Oxford Economics and Management (E&M) Students and ApplicantsWatch this thread
As in, is it as well known as Economics at Cambridge or LSE.
EDIT(fleur de lis): Post all your questions about Economics and Management in this thread please
(Direct comparisons are quite difficult, but none of the 3 degrees you've mentioned will open doors that the other ones wouldn't)
I am a year 12 student, doing maths, history, biology, economics, critical thinking and general studeies for A/S...i really have a passion for economics and am aiming to do this at oxford (or if i dont get in, LSE Economics)...anyhow i have a few questions i would be grateful if someone could answer for me.
Firstly. Do oxford look at A/S module scores? or just the overal grade..and also do they look at your retakes?
Secondly. I have a lot of extra curricular activities, and i want to know what is the best way to play on these to highlight how much i have done...i have listed my grades and stuff below so some feedback from people who are at oxford or have offers this year would be grateful as im really not sure of what my propects really are and i want to know what i can improve on to further my chances of succes
Grades: GCSE's 11a* 2a.... A/S Module 1s - Economics A - 97/105 Maths A - 89/100 and Biology A 83/90
Extra curricwise...Nagty Member - Nagty summer school at Warwick Univ (3 weeks of eceonomics aged 13) CTY summer school at dickinson college, USA ( 3 weeks of psychology) Nagty regional councillor for 10,000 students, school council, 2 instruments - keyboard and bass guitar, stage manager for several school productions, basketball team at school (won englsih schools and birmingham schools cups), and my main two things..
world challenge exedition to peru 2006 for 1 month, and going to spend 2 weeks out in uganda this summer teaching english and maths.
what can i do to broaden my economics horizons and how would you rate my chances of getting in?
too broaden you horizons do more extra reading.
But if you do particularly well in any modules you can just ask your school to include them in your reference.
As for extra curriculars, I didn't have much - Millennium Volunteers, piano lessons, and a couple of small things in school - and I got in. They really do place much greater emphasis on the academic side of things. Just mention them briefly in a paragraph of your personal statement, saying what you learnt from them etc.
i got my economics result back today for module 1 of AS. I got a middle B, with which i was heartily dissappointed. I am looking to retake the exam in the summer, and improve the grade. however i have heard that oxford now refuses to consider applicants with less than 90% overall.
i really enjoy economics and i am very keen on the management aspect of teh course, so i believ that E&M is the perfect course for me... i
so ultimately, my question... if i mess up in teh summer and i get a poor grade in economics overall, will oxford still consider me, or will they throw my application out of teh window?
cheers for any advice
as far as doing something extra curric that is a lot more related to econ and to math, can you recommend anything? i have applied for the politics and economics summer school at Eton College which hopefully will help me out a great deal, and obviously there is the economics summer school at warwick that i did...however most of the relevant things that i hear about these days seem to be from people from underpriveledged backgrounds. of course these people definitely should be given the opportunities that come their way, and i know how lucky i am to come from a comfortable home, however its frustrating when you cant participate in some of th events that interest you the most for these reasons...
That said, all my advice might be wrong if Oxford change the requirements for next year...