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    Hello,

    I am a lower sixth student studying, English Literature, History and Economics at an independent school.
    I achieved 4A*s 4As and 2Bs at GCSE, the Bs were in Art and Core science. My predicted Alevel grades are AAA, and i aspire to study PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) at university. I've been looking at institutions such as Warwick, UCL and Royal Holloway- quite a wide spread. However, i was wondering if there was a chance that i could apply, and get an offer, to Oxford. Since i know just how celebrated its PPE course is.
    I also wonder how realistic it is for me to apply for PPE at all, considering I am not taking maths at Alevel.

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    (Original post by ILight)
    Hello,

    I am a lower sixth student studying, English Literature, History and Economics at an independent school.
    I achieved 4A*s 4As and 2Bs at GCSE, the Bs were in Art and Core science. My predicted Alevel grades are AAA, and i aspire to study PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) at university. I've been looking at institutions such as Warwick, UCL and Royal Holloway- quite a wide spread. However, i was wondering if there was a chance that i could apply, and get an offer, to Oxford. Since i know just how celebrated its PPE course is.
    I also wonder how realistic it is for me to apply for PPE at all, considering I am not taking maths at Alevel.

    Thank You
    Only Oxford offer PPE (Cambridge courses are different) but they're clear that while Maths is helpful (and they recommend it at AS level if possible- could you take it next year?) it isn't a requirement: https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/unde...onomics?wssl=1
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    Hello,
    Thank you for the reply, unfortunately It wouldn't be possible for me to take it next year, my school only allows 3 alevels.
    Will this seriously hinder my chances? And what about my GCSE grades , are they nowhere near good enough?
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    It isn't as clear cut as independent school = need to have amazing GCSEs (for Oxford). There are independent schools that actually get quite bad results. Your GCSEs are considered in the context of the quality of your individual school. How do your GCSEs compare with the others at your school?
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    (Original post by T.M. Salamander)
    It isn't as clear cut as independent school = need to have amazing GCSEs (for Oxford). There are independent schools that actually get quite bad results. Your GCSEs are considered in the context of the quality of your individual school. How do your GCSEs compare with the others at your school?
    They're considered good but not great, we had a couple of people with straight A*s and then a couple with 10A*s ,9A*,8A*s etc. I'd say they were in the bottom of the top bracket as about 15 ish people did better than me
 
 
 
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