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    (Original post by Faboba)
    Or Londoners. There's a reason that going to Cambridge is referred to as 'Coming Up'.
    But darling, one always goes "up" to London as well, so I'm not quite sure about that one. I don't know what to say if I'm going between Cambridge and London!
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    (Original post by Faboba)
    I don't think they'll publish though; too much like Girl, Interrupted.

    I know this always sounds like a poor comment to make but; good for you!

    ( I think the trouble is it invites the question; 'What do you mean 'good FOR ME'. Are you saying that my standards are somehow inferior to yours and so that while what I do may seem like an achievement to me to you it is simply something run of the mill that you'd dismiss without a second though. Do you think you're better than me? You want to fight? Huh? You want to fight? Come on; square-go!' etc, etc )

    Did you apply through the special access scheme ( or is that Cambridge? )
    I applied the normal way, although Oxford have a target schools thing which there was a leaflet about in my school. They've never been here or anything though... So I was pretty much unprepared for it all, really. I never thought that they'd actually give me an offer, it was a kind of "Well you wasted most of your life being scared and miserable so why carry on doing it?" kinda thing.
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    (Original post by H&E)
    TBH, I think applying to Oxford with 5 GCSE's without apologising for it shows so much self belief and determination that you're probably going to succeed at whatever you do in life and therefore Oxford would be stupid to turn you down.
    Thank you again I'll have to save that comment for when I get there and everyone is comparing GCSE results, making me feel like a thicko, lol.
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    (Original post by F. Poste)
    Thank you again I'll have to save that comment for when I get there and everyone is comparing GCSE results, making me feel like a thicko, lol.
    It doesn't happen, don't worry. I have never yet been asked "So, what did you get in your A-Levels then?"
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    (Original post by H&E)
    TBH, I think applying to Oxford with 5 GCSE's without apologising for it shows so much self belief and determination that you're probably going to succeed at whatever you do in life and therefore Oxford would be stupid to turn you down.

    hmmmmm..
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    It doesn't happen, don't worry. I have never yet been asked "So, what did you get in your A-Levels then?"
    So what did you get in your A-Levels and at GCSE then? :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by soapsuds)


    So what did you get in your A-Levels and at GCSE then? :rolleyes:
    That would be telling but I'm sure I've posted it before.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    It doesn't happen, don't worry. I have never yet been asked "So, what did you get in your A-Levels then?"
    Thank god
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    (Original post by Ralfskini)
    hmmmmm..
    Care to expand on that?
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    That would be telling but I'm sure I've posted it before.
    I did a search and came up with this thread...

    http://www.uk-learning.net/t32488.html

    Some of the comments made me laugh though
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    (Original post by F. Poste)
    Care to expand on that?

    I don't believe it's stupid to turn somebody down simply because they didnt justify only taking five GCSE's.
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    (Original post by soapsuds)


    I did a search and came up with this thread...

    http://www.uk-learning.net/t32488.html

    Some of the comments made me laugh though
    I didn't post my results there though. I do have a profile on Oxbridge admissions (or whatever it's called) though, which is linked from there, if anyone really wants to know. It's nothing big.
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    (Original post by Ralfskini)
    I don't believe it's stupid to turn somebody down simply because they didnt justify only taking five GCSE's.
    I don't think that was what he was saying; I thought he meant that because I have those qualities, it'd be stupid to turn me down just because I have 5 GCSEs. I think the assumption is there that I have the talent to go to Oxford because I got an offer. If I didn't, then no-one would think that I deserved to go, including myself.

    But I did justify taking 5 GCSE's- I was ill and took them in less than a school year, at a part time school. I just didn't apologise for the fact or act like it was a flaw in my application.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    It doesn't happen, don't worry. I have never yet been asked "So, what did you get in your A-Levels then?"
    I reckon that's because it would be a bit of a pointless question.....its generally known that most ppl have got AAA.....AAAA..AAAAA....at A-level neway.....so wouldnt be much of a conversation starter!


    F.Poste....it sounds like its been a real rollercoaster ride!! Glad you seem to have come out of it even stronger! :cool:
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    (Original post by MadLy)
    I reckon that's because it would be a bit of a pointless question.....its generally known that most ppl have got AAA.....AAAA..AAAAA....at A-level neway.....so wouldnt be much of a conversation starter!
    More a conversation finisher.

    "Hi, I'm Duncan, what's your name?"
    "Well I have five As at A-Level!"
    "Oh... how nice."

    I think I'm going to spend my first day offering to help people move stuffinto their rooms. Seems like a good way to meet people.
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    (Original post by MadLy)
    I reckon that's because it would be a bit of a pointless question.....its generally known that most ppl have got AAA.....AAAA..AAAAA....at A-level neway.....so wouldnt be much of a conversation starter!


    F.Poste....it sounds like its been a real rollercoaster ride!! Glad you seem to have come out of it even stronger! :cool:
    Yeah, and all the medics did nearly exactly the same subjects, so that's not interesting either.
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    (Original post by MadLy)
    F.Poste....it sounds like its been a real rollercoaster ride!! Glad you seem to have come out of it even stronger! :cool:
    Thank you I hope I have, would have been a bit pants to go through all that for nothing, lol.
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    Just noticed this thread now has the sticky it deserves - well done H&E and F. Poste!
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Oh goody. Which college are you coming to?
    what is it exactly you find so offensive about me? i imagine i am open to reform...
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    (Original post by RxB)
    A third of people who get 3 As aren't state educated. The proportion of state applicants to Oxbridge is similar to the proportion who get offers.

    It's not Oxbridge's fault...
    i never said it was. i was just trying to Tell It Like It Is rather than pretending that it is a level playing-field. which is obviously isn't. interesting that this may stir even medics to homicidal urges. seems people have as vested interest in insisting that we're all equal in the interview room and that state schools are ace really. sounds like oppression to me
 
 
 
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