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    To put it blatantly, I am determined to get into Oxford or cambridge (leaning toward Oxford atm)to study law, however many things seem to getting in my way at the moment. My GCSE performance was below what I possibly should have got in terms of my ability (I got 2 A's, 2 B's, and 5 C's), and my AS levels would are going relatively well except one of them is not because my teachers are not very good at controlling a classroom (everyone is usually going mental and messing about and getting away with it) and when I looked at a specimen paper for the new A-level specification, I found they had not prepared us for the form in which the exam may appear. Any advice would be helpful.
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    (Original post by will.devries.9)
    To put it blatantly, I am determined to get into Oxford or cambridge (leaning toward Oxford atm)to study law, however many things seem to getting in my way at the moment. My GCSE performance was below what I possibly should have got in terms of my ability (I got 2 A's, 2 B's, and 5 C's), and my AS levels would are going relatively well except one of them is not because my teachers are not very good at controlling a classroom (everyone is usually going mental and messing about and getting away with it) and when I looked at a specimen paper for the new A-level specification, I found they had not prepared us for the form in which the exam may appear. Any advice would be helpful.
    I'm in a similarish situation to you, aside from the GCSE thing. Obviously, grades are important and all, but from what I've been told, much of the application process centres around being an impressive individual overall. If you have a careers advisor at your college, I would recommend trying to get in touch with them, as if they're as good as mine, they should be able to work wonders in terms of helping you get on track. Other than that; have you considered anything you can do to get experience outside of college? I've been told that things like the Sutton Trust are great for making an impression on the big unis
 
 
 
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