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    Hi,

    I know that this already exists in the Uni Connect and Oxford Offer Holders thread but I think that it is not sufficient since it is hard to accumulate all these information). This is a thread where current applicants could create a general picture of a successful applicant (not only those who had 15 A* at GCSEs 6A* at A level but also those who had grades in the lower quartile "meh grades". It would be great if current students/offer holders/former Oxford students could fill out this form.

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    GCSEs (or their equivalent):
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    A2 levels/ IB (predicted grades):
    Offer:
    A2 level grades achieved:
    Pre-Interview exam (BMAT/HAT/PAT etc.)score:
    General comments:
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    What makes this the 'official' thread?
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    (Original post by 34908seikj)
    What makes this the 'official' thread?
    Me.
    I put it since i thought that it might get deleted by admin staff.
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    Course: BA History
    College: Worcester
    Year applied: 2013
    GCSEs: 2 A*s, 6 As, 2 Bs
    AS: AAAC
    A2 levels predicted: A*AA
    Offer: AAA
    A2 level grades achieved: A*A*A
    Pre-Interview exam (BMAT/HAT/PAT etc.) score: I never found out :O
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    Course: Biological Sciences
    College: Ch Ch
    Year applied: 2014
    GCSEs (or their equivalent): 10 A* 1 A
    AS: AAAA
    A2 levels/ IB (predicted grades): A*AA
    Offer: A* (science subject) AA
    A2 level grades achieved: A* (Biology) AA
    Pre-Interview exam (BMAT/HAT/PAT etc.)score: N/A
    General comments: Biology EPQ
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    Course: Physics (MPhys)
    College: St Hugh's
    Year applied: 2014 (2015 entry)
    GCSEs (or their equivalent): 4A*, 5A, 3B
    AS: A in A level maths, AAA in AS phys, chem, bio
    A2 levels (predicted grades): A*A*A*A (phys, chem, maths, further maths)
    Offer: A*AA (A*A in maths and physics with any other A, or A* in fm with AA in maths and physics)
    A2 level grades achieved: A*A*A*A
    Pre-Interview exam (BMAT/HAT/PAT etc.)score: PAT: 56 (one mark above interview cut off for 2014), 34 maths 22 physics
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    (Original post by 34908seikj)
    What makes this the 'official' thread?
    (Original post by BioOx)
    Me.
    I put it since i thought that it might get deleted by admin staff.
    Fixed it for you
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Fixed it for you
    By "it" I meant the whole thread!
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    (Original post by BioOx)
    By "it" I meant the whole thread!
    There's no problem with the thread
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    Course: Music :musicus:
    College: Woosta (Worcester)
    Year applied: 2006 :shakecane:
    GCSEs (or their equivalent): 7 A*s and 3 As
    AS: aaac in Music, English Lit, French and Physics
    A2 levels/ IB (predicted grades): AAA in Music, English Lit and French
    Offer: AAA
    A2 level grades achieved: AAB (B in French, 1% off the A grade) :headfire:
    Pre-Interview exam (BMAT/HAT/PAT etc.)score: N/A
    General comments: Don't get too excited by the fact I got in without the grades - I am an exception to the rule! :iiam:

    It's also worth highlighting that my application was in the pre-A* grade days. Under the current system, I would have got A*A*B

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    Course: Biochemistry
    College: Christ Church
    Year applied: 2010 for 2011 entry
    GCSEs (or their equivalent): 7 A*s and 6 As
    AS: AAAB in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and French
    A2 levels/ IB (predicted grades): A*A*A*A
    Offer: AAA
    A2 level grades achieved: A*A*A*A (A in French)
    Pre-Interview exam (BMAT/HAT/PAT etc.)score: n/a
    General comments: I know it's hard to tell but I don't think my interviews went particularly well. I might have shed a few tears after bombing in the second one...
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    And - purely for historical interest - here's my own record:

