This girl got an interview for oxford but got ABBC for As levels?! Watch

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So im my sixth form nearly everyone has been rejected for Oxford a part from a girl who got ABBC for AS levels! She got 9A* for GCSE and she is head girl, so guys if you are thinking of applying for Oxford but dont have good AS results all is not lost!
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(Original post by Bubblybabybling)
So im my sixth form nearly everyone has been rejected for Oxford a part from a girl who got ABBC for AS levels! She got 9A* for GCSE and she is head girl, so guys if you are thinking of applying for Oxford but dont have good AS results all is not lost!
What subject?
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female privilegde smh
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i've been told that universities such as oxford actually look at your family history as well. i know lots of amazing people who got turned down and they all had something in common like "single parent", "parents aren't drs" or even the fact that the school they went to isn't great. (they ended up going to places like mit or imperial tho)
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i've been told that universities such as oxford actually look at your family history as well. i know lots of amazing people who got turned down and they all had something in common like "single parent", "parents aren't drs" or even the fact that the school they went to isn't great. (they ended up going to places like mit or imperial tho)
Shes VERY well off
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i've been told that universities such as oxford actually look at your family history as well. i know lots of amazing people who got turned down and they all had something in common like "single parent", "parents aren't drs" or even the fact that the school they went to isn't great. (they ended up going to places like mit or imperial tho)
Please don't spread rhetoric like this, it just puts people from disadvantaged backgrounds off from applying, in my opinion.
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i've been told that universities such as oxford actually look at your family history as well. i know lots of amazing people who got turned down and they all had something in common like "single parent", "parents aren't drs" or even the fact that the school they went to isn't great. (they ended up going to places like mit or imperial tho)
Ok, so where are they going to get your family history from? Wire-taps? Facebook?

If you have good grades from a bad school it works for you, not against.

I love the one about "parents aren't drs". Do they get that from the school reference?
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i've been told that universities such as oxford actually look at your family history as well. i know lots of amazing people who got turned down and they all had something in common like "single parent", "parents aren't drs" or even the fact that the school they went to isn't great. (they ended up going to places like mit or imperial tho)
By an eejit?
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Ok, so where are they going to get your family history from? Wire-taps? Facebook?

If you have good grades from a bad school it works for you, not against.

I love the one about "parents aren't drs". Do they get that from the school reference?
unfortunately life isn't that nice and people do look at your school name. and many places do favour private school students over students who have gone to public school that happen to be from a bad area. (based on irl experiences)
and i'm guessing they'd get info from interviews, ucas forms, and references.
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OK, so for Oxford almost everyone has to do an aptitude test in November. They do it at their own schools. Presumably, she passed it, they didn't.

If you are interested, Oxford puts up specimen papers on its website.
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Please don't spread rhetoric like this, it just puts people from disadvantaged backgrounds off from applying, in my opinion.
i'm just saying what other people and i have found from personal experiences. if people are put off from applying by something someone said on a forum. then not my problem tbh
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i've been told that universities such as oxford actually look at your family history as well. i know lots of amazing people who got turned down and they all had something in common like "single parent", "parents aren't drs" or even the fact that the school they went to isn't great. (they ended up going to places like mit or imperial tho)
Is this true?

No wonder politicians are so out of touch.

It is very sad that Oxford only looks at money.
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(Original post by FOXDIE)
unfortunately life isn't that nice and people do look at your school name. and many places do favour private school students over students who have gone to public school that happen to be from a bad area. (based on irl experiences)
and i'm guessing they'd get info from interviews, ucas forms, and references.
You do know in the UK "public schools" ARE private schools?

And, if anything, Oxbridge slightly favours non-"privileged" applicants these days.
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Is this true?
no.
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no.
How do you know?
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(Original post by Bubblybabybling)
So im my sixth form nearly everyone has been rejected for Oxford a part from a girl who got ABBC for AS levels! She got 9A* for GCSE and she is head girl, so guys if you are thinking of applying for Oxford but dont have good AS results all is not lost!
She must have done better than her colleagues in the relevant Oxford admissions test.

No great mystery to solve...
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You do know in the UK "public schools" ARE private schools?

And, if anything, Oxbridge slightly favours non-"privileged" applicants these days.
fine let me reword "private schools" to independent fee paying schools, such as lancing college.
but honestly by the looks of it they don't favour those from non-privileged backgrounds; if they were i'm sure they'd let in more well abled students. but i don't know, i dont have factual source so can't really say
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(Original post by Bubblybabybling)
So im my sixth form nearly everyone has been rejected for Oxford a part from a girl who got ABBC for AS levels! She got 9A* for GCSE and she is head girl, so guys if you are thinking of applying for Oxford but dont have good AS results all is not lost!
Oxford doesn't use ASs in a big way given that not all applicants to Oxford actually have to declare their AS grades. This is because some private schools do not cash-in their students' AS grades and Oxford doesn't have any equivalent of the SAQ form that Cambridge has.

For most subjects at Oxford, the most important (but not only) selection criteria are admissions tests and contextualised GCSE performance. As far as their website talks about ASs, they merely give the admissions tutors confidence that you're on track to make their standard offer. ABBC can still be turned into AAA in year 13; I suspect she'd have run into more trouble if she was applying with something like DDEE.
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Is this true?

No wonder politicians are so out of touch.

It is very sad that Oxford only looks at money.
oxford doesn't look at money, they look at people's backgrounds since they like to uphold their status and history.
most politicians are 'out of touch' from birth rather than uni tbh
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