Here am I stressed perusing through every bit of each Oxford thread. I am devastated and extremely worried. Each year I've been working my *** off just to achieve my dreams and I was doing it pretty well and doing so still. I want to acquire a dream , as the majority of us wants to...being able to study at Oxford. I have received a tremendous support from my family and I am grateful for that.
I love studying and pushing my mind further the limits and believe it or not sciences mean everything to me. They are my dream, my passion and my love and doing things that I like in a wonderful place such as Oxford is priceless to me. If you were to ask me what is my main hobby I would say:"Doing sciences".
As you can probably assume I am an international (non-EU) student and I do not have numerous chances of getting a scholarship in UK (except of Oxbridge [>] and UCL[<]). Last year I won a scholarship and I am able to finish my last 2 years in an awesome school. Currently doing IB. I am planning to apply to St. Hugh's for biological sciences. My predicted is going probably to be 39 with 7 in Bio HL and 6 in Chem HL and English. Throughout my academic year I constantly received straight 7s (>90%) but my mock exams were not good because of extenuating circumstances. I tried to explain to my teacher why I did not achieve a good score on my mocks but he was not eager to understand me. Still I convinced him to give me an exam in of the whole year (but at that moment he had a weird facial expression as he was like telling me: " No matter what I am going to give you a 6" This really dampened my enthusiasm down and now I am really stressed since I think that grade is going to make it or brake it. Now be honest do you think that Oxford will accept me with the minimum of 766 that I have? There is one clear answer: NO. I have decided that I am going to suprise my teacher and instead of sitting a 1st year exam I am going to ask for the whole syllabus exam.
I think that only IB can lower my chances of getting into Oxford since my extracurriculars and past academic achievments and grades were top notch. Here they are:
What do you think?