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hi,
In my reference if I was to state module marks i.e. UMS, would i have to state all of my UMS marks for that respective subject?
Hi, for the foundation year, what is the proportion of people who have completed the foundation year receiving an offer from the University of Oxford?
How does Oxford treat applicants who are already in their first year of studies at another university? The Oxford website says that this is allowed but is there some stigmatism in comparison to post a level applicants applying during a gap year? Are some colleges more welcoming about this compared to others? Thank you.

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hello! I've asked this in a couple of places but haven't got a reply yet. I was wondering if someone who just gets the base entry requirements to Oxford (38, 666 HL for my course) would be judged the same as someone who got, say, 42 776 HL. Many thanks
Original post by DarkEnergy
Hi, for the foundation year, what is the proportion of people who have completed the foundation year receiving an offer from the University of Oxford?


Hi there,

Our Foundation Year is so new, we don't know what this will be yet! We are anticipating a similar success rate to the UK's first Foundation Year scheme at Trinity College Dublin, where a minimum of 90% of FY students progress onto a regular degree course at the same university. Make sure you keep up with our website/social media for news about the Foundation Year's inaugural year as and when it happens!

India
Original post by Someboady
hi,
In my reference if I was to state module marks i.e. UMS, would i have to state all of my UMS marks for that respective subject?


Hi there,

Firstly I am assuming you mean personal statement rather than reference, since someone else (usually a teacher) writes your reference :smile: You are welcome to enter your UMS on your UCAS form but this is in no way necessary for an application to Oxford; as for discussing individual module marks, your personal statement probably isn't the best place to do this. If you enter them on the form they will speak for themselves - our admissions tutors would much rather see evidence of your enthusiasm and potential outside your school work and the A-Level curriculum. It is best used as a place to talk about things which can't be inferred from your grade profile.

Hope this helps,
India
Original post by icecreamcake
How does Oxford treat applicants who are already in their first year of studies at another university? The Oxford website says that this is allowed but is there some stigmatism in comparison to post a level applicants applying during a gap year? Are some colleges more welcoming about this compared to others? Thank you.

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Hi there,

You have pretty much answered this question yourself :smile: It is very rare for the university to accept someone in these circumstances, unless there is an excellent reason for them to apply. As this is a university policy, you will find no college which is more lenient about it; whilst each college has their own character, the way they admit students has to be the same to ensure fairness and transparency.

Hope this helps,

India
Original post by yuccatree
hello! I've asked this in a couple of places but haven't got a reply yet. I was wondering if someone who just gets the base entry requirements to Oxford (38, 666 HL for my course) would be judged the same as someone who got, say, 42 776 HL. Many thanks


Hi there,

I'm not sure what kind of qualification you are referring to here, but it applies to every type of A-Level equivalent qualification that the standard offer requirements are enough. Oxford has a very holistic approach to admissions and appreciates that pre-university qualifications can often be a subjective or crude measure of ability, so if someone with higher grades than an offer has poorer or less interesting written work/personal statement/interview performance, then they will not be placed above someone who has the base entry requirements but has out-performed them in other areas. I get a lot of questions about whether someone will be judged harshly for having no A*s at A-Level when the offer for their subject is three As - and the answer is always no, of course they won't! :smile:

Best of luck if you are making an application soon,

India
Original post by LMH OXFORD
Hi there,

Our Foundation Year is so new, we don't know what this will be yet! We are anticipating a similar success rate to the UK's first Foundation Year scheme at Trinity College Dublin, where a minimum of 90% of FY students progress onto a regular degree course at the same university. Make sure you keep up with our website/social media for news about the Foundation Year's inaugural year as and when it happens!

India


Thank you for the response. I think the foundation year scheme is a really great idea, and I'm considering applying for it myself. Apologies for the following barrage of questions:

Is there an eligibility checker anywhere? I'm from a deprived area, under-performing state school and all that, but I want to make sure I'm eligible before I get my hopes up.

How many people applied last year for the foundation year, and how many people got accepted? (I understand if this information is confidential, so feel free to ignore this)

My predicted grades haven't been finalised yet but they may match/exceed the entry requirements for the standard Physics programme. Am I still welcome to apply to the foundation year?

If I were to get onto the foundation year, and then apply for the standard Physics degree afterwards, would I still have to do the Physics Aptitude Test? If so, would I get help with this during my foundation year?

When are applications expected to open?

Thanks again!
Original post by DarkEnergy
Thank you for the response. I think the foundation year scheme is a really great idea, and I'm considering applying for it myself. Apologies for the following barrage of questions:

Is there an eligibility checker anywhere? I'm from a deprived area, under-performing state school and all that, but I want to make sure I'm eligible before I get my hopes up.

