Shall I apply to Oxford or UCL for medicine?Watch
My stats are:
GCSE: 12.5A* 1A
AS: AAAB (B in english Lit)
Will my application be more competitive for Oxford or UCL(bearing in mind I have not taken the BMAT yet)?
OT: If you've already got Imperial down I don't see any real reason to put UCL down as well, they're not too different other than the type of teaching they do; traditional (Academic) at Imperial vs integrated (PBL/Academic mix) at UCL, and if you think traditional at Imperial is better for you then it'd make sense to go with the traditional Oxford course too
Personally I would rather go to a school where you know you'll be able to intercalate than a schools where you run the risk of not being able to - intercalation gains you so much CV and postgrad application-wise.
What kind of school did you go too? Because if it was a bad school - you'd stand a great chance at Oxford because they love that kind of stuff. On the other hand how is your whole application - work experience; PS and that stuff - because UCL is more holistic in what they look for.
Just make sure your PS has stuff about wider reading and more science based stuff as that is more likely to come up at the interview compared to other units
Whilst what you say is true, Oxford place very very little emphasis on the personal statement (with some tutors going as far as to not read it!), whereas for other unis it can be one of the biggest factors. Focus on the latter.