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    (Original post by anastasia.11)
    Subject: French and German
    College: Worcester
    Outcome: Offer AAA
    How did you find out: Letter
    How do you feel?: At first I scanned the letter for words like "unfortunately" and "sadly" and was pleasantly surprised when I actually saw "pleased to...". The giddiness from yesterday has morphed into slight pressure bc I can't miss this offer! But I'm a happy bunny nonetheless. Hope we all ace our exams this year ☺
    Another person for Worcester~! I look forward to meeting in October - huge congratulations to you!
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    (Original post by roarchika)
    Another person for Worcester~! I look forward to meeting in October - huge congratulations to you!
    Huge congrats to you too! - see you in October
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    Idea by jneill - you can consider adding any feedback you get to your decision post for future Oxford applicants.
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    (Original post by aimie_foster)
    Course: Physics
    College: Mansfield
    Offer Conditions: A*AA
    How did you first hear and when? Email on Wednesday and letter on Thursday

    Home, EU or International (Country): Home
    School Type (Private/State/Grammar/other): state grammar for GCSE and A levels
    GCSE Grades: 7 A* and 4 As
    AS Subjects & Grades: AAAA
    A2 Predictions: A*A*A*A*

    Reflection
    Strengths: Relevant work experience over the summer, predicted grades and the two interviews at Mansfield (ish)
    Weaknesses: Interview at my second college (Corpus Christi) and PAT score
    Why did you choose your college? Small and high state school intake
    Where else did you apply?
    Durham (insurance): Offer - A*A*A
    Warwick: Offer - A*AA
    Nottingham: Offer - A*AA
    Lancaster: Offer - Unconditional

    I don't know anyone on my course or at my college so if anyone wants to talk, feel free to message me!
    I am in a similar position to you with an offer from Oxford to study Physics of A*AA and one from Durham of A*A*A, and was wondering why you insured Durham even though the required grades are higher?
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    (Original post by andrewdwilliams)
    Congratulations! I'm not aware of a group chat, but I'm an offer holder in History and Politics at Keble, so we might well be seeing each other this October.
    There's one for Keble on Facebook, message me and I can add u
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    (Original post by MickMon)
    Subject: Economics and Management

    College: Keble College

    Outcome: Conditional Offer IB 39 points with a 7 6 6 in Higher Level subjects
    How did you find out? (Email/Letter/Owl): Email

    How do you feel?: Very surprised and happy with the offer. Did not think my interview was that great.

    Does anyone know if there is a chat group for e&m offer holders or those from Keble college?
    There's one on Facebook for Keble, message me and I'll add u
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    Subject: Geography
    College: St John's
    Outcome: Rejection
    How did you find out? (Email/Letter/Owl): Email

    How do you feel?:
    Pretty disappointed- felt both Human and physical interviews went well - and was called back for another combine interview, as were just two other candidates. Thought I have a strong application too - GCSE 11A* and AAAA at AS. Full UMS in geography AS. Done research for groups at Cambridge and Uni of Virginia.
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    (Original post by auburnstar)
    I might do. If I do get A*A*A*/A*A*A (and yea, I know the requirement is AAA but let's face it w 88% of offer holders getting at least one A* you gotta have these kinds of grades if post-results) I have a couple options.

    I could 1) take a gap year and reapply, which I don't really feel like doing. I'm keen to get into university and actually start my life (which, for me involves transitioning and moving away from parents etc). If something major happens (parents suddenly accept me, find a great internship) I might think about that.

    2) apply via UCAS, get a reference from my old teacher and apply whilst at Durham/Birmingham. I'd probably only be able to apply to Oxford if I did this (Cam don't like it) and would try to make it as discreet as possible. This is what I feel most pulled too if I don't like Durham or Birmingham for whatever reason (because let's face it they don't like people who just drop out, even if it's because it wasn't challenging enough or whatever).

