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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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    (Original post by febuardo99)
    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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