Couple of questions about Oxford applications

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    In the last couple of weeks I thought I would have a go at applying for Oxford. PPE at Oxford looks amazing and why not have a crack? There are a few questions on my mind though,

    If I apply to Oxford, does that mean I have to apply to all the other universities on my UCAS at the same time?

    I got 2 A* at GCSE and AABE at AS level (Two As in Economics and Politics, B in Maths, E in Computer Science) - do I have to declare the E grade and if so do I have a reasonable chance of entry if I do declare? Do you think I'm better off applying elsewhere other universities? (I'm predicted A*AA).


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    You have to declare the E unless you go to a private school, in which case you'll need to speak to your teachers. GCSEs are a bit low for PPE at Oxford, people have still got in with less though. It'll also depend on your admissions exam results, which I think for PPE is the TSA. You could apply, but you might not get an interview.
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    Hello!

    In the last couple of weeks I thought I would have a go at applying for Oxford. PPE at Oxford looks amazing and why not have a crack? There are a few questions on my mind though,

    If I apply to Oxford, does that mean I have to apply to all the other universities on my UCAS at the same time?

    I got 2 A* at GCSE and AABE at AS level (Two As in Economics and Politics, B in Maths, E in Computer Science) - do I have to declare the E grade and if so do I have a reasonable chance of entry if I do declare? Do you think I'm better off applying elsewhere other universities? (I'm predicted A*AA).

    Thank you very much!
    Everything else about your application (e.g. personal statement, details, etc.) needs to be complete when you submit it but you can add choices later. For instance you can apply to Oxford now and then add other universities later on (paying the difference between the fee for applying to one university and up to five universities as appropriate) but the same application gets sent to all of them so that needs to be finalised upon your initial application.

    I would not have thought that your E in Computer Science would be too much of an issue. Your grades are going to be below average for a typical applicant so realistically speaking the most likely outcome is a rejection, but grades are definitely not the only factor involved in your application - the TSA and interview are both a lot more important so I'd have thought that an offer is still possible. I don't think there's any harm in applying as long as you've made sure that you've got some safer options.
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    You can apply to one university and add your other choices later.
 
 
 
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