How many people applied last year for the foundation year, and how many people got accepted? (I understand if this information is confidential, so feel free to ignore this)

My predicted grades haven't been finalised yet but they may match/exceed the entry requirements for the standard Physics programme. Am I still welcome to apply to the foundation year?

If I were to get onto the foundation year, and then apply for the standard Physics degree afterwards, would I still have to do the Physics Aptitude Test? If so, would I get help with this during my foundation year?

When are applications expected to open?

Thanks again!


It's really great to hear that you're so interested in the programme!

Firstly, it's worth emailing the foundation year ([email protected]) /LMH's outreach officer ([email protected]) to discuss your background. It's not necessarily a clear-cut thing (e.g. a disadvantaged student in a fairly well performing state school could be eligible in certain circumstances).

Your academic performance is considered thoroughly during the Foundation Year admissions process, including any mitigating circumstances. If your application appears to suggest you would be ready to apply for the regular degree course in Physics, then your application would be likely to be rejected - but you would be advised whether it would be more appropriate for you to make a regular application. You are of course welcome to apply still, and let the team here make that call based on your application and academic record :smile:

Yes, you would have to sit all relevant admissions tests, submit a UCAS application and participate in interviews et - but you would also receive extensive support on all elements of the admissions process as a Foundation Year student. Of course, we're still here to answer questions from anyone, and if you'd like to visit LMH then drop us a line (even though our Open Days are over for the year)!

We had 90 applications this year, and will be beginning the programme with a group of 10 (the maximum number of FY students will be 12).

It is still under discussion as to when applications will be opened for the 2017 Foundation Year intake (it may not necessarily be in the summer like this year), but please keep an eye on the LMH website as details will be published there in good time. We'll be sure to post on this thread too to alert any prospective applicants!
Don't hesitate to ask if you have any more questions!

India
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Original post by LMH OXFORD
Hi there,

You have pretty much answered this question yourself :smile: It is very rare for the university to accept someone in these circumstances, unless there is an excellent reason for them to apply. As this is a university policy, you will find no college which is more lenient about it; whilst each college has their own character, the way they admit students has to be the same to ensure fairness and transparency.

Hope this helps,

India


Hi,

Just a question about this - is it rare because the university doesn't like this very much (even though it says on the website that it's allowed) or because there aren't often applicants who do this? What would count as an excellent reason?

Thanks!
Original post by LMH OXFORD
It's really great to hear that you're so interested in the programme!

Firstly, it's worth emailing the foundation year ([email protected]) /LMH's outreach officer ([email protected]) to discuss your background. It's not necessarily a clear-cut thing (e.g. a disadvantaged student in a fairly well performing state school could be eligible in certain circumstances).

Your academic performance is considered thoroughly during the Foundation Year admissions process, including any mitigating circumstances. If your application appears to suggest you would be ready to apply for the regular degree course in Physics, then your application would be likely to be rejected - but you would be advised whether it would be more appropriate for you to make a regular application. You are of course welcome to apply still, and let the team here make that call based on your application and academic record :smile:

Yes, you would have to sit all relevant admissions tests, submit a UCAS application and participate in interviews et - but you would also receive extensive support on all elements of the admissions process as a Foundation Year student. Of course, we're still here to answer questions from anyone, and if you'd like to visit LMH then drop us a line (even though our Open Days are over for the year)!

We had 90 applications this year, and will be beginning the programme with a group of 10 (the maximum number of FY students will be 12).

It is still under discussion as to when applications will be opened for the 2017 Foundation Year intake (it may not necessarily be in the summer like this year), but please keep an eye on the LMH website as details will be published there in good time. We'll be sure to post on this thread too to alert any prospective applicants!
Don't hesitate to ask if you have any more questions!

India


Thank you so much for the reply. So when exactly did applications open last year? And do people apply to this alongside their UCAS 5 choices? Also, since there are only 10 FY students, does that mean some of them will be the only person doing their chosen subject?
Hello there! I am looking forward to applying to Oxford to study Law with European Law. If I am not considered for Law with European Law would I be considered for just Law?

Thank you!
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Hey, I read on the PPE website ( http://www.ppe.ox.ac.uk/index.php/ppe-faq ) that the personal statement does not play a significant role in the decision. Can you confirm this? :smile:
Hi there
I am looking to apply for History and Economics at Oxford but I am unsure whether my grades and A-Levels are compatible with Oxford requirments.