    3) focus on my undergraduate studies, find a research area/topic I'm interested in, see if that matches any potential supervisors, find a way to get funding and apply to the MSt course. The MSt course looks really awesome and it would be a great opportunity - after three years of Durham/Birmingham with a less intense workload, more time to have paid commission work on the side if it pops up, maybe a more fun 'uni' experience - I'd study with tutors who specialise in the field. However, I'd have to think about what other masters courses or jobs to apply to if I didn't get a First/2.1.

    And if I don't get A*A*A then I will just do option 3). Honestly, it might give me the best of both worlds: I can get more support at Durham/Brum (I hear the mental health support at Oxbridge is quite lacking), have more free time for working with productions etc and build up maybe some research things and then get the 'Oxbridge' experience and the CV-boosting thing that goes with it. That sounds pretty awesome to me!! :cool:

    Did you go to a private school by any chance? I know a person who got rejected for History with 8A*2A GCSE + AAAA AS + top HAT score. I don't think he would have interviewed badly although he might have been overconfident.

    I'm feeling a lot better about it now. I knew I would. People get over all kinds of things (I got over getting splashed by a massive brown puddled yesterday - that really ruined my morning!). My teacher told me about friends he had that got rejected that are now Lecturers/Professors at Bath, UCL, Imperial etc. That helped a lot. And maybe you're right, maybe we would have been struggling to make a 2.2. I'd much rather take my 2.1/first from Durham thanks

    Hey you never know, one of the people who teaches in the Music Faculty at Oxford went to Brooklyn College which would be a middling university by TSR standards (and pretty much unknown outside of NY). I would love to be that guy who gets rejected, gets on the MSt or DPhil and then teaches there xDD They always say success is the best revenge. >:]
    This is such a pep talk 😂 But I'm glad I'm not the only one thinking like this!! Was rejected by brasenose for georaphy and have spent two days wallowing in self pity because I put so much of my self worth into getting a place and actually achieving what I set out to do for once, but now it feels more like maybe it wouldn't have been the best idea for me, and there are so many routes to oxford I can always try again later after doing my bachelors at Durham/Exeter and maybe not cause myself as much mental stress as I may have done at Oxford!! Just happy to see something similar to what I've been thinking myself haha
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    (Original post by zahel)
    This is such a pep talk 😂 But I'm glad I'm not the only one thinking like this!! Was rejected by brasenose for georaphy and have spent two days wallowing in self pity because I put so much of my self worth into getting a place and actually achieving what I set out to do for once, but now it feels more like maybe it wouldn't have been the best idea for me, and there are so many routes to oxford I can always try again later after doing my bachelors at Durham/Exeter and maybe not cause myself as much mental stress as I may have done at Oxford!! Just happy to see something similar to what I've been thinking myself haha
    Aha, I'm so glad that it was motivating!

    And with the so many routes to Oxford you're completely right. Reapplying post-results whilst at another uni. Reapplying post-results whilst on a gap year. Doing a masters course. Doing a PhD. Teaching there, for goodness sake!! xD Just so so many possible options - getting a rejection once doesn't mean that the doors to The Holy Institution That Is Oxbridge are closed on your face.

    I've spoken with The_Lonely_Goatherd extensively about the mental health support at Oxford and I think we've both agreed that compared to other universities it is lacking. It's true that people with mental health issues can and do apply there successfully but the atmosphere of perfection doesn't help. Life is really about finding a perfect balance between work and enjoyment, success and happiness. For some, despite the prestige, an Oxbridge degree might not be worth the immense pressure and missing out on a 'Uni Experience'. Some drop-out, a fair amount probably regret it.

    Yes, of course, it's better than anywhere else in the UK academically but that doesn't mean it's The Path to Success. And it might not be the exact course for what you want to do. Not to be that guy but Lloyd Webber dropped out of a History course at Oxford in order to go to the Royal College of Music and I think for him, that was definitely the right decision. xD If someone wants to work in a more hands-on, less theoretical way, some universities tailor to that more or offer internships and placements abroad. Or even as an academic, a good portion of the people there seem to have gotten their degrees from unis just as good as Durham/Exeter (I saw York, couple obscure ones from Vienna and Italy, University of Auckland, Brooklyn College, in one faculty alone).

