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What are the differences in the application processes of applying to Cambridge and Oxford? Also, what is the difference between the Medicine course at both Unis or are they both the same type of course in terms of learning/teaching style? What is the difference between their entry requirements?
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I know a bit about their entry requirements. Oxford places more emphasis on GCSEs and is less interview-based, so if you get an interview, you are more likely to get in. Cambridge places more emphasis on A-levels (UMS) and interviews 70-80% of applicants, so it is more interview-based. Both of these universities require the BMAT.
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(Original post by ArcaneMists)
I know a bit about their entry requirements. Oxford places more emphasis on GCSEs and is less interview-based, so if you get an interview, you are more likely to get in. Cambridge places more emphasis on A-levels (UMS) and interviews 70-80% of applicants, so it is more interview-based. Both of these universities require the BMAT.
Do you reckon I can get into Oxford with 6A*s and 5As at GCSE?
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Do you reckon I can get into Oxford with 6A*s and 5As at GCSE?
Cambridge would be easier to get into. Most oxford and Cambridge applicants have 9A*+.
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Do you reckon I can get into Oxford with 6A*s and 5As at GCSE?
The average Oxford medicine applicant has something around an average of 9A*s at GCSE but with that said it's just one part of your application. Remember, if you don't apply you definitely won't get in. Good luck
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Do you reckon I can get into Oxford with 6A*s and 5As at GCSE?
Unless you have significant extenuating circumstances it is not worth applying to Oxford. https://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/me...cal/statistics Apply to Cambridge.

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I know a bit about their entry requirements. Oxford places more emphasis on GCSEs and is less interview-based, so if you get an interview, you are more likely to get in.
This is technically true, however the difference is smaller than you make out. Cambridge interview about 3.2 applicants per place, Oxford about 2.7.

The much larger difference is that Oxford gets about twice as many applicants per place vs Cambridge. Hence why then interview a lower proportion.
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