I've been thinking about applying to Oxford (might as well give it a go) and have come across their page on how they use Contextual Data, here: https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/unde...al-data?wssl=1.
Now, further down it says:
"Where an applicant is predicted to achieve the grades, and in certain cases subject (s) required to meet the standard conditional offer for a place at Oxford and performs to an appropriate standard in any required pre-interview admissions test, a candidate will be strongly recommended for interview if
- They have received a contextual flag for at least one prior education measure
- They have received a contextual flag for at least one postcode measure "
This is probably a stupid question as the answer, I suppose, is pretty much right in front of my eyes, but is it that a candidate must receive flags for BOTH prior education AND postcode in order for an interview to be strongly recommended?
The reason I ask is because I attended a pretty awful high school in which the GCSE results were way below average (and still managed to come out with reasonable grades). But! I live in a much more affluent area than the place I went to school, and it definitely wouldn't trigger a "flag".
I think this is just wishful thinking on my part, and I probably would have to trigger both of them.. but could anyone clarify this for me just so I know for sure? It seems kinda unfair that even though my school massively under-performed on average, something as seemingly educationally-unimportant as where I grew up could completely negate this fact.
Thanksss in advanceee
Claims damages because he didn't get a first