Hi I'm currently an A level student applying for Law 2015 entry. I wanted to see whether I have a successful chance of applying and gaining a place at Cambridge. I understand this thread gets these a lot so I apologise in advance if this comes across as tacky.
I got rejected for Law at Oxford pre- interview despite me receiving 4 A grades at AS level. The reason behind this as I believe was due to my GCSEs, as they are very bad largely in part to circumstances mentioned on my teachers reference. However, even with these Mitigating Circumstances and good AS results, I was still not offered an interview which I found very disappointing as one of my strengths would have been the interview. However, I have received offers from other top 5 Universities.
If I were to achieve A*A*A or A*A*AA of which I believe I am capable of attaining (of course this is easier said) - I am wondering whether this would make a competitive application to Cambridge, and also allow me to receive an interview. I understand that many people have success gaining entry on their second attempt, although I have not applied a first time.
I was considering taking a gap year. But I feel this gap year would be entirely dedicated to seeing the outcome of my application, which is a big risk given that I am not aware of my chances of receiving an offer. In addition, I am not sure whether the Universities would accept me on the second time round or whether they would be annoyed I did not accept initially.
For anyone who has been in a similar position, or has an informed opinion on this I would appreciate all advice. Thanks
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