    Course: Zoology
    College: St Peter's
    Year applied: 1977
    GCSEs (or their equivalent): 5 A, 4 B.
    AS: No such thing then - we had something called "S" levels, which the favoured few sat. I did an "S" level in Biology and got unclassified (!)
    A2 levels/ IB (predicted grades): not asked for
    Offer: EE
    A2 level grades achieved: A (Biology) A (Chemistry) C (Physics)
    Pre-Interview exam (BMAT/HAT/PAT etc.)score: 3 Oxford Entrance Exam papers, in Biology, Chemistry and "General" (like the TSA 2 with questions like, "'Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it' - Gide. Discuss."
    General comments: The interviews were just the same as today's!
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    Course: Mphysics
    College:Mansfield
    Year applied:2015
    GCSEs (or their equivalent):5A*2A 1B
    AS: in my country we do 3 A levels and 2 As at the end of 1.5 year
    A2 levels/ IB (predicted grades): 3A* and 2a ( in As)
    Offer: A* A A
    A2 level grades achieved:3A* 2a (As)
    Pre-Interview exam (BMAT/HAT/PAT etc.)score:Pat score was 95
    General comments: I think the pat matters the most here for me as though i think i aced one of the interviews my second interview was not that great
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    Course: Experimental Psychology
    College: University College
    Year applied: 2016 entry
    GCSEs (or their equivalent): 11 A*
    AS: A in Biology, B in Geography, C in Eng Lang & Lit
    A2 levels/ IB (predicted grades): A* in Bio, A in Geo, A in Eng, A* in EPQ
    Offer: A*AA (excl. EPQ)
    A2 level grades achieved: A*A*A*A*
    Pre-Interview exam (BMAT/HAT/PAT etc.)score: TSA 58.7 (and unintentionally wrote a really really weird essay that turned out to have salvaged my mediocre score (due to that I didn't finish and put all Cs for the last 14 of my questions))
    General comments: Be weird enough and work hard (in my case, to prove that I'm better than the ABC at AS lol) and EPQ (be really serious with it as it will give you so much knowledge and help you so much at interviews)
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    Course: Modern Languages (German and Spanish)
    College: Magdalen
    Year applied: 2011 for 2012 entry
    GCSEs (or their equivalent): 13 A*s
    AS: AAAAA
    A2 levels/ IB (predicted grades): A*A*A*A
    Offer: AAA
    A2 level grades achieved: A*A*AA (plus A in EPQ)
    Pre-Interview exam (BMAT/HAT/PAT etc.)score: Did two MLATs but no idea what score
    General comments: Happy to help any languages applicants!
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    Course: English
    College: Harris Manchester
    Year applied: 2008 entry
    GCSEs (or their equivalent): 5A* 5A 1B
    AS: N/A
    Offer: AAA - this was before A*s existed for A-level! *
    A2 level grades achieved: AAAB
    Pre-Interview exam (BMAT/HAT/PAT etc.)score: ELAT: 51/60
    General comments: I had such a horrible time in my first interviews (Keble), I almost gave up and bailed on my second set. Second set went surprisingly well, and the rest is history. Moral: go to all of your interviews, even if you feel like you'll be wasting your time!
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    Course: Chemistry
    College: Worcester
    Year applied: 2013 (for 2014 entry)
    GCSEs (or their equivalent): 10A* 2A
    AS: 5A's (Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Economics)
    Offer: A*AA
    A2 level grades achieved: 4A* (Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, Physics) + A* in EPQ
    Pre-Interview exam (BMAT/HAT/PAT etc.)score: no test for Chemistry back in 2013
    General comments: EPQ title was along the lines of "A comparison of Valence Bond and Molecular Orbital theories and their success in predicting bonding in simple molecules"
    Also had a couple of mock interview organised in sixth form!
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    It would be nice if someone added their results, especially the ones that are less than stellar results but still deserved a place at Oxford...
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    Hey, all the people who got in this year, it would be great if this thread continued ( saves a lot of hunting around )
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    Course: English Lang and Lit
    College: Jesus
    Year applied: 2017 Entry
    GCSEs (or their equivalent): IGCSE 9 A*s
    AS: n/a
    A2 levels/ IB (predicted grades): 41/45
    Offer: 666 at Higher Level, with a 6 in English HL
    A2 level grades achieved: n/a
    Pre-Interview exam (BMAT/HAT/PAT etc.)score: no idea.. I lost the sheet that was given to me after I took the ELAT that provided me with the username and password details :/
    General comments: I was so convinced that my ELAT went awfully, but when I got the interview, I was taken aback. The interviews were okay, bad, and okay in that order- just goes to show that the worst interviews could actually be the one's that get you in!
 
 
 
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