    The only job as far as I know that needs an Oxbridge degree seems to be writing for the Guardian.
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    I heard some body mentioned somewhere in the TSR , that Ixgord and Cambridge now going to accept students from 'Adjustment' (not clearing) this year as their new As reform and not predicted the result. Is it true?
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    (Original post by Kalikumar)
    I heard some body mentioned somewhere in the TSR , that Ixgord and Cambridge now going to accept students from 'Adjustment' (not clearing) this year as their new As reform and not predicted the result. Is it true?
    I very much hope so, although I do doubt it given the fact that interviews form a significant part of the process at the moment and organising all the Adjustment interviews would require a lot of coordination.
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    (Original post by Kalikumar)
    I heard some body mentioned somewhere in the TSR , that Ixgord and Cambridge now going to accept students from 'Adjustment' (not clearing) this year as their new As reform and not predicted the result. Is it true?
    Brasenose Admin would know for sure but I do not believe this is correct.
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    (Original post by auburnstar)
    Aha, I'm so glad that it was motivating!

    And with the so many routes to Oxford you're completely right. Reapplying post-results whilst at another uni. Reapplying post-results whilst on a gap year. Doing a masters course. Doing a PhD. Teaching there, for goodness sake!! xD Just so so many possible options - getting a rejection once doesn't mean that the doors to The Holy Institution That Is Oxbridge are closed on your face.

    I've spoken with The_Lonely_Goatherd extensively about the mental health support at Oxford and I think we've both agreed that compared to other universities it is lacking. It's true that people with mental health issues can and do apply there successfully but the atmosphere of perfection doesn't help. Life is really about finding a perfect balance between work and enjoyment, success and happiness. For some, despite the prestige, an Oxbridge degree might not be worth the immense pressure and missing out on a 'Uni Experience'. Some drop-out, a fair amount probably regret it.

    Yes, of course, it's better than anywhere else in the UK academically but that doesn't mean it's The Path to Success. And it might not be the exact course for what you want to do. Not to be that guy but Lloyd Webber dropped out of a History course at Oxford in order to go to the Royal College of Music and I think for him, that was definitely the right decision. xD If someone wants to work in a more hands-on, less theoretical way, some universities tailor to that more or offer internships and placements abroad. Or even as an academic, a good portion of the people there seem to have gotten their degrees from unis just as good as Durham/Exeter (I saw York, couple obscure ones from Vienna and Italy, University of Auckland, Brooklyn College, in one faculty alone).

    The only job as far as I know that needs an Oxbridge degree seems to be writing for the Guardian.
    Haha the guardian 😂 But yes exactly!! I'm giving myself time to adjust my plans and thoughts about my future but it's no longer looking so doom and gloom after all!! Thanks for your lovely words!
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    I got into Magdalen at Chemistry YAY!, and I would be putting up my LOR and SOP after March. And I got 98.25% in 12th ISC(12th grade) and 96.00% in ICSE(10th grade). Cheers!
    (Original post by summerivy)
    @ananya_01 That was the course and college I was thinking of apply to and for!! Could you please let me know if you get in and what A-Levels you did (if you don't mind of course!) ?
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    (Original post by scorpydo)
    Congrats on the offer!
    We must have been at Christ Church at the same time for interviews.
    Do you know who else got an offer?
    Thank you, you too!
    And nope, nobody I know got in.
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    (Original post by A_Sircar)
    Thank you, you too!
    And nope, nobody I know got in.
    I know 2 people who got in and about 20 who didn't (not from my school, just in general). The first had A*A*A at A level with 7A*2A GCSE and AAAC AS results (C in drama) and applied for Classics. Second not sure what grades he has but full UMS marks for English A2 and excellent interview according to the feedback. I also know someone with 8A*2A GCSE AAAA AS and A*A*A prediction who didn't get in (to do History).
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    (Original post by auburnstar)
    I might do. If I do get A*A*A*/A*A*A (and yea, I know the requirement is AAA but let's face it w 88% of offer holders getting at least one A* you gotta have these kinds of grades if post-results) I have a couple options.

