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    I am starting year 13 is roughly a weeks time and so it will be time for university applications to start. I am interested in applying to Oxford, I have wanted to do so for a long time. The problem I have is I do not want to waste one of my 5 choices on a university I have no chance in receiving an offer from.

    My GCSE results are - 1A* 7A's 3B's (Feel free to ask which subjects)
    My AS results are - AAAA (Biology, chemsitry, maths, physics)

    I understand my AS grades are good enough to get into Oxford however it is my GCSE grades which I am concerned about.

    May I get some people's opinions please?
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    What subject are you considering? It's true that your GCSEs aren't the strongest, although unless you're applying for a super competitive subject like medicine, you might have a chance. Have you thought about applying to Cambridge instead - they care more about your UMS averages?
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    (Original post by Helpmeoutplease)
    I am starting year 13 is roughly a weeks time and so it will be time for university applications to start. I am interested in applying to Oxford, I have wanted to do so for a long time. The problem I have is I do not want to waste one of my 5 choices on a university I have no chance in receiving an offer from.

    My GCSE results are - 1A* 7A's 3B's (Feel free to ask which subjects)
    My AS results are - AAAA (Biology, chemsitry, maths, physics)

    I understand my AS grades are good enough to get into Oxford however it is my GCSE grades which I am concerned about.

    May I get some people's opinions please?
    For which course?

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    (Original post by StationToStation)
    What subject are you considering? It's true that your GCSEs aren't the strongest, although unless you're applying for a super competitive subject like medicine, you might have a chance. Have you thought about applying to Cambridge instead - they care more about your UMS averages?
    Biochem- not offered at Cambridge
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    For which course?

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    Ahhhh I see. Have you looked at the Natural Sciences course at Cambridge? http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.a...tural-sciences

    If that doesn't interest you, then do by all means give Oxford a shot. Your GCSEs are a disadvantage, but they're probably not the end of the world - I'm sure they accept every year people with worse results.
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    (Original post by Helpmeoutplease)
    Biochem
    I note they don't have a pre-interview admissions test for that, so perhaps GCSEs are more relevant.

    Also http://www.bioch.ox.ac.uk/aspsite/index.asp?pageid=421

    Let's see if BrasenoseAdm can help...

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    (Original post by StationToStation)
    Ahhhh I see. Have you looked at the Natural Sciences course at Cambridge? http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.a...tural-sciences

    If that doesn't interest you, then do by all means give Oxford a shot. Your GCSEs are a disadvantage, but they're probably not the end of the world - I'm sure they accept every year people with worse results.
    I have looked before but I want something more specialised to give better opportunities after the degree
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    I believe you'll be fine, prepare for your ucas application, BMAT and interview.

    You do get 5 choices on your UCAS so don't hesitate to use one on Oxford.
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    (Original post by MHI)
    I believe you'll be fine, prepare for your ucas application, BMAT and interview.

    You do get 5 choices on your UCAS so don't hesitate to use one on Oxford.
    BMAT isn't used by Oxford for Biomedicine afaik.
 
 
 
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