Getting into oxford after two gap years?

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I have just dropped out of LSE economics first year, the course was too maths based and not for me. I really love the economics and management course at Oxford but cant apply till september...so it would be as if i had taken two gap years. Do you know if anyone got in to Oxford after two gap years? And would i have to mention doing one term at LSE? Lastly, I know E&M is competitive but do you know what A levels most people get who get offers? I got 4A* at A level and 12A* at GCSE but i dont know if thats standard for E&M (seems standard at LSE)
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Actually did anyone ever get into oxford after dropping out of another uni?
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Actually did anyone ever get into oxford after dropping out of another uni?
I'm going to find out tomorrow....hehe.
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I have just dropped out of LSE economics first year, the course was too maths based and not for me. I really love the economics and management course at Oxford but cant apply till september...so it would be as if i had taken two gap years. Do you know if anyone got in to Oxford after two gap years? And would i have to mention doing one term at LSE? Lastly, I know E&M is competitive but do you know what A levels most people get who get offers? I got 4A* at A level and 12A* at GCSE but i dont know if thats standard for E&M (seems standard at LSE)
You'll be just fine. Email the relevant department for clarification.
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Ask Oxford, not us.
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I have just dropped out of LSE economics first year, the course was too maths based and not for me. I really love the economics and management course at Oxford but cant apply till september...so it would be as if i had taken two gap years. Do you know if anyone got in to Oxford after two gap years? And would i have to mention doing one term at LSE? Lastly, I know E&M is competitive but do you know what A levels most people get who get offers? I got 4A* at A level and 12A* at GCSE but i dont know if thats standard for E&M (seems standard at LSE)
E&M is the *most* competitive course at Oxford (14 applicants per place, and only a 25% interview rate). Just to be realistic, do you have a Plan B in case you don't get an offer?
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What were your backup be? Would you apply for Management at LSE or Economics at other universities. Economics and Management is the most competitive Oxbridge course there is so it's risky. If it's what you want to do, go for it! I'm currently waiting to hear back from Oxford for History and Politics (5th hardest course in Oxbridge to get into). I think you should do what feels right for you
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Have you got a plan for things to be doing this year (and next)? If you can get some decent work experience before you apply that may add weight to your application.
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I'm going to find out tomorrow....hehe.
What did you apply for and where did you drop out from?
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What did you apply for and where did you drop out from?
I spent a year doing Astrophysics at UCL, dropped out, and am now on a gap year having applied to Oxford, Bristol, Durham, Nottingham and UEA for Biological Sciences. It's a very long story full of failure but basically I am much happier now and am applying for what I should have before.
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