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    Hey,

    This is my first time on TSR so please forgive me if I have posted in the wrong section; hopefully with time I will get the hang of this.

    I was just curious to see if you think I should apply to Oxford, and whether or not I have a realistic chance.

    A bit about me:
    4A*, 7A's and 1B (additional science) at GCSE - I was the highest achiever of the year (this is because I went to a very 'rough' high school- which has also encouraged me to apply as Oxford apparently take this into consideration, especially as my GCSE's aren't outstanding)

    AS January results: Economics A, Maths A, Literature A
    Predicted 4A's at AS.

    I take economics, maths, english lit. and psychology.

    If I do apply I was thinking of going for Economics and Management (yes, I know it is the most competitive course )

    Thanks for your time,
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    You have good grades and know what you want to do. Go for it! What's the worse that could happen?
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    The success rate is about 9% for that course at Oxford. Nobody on here can tell you for certain that you can or can't apply to Oxford because we just don't know.

    What I can say, is that based on my nosing around TSR for the last few years and a quick review of Oxford admissions statistics, if Mr X applied with 11 A*s at GCSE, 4A*s at A-level and had top notch work experience/ECs and a stellar personal statement, even his chances wouldn't be great.

    You have a chance. What we can't do, is quantify it. At the end of the day, it's only one choice on your UCAS form, so why not try!?
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    Your gcses are on the low side for E&M but I've seen people on here (going back quite a few years though ) with worse. As someone else said, what's the worst that could happen and the TSA will help in that respect if you do well

    Im an E&M offer holder for Christ church. Feel free to PM me with as many questions as you like, I'm very happy to advise (I think I enjoy it :lol:) so don't hesitate!

    Best of luck
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    I would go for it, it's only one choice out of 5. I did, and it was the best decision I ever made.
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    DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN, I'd pay good money for your grades.
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    Mods: move this to the Oxford forum, it'll get a better response there I believe.
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    How do I move this thread ? and where can I find the 'Oxford forum'?
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    (Original post by HBS1995)
    Hey,

    This is my first time on TSR so please forgive me if I have posted in the wrong section; hopefully with time I will get the hang of this.

    I was just curious to see if you think I should apply to Oxford, and whether or not I have a realistic chance.

    A bit about me:
    4A*, 7A's and 1B (additional science) at GCSE - I was the highest achiever of the year (this is because I went to a very 'rough' high school- which has also encouraged me to apply as Oxford apparently take this into consideration, especially as my GCSE's aren't outstanding)

    AS January results: Economics A, Maths A, Literature A
    Predicted 4A's at AS.

    I take economics, maths, english lit. and psychology.

    If I do apply I was thinking of going for Economics and Management (yes, I know it is the most competitive course )

    Thanks for your time,
    Much, MUCH better off applying for a less competative course and switching over. Save yourself the sorrow of a rejection, which is still a substantial possibility if your applying to Oxford even with your decent grades for a standard course let alone the most competitive course.
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    Wow, Well done on your Jan AS results, keep up the good work & like the others have said, it is just 1 choice out of 5 so if you want to, then of course & just make sure you keep yourself motivated & try your best. Good luck!
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    Oxford 100% takes your background into account. If you come from what you have called a 'rough' school, they will consider this. Also, its important to point out that, unlike cambridge, oxford is more focused on passion and potential anyway, than grades. Besides, those grades are pretty good!
 
 
 
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