I wasn't good enough for Oxbridge and so didn't apply there, but I really wanted to, especially Merton for Law since it's really prestigious.
Anyway just wanted to say that, haha.
Carry on with the thread.
When I applied I had no idea how prestigious MErton once and when I got there for interview I really felt out of my depth. It seems that the top schools "rank" their students and tell their most able students to apply to the prestigious colleges i.e. Merton, St Johns, Balliol. Then there was my reason for applying "nice gardens".
Still I managed to get an offer despite two interviews that i thought were disasters, if you really want to study at Merton then go for it and do not let anyone make you feel inferior/not good enough