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    Thanks for reassuring me.


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    Its ok I just know its possible. You have to be realistic though and realise someone in your year is probably going to be PM one day.
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    May I ask what you study at Oxford and what GCSEs you got ?


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    I'm sure I've seen wealth of nations on my father's bookshelf somewhere.


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    Read it for sure if its there start tonight and really get into it.
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    Its ok I just know its possible. You have to be realistic though and realise someone in your year is probably going to be PM one day.
    Of course. Completely understandable. Not that I would like to enter politics in this nation. Although I will definitely try.


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    Read it for sure if its there start tonight and really get into it.
    Definitely. Thanks. Have you read a book called Prince.


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    May I ask what you study at Oxford and what GCSEs you got ?


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    I study with the dept for cont ed Art History. I didn't get any GCSEs. This is the course I'm doing. https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/online/ the servers down at the moment but you'll be able to take a look tomorrow.
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    Definitely. Thanks. Have you read a book called Prince.


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    by machiavelli yes I have its a good book.
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    Of course. Completely understandable. Not that I would like to enter politics in this nation. Although I will definitely try.


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    What country would you like to enter into politics ?
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    What country would you like to enter into politics ?
    I would like to enter politics into Pakistan. Where my grandparents are from. However, I did have work experience with a shadow minister last year.


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    I'm sure the Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan will ring a few bells. He has entered into politics as well.


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    I would like to enter politics into Pakistan. Where my grandparents are from. However, I did have work experience with a shadow minister last year.


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    Cool My ancestral cousin was Sir Francis Corfield He was the top civil servant in India at the time of the separation from Pakistan.
    What was it like working so close to a politician? What did you do all day?
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    I'm sure the Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan will ring a few bells. He has entered into politics as well.


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    LoL Of course.
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    Cool My ancestral cousin was Sir Francis Corfield He was the top civil servant in India at the time of the separation of Pakistan.
    What was it like working so close to a politician? What did you do all day?
    It was very interesting. I worked with him on a campaign that recently came on tv. I can't remember the name of the campaign at the moment. There was a lot of walking because I went to meet other MPs and ministers and discuss the campaign.


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    Cool My ancestral cousin was Sir Francis Corfield He was the top civil servant in India at the time of the separation from Pakistan.
    What was it like working so close to a politician? What did you do all day?
    That's very interesting. We're descendants of the first Mughal emperor. He was a descendant of Ghenghis Khan.


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    It was very interesting. I worked with him on a campaign that recently came on tv. I can't remember the name of the campaign at the moment. There was a lot of walking because I went to meet other MPs and ministers and discuss the campaign.


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    Sounds interesting.
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    That's very interesting. We're descendants of the first Mughal emperor. He was a descendant of Ghenghis Khan.


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    WoW thats cool.
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    I study with the dept for cont ed Art History. I didn't get any GCSEs. This is the course I'm doing. https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/online/ the servers down at the moment but you'll be able to take a look tomorrow.
    Ah. Did you do O levels or another form of qualification ?


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    Ah. Did you do O levels or another form of qualification ?


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    To do the course you don't need qualifications I did a foundation course for architecture and did architecture at university after that and previous to the course I'm doing now.
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    To do the course you don't need qualifications I did a foundation course for architecture and did architecture at university after that and previous to the course I'm doing now.
    Ooooooh. Ok. Interesting.


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    I'm not a PPE applicant, but, having been through the whole process, I know that plenty of people get in with far from perfect grades. Plenty without straight As at AS, and with less than five A*s. Of course the better your results are, the better your application will be. But there's quite a few misconceptions about what you need to get in. At interviews I also met a second year PPEist, who didn't have maths A level. So they are clearly not as strict on that as, say, LSE.

    But also, for what it's worth, I think it's good to get away from a fixed idea of what you want to do. Boss your GCSEs, and then read. Basically just follow your interests. You might still want to go into Pakistani politics and read PPE, but be open minded and read, read, read. I think what they like at interviews is somebody who has found a niche that really interests them, and you'll probably find that in your AS year. I reckon it's that kind of stuff that makes you stand out, rather than having three or four more GCSE A*s than the person they just interviewed.

    And; incidentally, I am halfway through doing exactly the same A levels as you have chosen. I was originally thinking of PPE, and changed to History and Politics.
 
 
 

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