I appreciate your babbling, as its helpful, and informative. Was most of your interview about the actual subject, or was there also things testing your general and cultural knowledge.
Cheers again for your help,
I am another awaiting-AS-level results student, who is also eager to study psychology at university. The problem is, I only do three AS subjects at the moment, but because of that I have been able to concentrate fully on the three subjects and work hard on them. I know that whatever I get in them is probably the best I can do. I was wondering if me only doing 3 A levels and no extra AS would be a big problem, cos I know if I take another AS next year it'll just mess up my final A2 grades. Is there any advice anyone can give me about making up for this empty patch?
I certainly wouldn't try applying to Oxbridge, but Oxford is indeed a gorgeous place! Good luck to all of you who are applying!
In short, do nothing. Continue to keep the three A2 grades - if they will have improved based on more focus, keep them.
Universities, or the ones I've applied to at least, have NOT included the dropped AS in the offer (which was a B in Physics), although should you fall slightly short of the requirements on the day next year, the AS grade is always a good bargaining tool.
My advice, stay with the 3 A2's.
I know you said your not thinking of applying to Oxford, so this is only an axemple, which I'm using, but I was told when I went to the Oxford open day that they only look at the 3Alevels, and wouldn't look at AS results. Also, if you only did 3 ASs as your school couldn't or wouldn't offer you the ability to study more, then as long as you tell this to the Uni your applying to, then it shouldn't count against you technically.
As for taking an extra AS, only do this if your Uni say its neccessary, and you don't still feel that your other subjects will suffer.
Hope this helps,
i didnt have any interviews for any choices, i ignored them and they sent offers anyway!
Thanks again Brie!!!! Sorry to keep asking questions, but no1 has really told me this stuff. How long dis the interview last, and how/when do you know how many interviews you'll have. I agree though that the shopping and bars/pubs in Oxford are really nice, and you could have a very nice time up there.
Thanks Phil and Expression! I'm avoidng applying to universities that require a specific grade at AS and it would be a good idea to tell the admissions people that the choice of subjects was limited, which is true cos I don't know what else to take!
hiya brie, hope u don't mind if i pick your brain about a few things...
when are the interviews? what sort of questions did you get asked? how many people were there and did different interviews at different colleges ask you pretty much the same?
sorry to bambard you with questions.
Can't wait till results day.
Thanks again Brie. Lou, I think you can find the dates of the interviews for your subject in the back of the Oxford prospectus.
thanks phil! i've been told to just concentrate on my personal statement on my UCAS from because that's the most important bit (of paperwork). i got the application form and cover sheets for work from the careers guy at my college- they already had the college filled in on them (by a computer), so persumably the only way to get them is ask at college/school. i only got them last week- they have to be in by october 15th (don't quote me on that exact date, but it's summat like that!)
Yeah, that date sounds familiar, but we haven't been given any forms to do yet, so that means since school starts on like september the 5th or something, I have less than a month when I get back to do the forms. Is there a lot to write/do?
15th October is the deadline for Oxbridge applications.
Thanks for that, I was starting to get kinda worried. Do you remember how long the personal statement is meant to be, and what to put in it, in what form, if you understand what I mean, as our school haven't really told us anything.
Also, when did you actually send of your UCAS and oxbridge form, was it well before the 15th of October, or was it like that week?
Sorry to keep asking question.