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    So basically.. I was planning on doing Medicine in year 12 but got no offers.. I intended to do a gap year to re apply for Medicine but I have changed my mind and decided to do a Maths degree..

    My A level results are:

    Maths A*, Chemistry A*, Biology A and A in AS Economics

    I know I dont have Further Maths but i plan on studying it during my gap year as well as doing MATs and possibly STEP..

    Anyway, long story short, i have 7 a's, 4 b's, 1 c and 1 d in gcses and no a*'s so will it still be worthwhile applying for Oxford?

    Also, are there any advices or things I could do during my gap year which will increase my chances to get into Oxford? I do plan to go to Maths conferences and read Maths books..
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    (Original post by Asian_persuasion)
    So basically.. I was planning on doing Medicine in year 12 but got no offers.. I intended to do a gap year to re apply for Medicine but I have changed my mind and decided to do a Maths degree..

    My A level results are:

    Maths A*, Chemistry A*, Biology A and A in AS Economics

    I know I dont have Further Maths but i plan on studying it during my gap year as well as doing MATs and possibly STEP..

    Anyway, long story short, i have 7 a's, 4 b's, 1 c and 1 d in gcses and no a*'s so will it still be worthwhile applying for Oxford?

    Also, are there any advices or things I could do during my gap year which will increase my chances to get into Oxford? I do plan to go to Maths conferences and read Maths books..
    Hey friend I'm pretty much in the same boat as you in terms of the year out! I'm seeking a lot of mathsy work experiences and tutoring a few people in the year below me, I think the most important thing is to do well on the MAT and apply for STEP if possible. Try to show that you're keeping your maths up throughout the year.
 
 
 
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