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    Hi,
    I'm thinking of applying in the next couple of weeks for Oxford Engineering Science 2018 Entry. I'm from an underperforming state school that's currently in special measures. My GCSE's are 4A*s, 3A's, 2B's and a C and I got 3A's at AS Level (I'm from Wales) in Maths, Physics and Chemistry. I was wondering if these GCSE's and the lack of a 4'th AS Level are good enough for admission and if I have a chance of an interview with a good PAT score.
    Many Thanks,
    Harry.
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    (Original post by BazBing)
    Hi,
    I'm thinking of applying in the next couple of weeks for Oxford Engineering Science 2018 Entry. I'm from an underperforming state school that's currently in special measures. My GCSE's are 4A*s, 3A's, 2B's and a C and I got 3A's at AS Level (I'm from Wales) in Maths, Physics and Chemistry. I was wondering if these GCSE's and the lack of a 4'th AS Level are good enough for admission and if I have a chance of an interview with a good PAT score.
    Many Thanks,
    Harry.
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    Hi Harry - yes absolutely! I have said this a few times today, and want to reiterate it: GCSE's aren't the be all end all!! They are only one aspect of a very holistic application process, and we will consider them in light of contextual data where relevant and possible. We take extenuating circumstances very seriously. It is true that there is an average, and that higher grades at GCSE will help make your application more competitive, but it does not at all mean that you cannot apply or will not get in without that average (I applied for English myself - with some A*s/As and Bs at GCSE's plus extenuating circumstances - nearly didn't apply because I didn't think these would be good enough and simply wouldn't have known I was wrong unless I gave it a shot!)

    placing some more info on how we use contextual data here.

    Also don't worry about not having 4 Alevels - we only offer on the basis of 3.

    With regards to the PAT - do check out this link for a really comprehensive guide on prepping:
    http://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/study-h...itude-test-pat

    Hope that helps and good luck
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    Thank you very much for the reply. I think I will apply and hope for the best!
 
 
 
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