I got 4A* 6As at GCSE and I am taking Maths, History and Chemistry receiving a B at AS Levels maths. Unfortunately I did another science A Level and received an E, something I am not happy about at all. I am also doing an EPQ. Is it worth applying to Oxford or not bother?

Also, are there any pre-admission tests for Economics and History, and what are the kind of things that are good in a Personal Statement for this specific subject?
Thanks
Original post by LMH OXFORD
Hi there,

I'm not sure what kind of qualification you are referring to here, but it applies to every type of A-Level equivalent qualification that the standard offer requirements are enough. Oxford has a very holistic approach to admissions and appreciates that pre-university qualifications can often be a subjective or crude measure of ability, so if someone with higher grades than an offer has poorer or less interesting written work/personal statement/interview performance, then they will not be placed above someone who has the base entry requirements but has out-performed them in other areas. I get a lot of questions about whether someone will be judged harshly for having no A*s at A-Level when the offer for their subject is three As - and the answer is always no, of course they won't! :smile:

Best of luck if you are making an application soon,

India


Thanks for the prompt reply, and for settling my stomach if just for a couple days haha. I was referring to the IB btw
Original post by notyous
Hi,

Just a question about this - is it rare because the university doesn't like this very much (even though it says on the website that it's allowed) or because there aren't often applicants who do this? What would count as an excellent reason?

Thanks!


Hi there,

You would be best placed to direct this question towards the university's central admissions department. In some circumstances, taking on students who have already started their undergraduate studies could give them an unfair advantage in an application process which has to be as meticulous and fair as possible, and is largely based on measuring the potential of school leavers. But yes, it is possible - it is worth discussing your individual circumstances with Undergraduate Admissions, who would be able to give more detailed feedback than we can :smile:

India
Original post by DarkEnergy
Thank you so much for the reply. So when exactly did applications open last year? And do people apply to this alongside their UCAS 5 choices? Also, since there are only 10 FY students, does that mean some of them will be the only person doing their chosen subject?


This year our application process took place throughout June and July, but this was mainly because of it being the programme's first year; it is likely to be earlier in the future, as the structure is already in place. This time last year, there wasn't a Foundation Year at LMH at all!

Since you apply for the Foundation Year directly to the college, you are free to make a full application via UCAS at the same time; it will not use up one of your choices.

And yes - some people will be the only ones doing their chosen subjects. But they will have the opportunity to socialise with everyone else in the college (including those studying for degrees in their subject), including being allocated a "college family" of older students who are studying the same or similar. As a matriculated student, I was the only person in my year studying Classics & English (and for two years, the only person at LMH!) and it was actually awesome - I got lots of individualised teaching and support, and my tutors got to know me really well. So if that possibility is putting you off, please don't let it! :smile:

India
Original post by LMH OXFORD
This year our application process took place throughout June and July, but this was mainly because of it being the programme's first year; it is likely to be earlier in the future, as the structure is already in place. This time last year, there wasn't a Foundation Year at LMH at all!

Since you apply for the Foundation Year directly to the college, you are free to make a full application via UCAS at the same time; it will not use up one of your choices.

And yes - some people will be the only ones doing their chosen subjects. But they will have the opportunity to socialise with everyone else in the college (including those studying for degrees in their subject), including being allocated a "college family" of older students who are studying the same or similar. As a matriculated student, I was the only person in my year studying Classics & English (and for two years, the only person at LMH!) and it was actually awesome - I got lots of individualised teaching and support, and my tutors got to know me really well. So if that possibility is putting you off, please don't let it! :smile:

India

Thank you very much!
Original post by maoism123
Hi there
I am looking to apply for History and Economics at Oxford but I am unsure whether my grades and A-Levels are compatible with Oxford requirments.

I got 4A* 6As at GCSE and I am taking Maths, History and Chemistry receiving a B at AS Levels maths. Unfortunately I did another science A Level and received an E, something I am not happy about at all. I am also doing an EPQ. Is it worth applying to Oxford or not bother?

Also, are there any pre-admission tests for Economics and History, and what are the kind of things that are good in a Personal Statement for this specific subject?
Thanks



Hi there,

I've already answered the first part of your question via "visitor messages" :smile:

You will need to sit the HAT test with a special Economics question as part of the admissions process for HECON. You can find all the necessary information here.

Your personal statement is just that - personal! It is designed for you to showcase your interest in your subject(s) and any extra work/reading/experiences you have relating to them. For joint school courses, it is especially worth writing about how the two subjects can be linked together. Look out on our instagram @lmhoxford for some general (but very helpful) PS tips in the coming weeks!

India

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