    I could 1) take a gap year and reapply, which I don't really feel like doing. I'm keen to get into university and actually start my life (which, for me involves transitioning and moving away from parents etc). If something major happens (parents suddenly accept me, find a great internship) I might think about that.

    2) apply via UCAS, get a reference from my old teacher and apply whilst at Durham/Birmingham. I'd probably only be able to apply to Oxford if I did this (Cam don't like it) and would try to make it as discreet as possible. This is what I feel most pulled too if I don't like Durham or Birmingham for whatever reason (because let's face it they don't like people who just drop out, even if it's because it wasn't challenging enough or whatever).

    3) focus on my undergraduate studies, find a research area/topic I'm interested in, see if that matches any potential supervisors, find a way to get funding and apply to the MSt course. The MSt course looks really awesome and it would be a great opportunity - after three years of Durham/Birmingham with a less intense workload, more time to have paid commission work on the side if it pops up, maybe a more fun 'uni' experience - I'd study with tutors who specialise in the field. However, I'd have to think about what other masters courses or jobs to apply to if I didn't get a First/2.1.

    And if I don't get A*A*A then I will just do option 3). Honestly, it might give me the best of both worlds: I can get more support at Durham/Brum (I hear the mental health support at Oxbridge is quite lacking), have more free time for working with productions etc and build up maybe some research things and then get the 'Oxbridge' experience and the CV-boosting thing that goes with it. That sounds pretty awesome to me!! :cool:

    Did you go to a private school by any chance? I know a person who got rejected for History with 8A*2A GCSE + AAAA AS + top HAT score. I don't think he would have interviewed badly although he might have been overconfident.

    I'm feeling a lot better about it now. I knew I would. People get over all kinds of things (I got over getting splashed by a massive brown puddled yesterday - that really ruined my morning!). My teacher told me about friends he had that got rejected that are now Lecturers/Professors at Bath, UCL, Imperial etc. That helped a lot. And maybe you're right, maybe we would have been struggling to make a 2.2. I'd much rather take my 2.1/first from Durham thanks

    Hey you never know, one of the people who teaches in the Music Faculty at Oxford went to Brooklyn College which would be a middling university by TSR standards (and pretty much unknown outside of NY). I would love to be that guy who gets rejected, gets on the MSt or DPhil and then teaches there xDD They always say success is the best revenge. >:]

    Oh ok! Yeah option 3 sounds pretty good to me too. If you fall in love with Oxford while there you can always stay for another few years and do a PhD yeah I've been thinking too that it might be easier to adjust to uni life at a lower standard uni and make the most out of your early 20s there, and then go to Oxbridge later to take advantage of all the expertise and high quality research when you already have an idea about what you want to specialize in.

    Private school? Nah I went to a state school. I live in Finland though and all schools are state schools here.

    Haha that would be awesome!! They'll regret not taking us
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    If I was predicted A*A*AA and got rejected (with AABB although with circumstances), would actually obtaining A*A*AA (or even A*A*A*A) and then reapplying boost my application? I'm thinking because the cohort next year is going to be entirely based on people's GCSE grades and having those grades might look quite strong.
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    (Original post by auburnstar)
    I know 2 people who got in and about 20 who didn't (not from my school, just in general). The first had A*A*A at A level with 7A*2A GCSE and AAAC AS results (C in drama) and applied for Classics. Second not sure what grades he has but full UMS marks for English A2 and excellent interview according to the feedback. I also know someone with 8A*2A GCSE AAAA AS and A*A*A prediction who didn't get in (to do History).
    Did the successful applicant request for feedback from his college? How did he get it so soon? :O
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    Subject: Maths&cs
    College: Worcester
    Outcomepen offer
    How did you find out: Email
    How do you feel?: Very happy!
 
 
 
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