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how many A*s would I need for Oxford or Cambridge university?
I'm hoping to get 9*s and 1A this summer, but keep hearing stories of people with 11A*s not even getting interviews.
My grandad went to Oxford to read Classics and it's something I've wanted to do my whole life as well.
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I got 3. There is really no set number, they look at much more than GCSE results.
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I got 3. There is really no set number, they look at much more than GCSE results.
ahh right
Did you do lots of extra-curricular activities?
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ahh right
Did you do lots of extra-curricular activities?
No, not really. My course isn't hugely popular like PPE ect., so they put a lot of empahisis upon A2 predictions and AS's (as all uni's do) and the interview (along with written work).
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Getting few A*s doesn't mean you can't get into Cambridge and getting tons of A*s doesn't mean you will get into Cambridge. It's only one part in the selection process.
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depends on what you want to do. its mostly A level results that they look at but more demanding and popular courses like medicine they will look at gcse results, so practically: the more A*s, the better.
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I'm hoping to study either classics or modern languages then a conversion degree to law
How popular are these choices?


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I'm hoping to study either classics or modern languages then a conversion degree to law
How popular are these choices?


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law had 5 applications per place last year: http://www.study.cam.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/law/

look at the relevant uni websites, they will detail each course they offer and the amount of applicants.
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You can't possibly ask what is popular in Oxbridge. Everything in Oxbridge is popular and you gotta be prepared for the competition.

Else, I think law is fairly common subject, chosen by students. If I judge by my Uni at the moment, modern languages are also very popular. Classics on the other hand is Oxbridge-special subject I think, at least under that name?
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