it was a director of studies at another, bigger public school than mine.
i come from a 'minor' public school, so does this mean i expect straight A*s? anyway, i thought they werent allowed to see which school you came from? if it makes a difference, i was one A* off the top grades in my year at my school.
my two a-grades were for history and eng lit. which i feel i could have got A*s in, had i not screwed up eg: i answered the wrong question on my history paper. i got A*s in all my coursework and i want to take these subjects to A-level, but would not getting an A* in these at GCSE be a disadvantage? im more confident of getting higher grades in these subjects than say maths, which somehow i ended up getting an A* for. until the exam i was doing very well in these subjects and was near the top of my year.
i do debating, public speaking, learn an instrument (grade 5), d of e bronze and silver, and im in various choirs. my teachers seem to think id be good candidate for oxbridge, but in reality, is this enough?