and a T shirt.
Current student 1: Oh okay. I don't think I own jeans and a T shirt...

Example of something I overheard at Wadham:
Applicant: Are some people at Oxford really boring and unsociable?
Current Student: I know there are students who only stay in their rooms and work. Definitely no-one at Wadham though!
WIN

Psych interviews were last so we probably didn't cross paths. I did know one applicant from the student room and spent pretty much the entire time trying to find them in real life. And then finally did, on the last day, by which time everyone had decided they were actually a 50 year old paedophile, so it was really satisfying to know they were real :cool:
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Psych interviews were last so we probably didn't cross paths. I did know one applicant from the student room and spent pretty much the entire time trying to find them in real life. And then finally did, on the last day, by which time everyone had decided they were actually a 50 year old paedophile, so it was really satisfying to know they were real :cool:
Love it. Especially the part where you must be a minimum of 17, so most paedophiles probably wouldn't find you all that appealing.
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Honestly zero. Your chance of an interview alone elt an offer is non existant. Reason being they interview those with the highest number of A*'s. Try Cambridge...but it will still be very hard there as well.
I'm afraid this is untrue.

OP: it is not impossible. That's about all anyone can say with a degree of certainty.
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Thanks! I know, I have gotten a bit used to the LA climate, but I usually don't feel as cold in traditionally cold climates... if that makes any sense... Have you heard from them yet?
just to make people in the UK jealous- I came in to work today wearing shorts and flip-flops.

That being said, under nearly every circumstance, I would pick Oxford over UCLA. UCLA has huge classes that are going to get larger and much less money per student.

With California being broke, more cuts are coming for UC schools. They have cut back so much,I have friends who couldn't even take the required classes to graduate within 4 years.
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I'm afraid this is untrue.

OP: it is not impossible. That's about all anyone can say with a degree of certainty.
I was just giving him my opinion from what I have actually seen,

Unless you have some outstanding achievements in a variety of things then you would have a good shot.
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Sometimes it's shocking to see how some people are misguided by the relevance of GCSEs. Come on, I really don't think they would throw your application right in the bin if you have A*AA and half-decent GCSEs.
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Ok. Taking a look at some of these offers, one guy got a conditional offer of A*AA for Law at one of the oxford colleges.

I'm getting kinda inspired by some of these offers, but I think I'm being completely misguided in my chances.

Be blunt with me.

GCSES: A*A*AAAABBCCDD
As Levels: History, Politics, English, Psychology (dropping politics)

Just did exams today, probably having to resit Politics for an A due to lack of revision.

But feel like a fresh start is about to happen and encouraged by history and psychology exams.

I go to a sixth form college in Leeds.

Have I got any chance, at all of getting an offer in the hypothetical situation I do well on LNAT and have a very good personal statement..

Please be blunt.
As others have said, you'd have a chance, but no-one can really tell you how good that chance is. But if you think you'll do well on the LNAT you might as well give it a go.

Having said that, though, I'd still be wary of 'getting inspired' by other people's offers. You have to bear in mind that most of the time you know nothing about those people: even if they've got exactly the same GCSE and AS grades as you, you don't know how theirs came about, and of course you don't know how strong their written work / pre-interview test / interview performance were. Although it may seem that way, people don't actually get offers because of (or in spite of) their grades.
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just to make people in the UK jealous- I came in to work today wearing shorts and flip-flops.

That being said, under nearly every circumstance, I would pick Oxford over UCLA. UCLA has huge classes that are going to get larger and much less money per student.

With California being broke, more cuts are coming for UC schools. They have cut back so much,I have friends who couldn't even take the required classes to graduate within 4 years.
Oh, we always wear shorts and flip-flops over here, regardless of weather For info, cos I noticed on another thread that you will soon be matriculating at Oxford, shorts and flip-flops, worn in combination with ripped T-Shirt and baseball cap, is known here as 'sub fusc'
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Yeah, Wadham. Feels strange being rellocated there, given I have slight conservative leanings and a certain weakness for formal clothing, bizarre traditions and the 'Oxfordian stuffiness'. :O

But on the upside, there's Wadstock May not be the perfect occasion to wear a bow tie, but if there's any chance of some good blues and rock going on, I'm up for it.
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(Original post by frequent_flyer)
I completely agree- to be honest Wadham is so un-stuffy that it just emphasizes all the normal Oxfordian stuffyness at the other colleges :P

Example of something I overheard at another college:
Current student 1: Hey, how formal is the formal dinner tonight?
Current student 2: Fairly, definitely not jeans and a T shirt.
Current student 1: Oh okay. I don't think I own jeans and a T shirt...

Example of something I overheard at Wadham:
Applicant: Are some people at Oxford really boring and unsociable?
Current Student: I know there are students who only stay in their rooms and work. Definitely no-one at Wadham though!
WIN
ahaha example of something someone said to my friend at another (anonymous) college:

'I'm not a fascist BUT...'

(although to be fair we don't know if this person got in)
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Yeah, Wadham. Feels strange being rellocated there, given I have slight conservative leanings and a certain weakness for formal clothing, bizarre traditions and the 'Oxfordian stuffiness'. :O

But on the upside, there's Wadstock May not be the perfect occasion to wear a bow tie, but if there's any chance of some good blues and rock going on, I'm up for it.
I'm sure we can set up a (for want of a witty name) stuffyness society But probably don't mention the conservatives, all the socialists will beat the **** out of you! (they won't really.)
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I'm sure we can set up a (for want of a witty name) stuffyness society But probably don't mention the conservatives, all the socialists will beat the **** out of you! (they won't really.)
Wadham Anachronistic Conservative Keepers of Oxford Stuffiness (WACKOS)
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Wadham Anachronistic Conservative Keepers of Oxford Stuffiness (WACKOS)
Perfect. Now all we need is some kind of official costume :cool:
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Well done to everyone who has got an offer !!!

I have an offer from Univ to study Chemistry

Is there anyone else on here who got an offer for chemistry or got an offer from Univ ?

Just the wait for results now
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Offer from Wadham college for Medicine

YIPEEEEE !

loving the above praise for wadham college Although I have only spent two days I feel confident in saying it is the best college EVER !
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Medicine at wadham

Any one else at wadham, or doing medicine??
Hello fellow wadham medic

Actually cant put into words how excited i am for october 1st
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I'm pretty late to this thread, but who cares...

History and Politics at St Hilda's (AAA) ... SOOOO scared I'll mess up and not achieve the grades... hopefully I'll get there though. Pretty excited!
I'm soooo terrified I'll miss the offer too.
In fact, I might go do some revision now xD
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I'm soooo terrified I'll miss the offer too.
In fact, I might go do some revision now xD
Aargh, same! That would just be so awful now that you've actually got an offer!
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