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    The Cambridge one is up already . . . ! And here is the general 2016 thread for applying to university http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3371681

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    (Original post by Edminzodo)
    The Cambridge one is up already . . . !
    That's no excuse! :facepalm:
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    I find it interesting that the number of neurotics applying (or planning) to Cambrdige, who make such threads, is far greater than the number for Oxford.


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    (Original post by Edminzodo)
    Probably because they all know that they want to be doctors or do STEM subjects . . .

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    That is utter nonsense.
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    (Original post by William Turtle)
    That is utter nonsense.
    I was joking. :awesome:

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    (Original post by Edminzodo)
    I was joking. :awesome:

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    Good jokes have a basis in fact, and have a habit of actually making sense.
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    (Original post by William Turtle)
    Good jokes have a basis in fact, and have a habit of actually making sense.
    I'm sorry . . . :dontknow:

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    Predicted GCSE grades: 11A* (i did german early as a native speaker)
    A-Levels: IB history, philosphy and english or physics
    Course: history!
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    Did post but don't want to jinx anything so...
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    (Original post by William Turtle)
    I find it interesting that the number of neurotics applying (or planning) to Cambrdige, who make such threads, is far greater than the number for Oxford.


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    why are you calling them neurotics? Theyre only HOPING to get in and have a right to do so. If they want to discuss it, let them!
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    This thread is so dead compared to the Cambridge one



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    (Original post by WriterOfWrongs)
    This thread is so dead compared to the Cambridge one



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    I know. And I might end up applying to Cambridge, anyway! :confused:

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    (Original post by Edminzodo)
    I know. And I might end up applying to Cambridge, anyway! :confused:

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    No! :eek:
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    I'll just wait for the 2018 thread
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    (Original post by fluteflute)
    No! :eek:
    I'M SO CONFUSED. I fell in love with Oxford when I went there, but I can't go to the college I want to because of the subject I am doing, plus I don't think I will do brilliantly in my GCSEs but I think I will be fine at A-Level . . . I know I have a year to think about it but I really can't decide! As I'm applying for an obscure-ish subject, I feel like I have a decent chance at either but Oxford looks more at GCSE results . . . Can you give me some advice, please?

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    (Original post by WriterOfWrongs)
    This thread is so dead compared to the Cambridge one

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    It is a little :mmm:
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    I'll just wait for the 2018 thread
    That's what I said!


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    (Original post by Edminzodo)
    I'M SO CONFUSED. I fell in love with Oxford when I went there, but I can't go to the college I want to because of the subject I am doing, plus I don't think I will do brilliantly in my GCSEs but I think I will be fine at A-Level . . . I know I have a year to think about it but I really can't decide! As I'm applying for an obscure-ish subject (Japanese), I feel like I have a decent chance at either but Oxford looks more at GCSE results . . . Can you give me some advice, please?

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    This is so misleading!!!! I "only" achieved 2A*'s and 6A's at GCSE and yet have a place to study at Oxford in October. There is NO USE applying to a university based upon rumours which suggest that they look more closely at GCSEs... bear in mind that Oxford have the benefit of additional admissions tests so they look at much more than your GCSEs which are surpassed in the main by your A-Level results / predictions. Sorry for my tone but I really wouldn't limit yourself because of what you have heard! Goodluck!
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    (Original post by karmacrunch)

    That's what I said!


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    Where?
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    (Original post by Edminzodo)
    I'M SO CONFUSED. I fell in love with Oxford when I went there, but I can't go to the college I want to because of the subject I am doing, plus I don't think I will do brilliantly in my GCSEs but I think I will be fine at A-Level . . . I know I have a year to think about it but I really can't decide! As I'm applying for an obscure-ish subject (Japanese), I feel like I have a decent chance at either but Oxford looks more at GCSE results . . . Can you give me some advice, please?

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    I have to agree with colourtheory, the "Oxford looks lots at GCSE results" is a myth. There are a few cases where GCSEs are important, for very popular courses (particularly for Medicine). But Oriental Studies interviews 86% of candidates, in other words they interview practically everyone who makes a serious application. (I suspect many of the 14% they don't interview are people who have done badly on the aptitude test, for the courses that have an aptitude test, which Japanese currently doesn't.)

    The key thing for you is to work out which universities have the courses best suited to you. The college thing is a bit sad, but it's not the end of the world - remember that 25% of Oxbridge students are at a college they didn't initially apply to (and near enough all love their college).
 
 
 
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