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    Has anyone on her got into Oxford or Cambridge after taking a year out and applying during it? It's just that I heard they prefer you to apply with your predicted grades while doing your A-levels.
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    I can think of several members who have done just that. I got in with deferred entry.
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    Well I'm currently doing that, and actual grades should be better then predictions, predictions are often taken with a pinch of salt. I mean last year I got an A prediction in politics while getting 196 for it at AS!! Although I did go on to get an A....

    I have talked to people who have done this as well so people have got in while applying during their year out.

    It's a pain though, I can't leave for china till after interviews really. Least I'll be there for chinese new year
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    I should point out though, that of all the people I can think of who did it, it was a reapplication rather than a first time one. I don't know why you wouldn't apply while you're still at school if you can as you have much more support around.
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    Yes, I did, but because I missed my grades for an Oxford offer first time round :p:
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    I got in with a post-A-level application. My main recommendation would be to ensure that you stay very much in touch with your subject up until interview time, as it will have been six months since you last properly studied it. I don't think there's a preference for pre-A-level applicants; in fact if anything I'd have thought the preference would be the other way round, because post-A-level types have more information available and no chance of missed offers.
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    yeah i reapplied withmy actual grades and got in. i think in some ways they prefer it as they aren't going to have to take a chance onyou getting your grades. And as long as you're doing something constructive (and relevant to your course would be good also) with your gap year it should be ok.
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    I applied during my gap year and would be glad to assist you in any way that I can.

    I live in a country where the period of applicantions is also the time when we have our Preliminary Examinations (in late September) sit for our A Level examinations (late October to late November). Therefore uni applications for males to overseas unis usually take a back seat, since we'd either way have to take 2 gap years to serve 2 years of compulsory military service.

    It's no fun taking your A Levels and applying for Oxbridge at the same time. :\
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    As I come from Germany and didn't get any information or help concerning the application process, I will also have to apply after my "Abitur" and take a gap year... What would you recommend to do during this gap year? How can I use it to improve my chances of getting in? Is it possible to do internships without having studied yet?
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    (Original post by anneruth)
    As I come from Germany and didn't get any information or help concerning the application process, I will also have to apply after my "Abitur" and take a gap year... What would you recommend to do during this gap year? How can I use it to improve my chances of getting in? Is it possible to do internships without having studied yet?
    Yes - a whole range of companies offer gap-year programmes. Namely: the Big 4 Accountancy firms (PriceWaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Deloitte, Accenture), as well as IBM, Bank of England and Rothschild. There is also Year-in-Industry who specialise in a broad range of year long gap-year placements. If you are planning for a gap year next year (starting September 2007) - an application ASAP is advisable.
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    My college actually encourages people applying post-results (ie during a gap year) and they say in the prospectus that they 'feel this route is underused at present'. They try to reserve some places (I think it's six) for those applying post-results (presumably all other things being equal between two candidates).
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    What college is that?
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    (Original post by a_t)
    What college is that?
    Check your PMs!

    I doubt we're the only college that feel like that, so have a look at prospectuses for colleges in both places - this certainly shouldn't be your only deciding factor, but something to think about.
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    (Original post by Madprof)
    Check your PMs!
    Doh, I wanted to know as well. Would you mind PM-ing me too? Sorry.
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    Doh, I wanted to know as well. Would you mind PM-ing me too? Sorry.
    Me too actually, if that's ok.
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    and meee!

    i'm applying post A-Level!
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    Wiil do. Don't mean to be hugely secretive, but have recently been made aware how easy it could potentially be to identify me with a casual glance through the forums. There are a number of people who could browse through here I wouldn't want connecting 'Madprof' with the real life me!

    I don't think my college is the only one that has that opinion btw - have a look through the prospectuses. Ultimately, you should go for whichever college you like (amazing though mine is), regardless of how hard you think it would be to get in. If you pick a college on how (supposedly) easy it is to get in, even though your prefer somewhere else, you could end up with the whole 'what if' feelings.
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    (Original post by Madprof)
    Check your PMs!

    I doubt we're the only college that feel like that, so have a look at prospectuses for colleges in both places - this certainly shouldn't be your only deciding factor, but something to think about.
    Could you PM me too please.
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    (Original post by mathsmagician20)
    Could you PM me too please.
    You are replying to a 10 year old thread and the participants are unlikely to still be around on TSR.

    It would be much better for you to start a new thread
 
 
 

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