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So this thread is for anyone who is thinking of applying to Oxford next autumn for 2018 entry. Fairly early I suppose, but since the Cambridge one is up, I thought I'd make an Oxford one! Since our GCSEs are fast approaching, I guess this can serve as motivation for getting us to where we need to be, knowing how key GCSEs can be when applying for a place at Oxford. Feel free to talk about any aspect of Oxford.

To start off, icebreakers:

Your GCSE predicted/achieved grades?
What A levels you will be studying?
What course will you be applying for?
What extra-curricular activities do you do?
Any colleges you're interested in? And why?
Why Oxford and not Cambridge?

Me:

GCSE predicted grades - 8A*s 2As
A level choices - Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry (Chemistry yet to be confirmed).
Course - Physics
Extra-curricular stuff - Football, school council, liturgy leader, prefect, running, athletics
College: Christ Church or University College (Christ Church is really nice, University College is where Stephen Hawking went
Why Oxford? Easy for me, Cambridge does Natural Sciences and not Physics, I don't want to do a degree in all the sciences, I just want to do physics.

Good luck with your GCSEs and A levels, as well as applying when the time comes eventually!

Useful links:

Choosing A levels: http://www.russellgroup.org/InformedChoices-latest.pdf
Courses: https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/courses-listing?wssl=1
Oxford Website: https://www.ox.ac.uk/
Course statistics: http://www.unistats.com/Institutions/Details/10007774/ReturnTo/Institutions
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(Original post by kennethdcharles)
So this thread is for anyone who is thinking of applying to Oxford next autumn for 2018 entry. Fairly early I suppose, but since the Cambridge one is up, I thought I'd make an Oxford one! Since our GCSEs are fast approaching, I guess this can serve as motivation for getting us to where we need to be, knowing how key GCSEs can be when applying for a place at Oxford. Feel free to talk about any aspect of Oxford.

To start off, icebreakers:

Your GCSE predicted/achieved grades?
What A levels you will be studying?
What course will you be applying for?
What extra-curricular activities do you do?
Any colleges you're interested in? And why?
Why Oxford and not Cambridge?

Me:

GCSE predicted grades - 8A*s 2As
A level choices - Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry (Chemistry yet to be confirmed).
Course - Physics
Extra-curricular stuff - Football, school council, liturgy leader, prefect, running, athletics
College: Christ Church or University College (Christ Church is really nice, University College is where Stephen Hawking went
Why Oxford? Easy for me, Cambridge does Natural Sciences and not Physics, I don't want to do a degree in all the sciences, I just want to do physics.

Good luck with your GCSEs and A levels, as well as applying when the time comes eventually!

Useful links:

Choosing A levels: http://www.russellgroup.org/InformedChoices-latest.pdf
Courses: https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/courses-listing?wssl=1
Oxford Website: https://www.ox.ac.uk/
Course statistics: http://www.unistats.com/Institutions/Details/10007774/ReturnTo/Institutions
check my oxbridge thread for some sick tips for getting an offer:

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3976011
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Hey! I really doubt I'm going to get in but I'd hate myself if I didn't even try


Your GCSE predicted/achieved grades?
10 A* (9A* and A^ in Further Maths), 1 A, 1 B
What A levels you will be studying?
I'm taking Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths
What course will you be applying for?
Medicine
What extra-curricular activities do you do?
Piano, reading, writing, senior prefect (in year 11)
Any colleges you're interested in? And why?
Wadham just because it's said to have a great gay scene. I need to do more research on the colleges to come to a final decision though.
Why Oxford and not Cambridge?
Oxford typically ranks higher for medicine.
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Hey! I really doubt I'm going to get in but I'd hate myself if I didn't even try


Your GCSE predicted/achieved grades?
10 A* (9A* and A^ in Further Maths), 1 A, 1 B
What A levels you will be studying?
I'm taking Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths
What course will you be applying for?
Medicine
What extra-curricular activities do you do?
Piano, reading, writing, senior prefect (in year 11)
Any colleges you're interested in? And why?
Wadham just because it's said to have a great gay scene. I need to do more research on the colleges to come to a final decision though.
Why Oxford and not Cambridge?
Oxford typically ranks higher for medicine.
Hey nice profile. Why don't you post this on the now main thread: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4282340
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(Original post by Laurenpry)
I'm not sure if I'll be able to get a place for law with my grades, but I'll try anyway:

Your GCSE predicted/achieved grades? –7A*s 3As 1B
What A levels you will be studying? – Maths, English and Biology
What course will you be applying for? – Law
What extra-curricular activities do you do? – In the sixth form I have taken part in debating club, MUN, and LAMDA. I have also set up a Law Club, volunteered at Victim Support, and taken part in work placements.
Any colleges you're interested in? And why? – St. Hilda's, mainly due to the diversity of the community, the convenience of it's location, the number of students, and the opportunities to become involved in drama and sports.
Why Oxford and not Cambridge? – Partly because of the smaller tutorial system but also because I preferred the university and lecturers when visiting.
Hey if you're applying for 2018 entry, use this thread : http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4282340

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