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    It's 6%, is this good or bad?

    EDIT: i mean 6% not 3%....
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    (Original post by shyfactor)
    It's 6%, is this good or bad?

    EDIT: i mean 6% not 3%....
    Where does it say it has a 6% acceptance rate? Does this mean 6% of the students it offers to Oxbridge get accepted (not very good...), or 6% of all of Y13 get accepted by Oxbridge? In which case that's "good".

    But what is the context of your question? For example, it can be in your favour to be applying from a school with a "poor" Oxbridge success rate (i.e. less than than five successful Oxbridge applicants over the last five years).
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    Where does it say it has a 6% acceptance rate? Does this mean 6% of the students it offers to Oxbridge get accepted (not very good...), or 6% of all of Y13 get accepted by Oxbridge? In which case that's "good".

    But what is the context of your question? For example, it can be in your favour to be applying from a school with a "poor" Oxbridge success rate (i.e. less than than five successful Oxbridge applicants over the last five years).
    sorry I mean 6% of year 13 get into oxbridge. theres about 30-50 in y13. it just doesnt sound like a very high percentage
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    (Original post by shyfactor)
    sorry I mean 6% of year 13 get into oxbridge. theres about 30-50 in y13. it just doesnt sound like a very high percentage
    Trust me, that's a lot. Most schools have less than 4 or 5 per year.

    You can see individual schools' "success rates" for Cambridge here:
    http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.a...2016_cycle.pdf

    It will be a similar profile for Oxford.
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Trust me, that's a lot. Most schools have less than 4 or 5 per year.

    You can see individual schools' "success rates" for Cambridge here:
    http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.a...2016_cycle.pdf

    It will be a similar profile for Oxford.
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    so would these schools be considered low?
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    (Original post by shyfactor)
    10034 Heathfield School, Berkshire SL5 8BQ Independent <3 <3 <3
    10038 St Georges School, Ascot SL5 7DZ Independent <3 <3 <3

    so would these schools be considered low?
    I suspect they would be considered typical.

    Again, in what context are you asking about "low".
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    (Original post by shyfactor)
    10034 Heathfield School, Berkshire SL5 8BQ Independent <3 <3 <3 10038 St Georges School, Ascot SL5 7DZ Independent <3 <3 <3

    so would these schools be considered low?
    To my knowledge, you'll only not get a contextual 'flag' for the part of where they look to see if less than 5 people are sent to Oxbridge in the last 5 years. You could still get a flag for the context of your GCSE school though. To be honest it really won't put you at any disadvantage without a flag, if anything it will help you (assuming your school has a good Oxbridge program/support).
 
 
 

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