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    I am thinking about applying for the Classics course II 2018 entry. I'm nervous about devoting a lot of time on an application because I think my GCSE grades aren't strong enough. I got:

    latin: A*
    geography: A*
    history: A*
    german: A
    english lit: A
    english lang: A
    physics: B
    chemistry: B
    maths: C

    I am doing a levels in history, geography and politics and have predictions of A*A*A

    i would reaaly appreciate if you could give me a straight answer whether you think I would have a chance?
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    Yes, you have a chance. Your GCSEs are fine, better than many successful Oxford applicants.
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    (Original post by lawhopeful17)
    I am thinking about applying for the Classics course II 2018 entry. I'm nervous about devoting a lot of time on an application because I think my GCSE grades aren't strong enough. I got:

    latin: A*
    geography: A*
    history: A*
    german: A
    english lit: A
    english lang: A
    physics: B
    chemistry: B
    maths: C

    I am doing a levels in history, geography and politics and have predictions of A*A*A

    i would reaaly appreciate if you could give me a straight answer whether you think I would have a chance?
    Who knows. Might as well give it a go. Those are high predicted grades, just apply and focus on getting them 'cause it won't be easy and the main difficulty people encounter is not their GCSEs but overinflated predicted grades.
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    People on here have got in with these grades. I think you should apply, especially since Classics is the least competitive course in numbers so you can likely make up for it at intervie

    It's worth mentioning that Cambridge might be a better choice. From what I've recently found out by a google search ( this is for another subject so may be different for Classics) Oxford weigh things ( again this is another subject)

    40% pre interview test
    25% written work
    17.5% contextualised GCSEs
    17.5% UCAS Form

    I'm not sure whether UCAS form includes predicted grades and AS Levels, but even if it did A Levels would still be weighted less than GCSEs I think because the UCAS form also includes personal statement and reference :/ This is just what I think this information means, I know nothing about admissions so you're better of checking with the uni themselves.
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    It depends where you got your GCSEs - was it a prestigious private school or just your average comprehensive. If the former, you'll be at a disadvantage but if you went to a comprehensive then you're in a good position. I don't know if Classics has an aptitude test but if so, that'll be more important anyway (at least to get an interview).
 
 
 
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