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    Hello,

    I know this is quite specific information but does anyone have any idea about:

    What are the average GCSE grades for an applicant to Classical Archaeology and Ancient History?
    What about successful applicants?
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    Because its a less popular course, less information is available. If you really want to find out, make a freedom of information request (https://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/compliance/foi/).

    On average, I think some schools prefer their Oxbridge candidates to have 6+ GCSE A*s. But remember, the system is personalised.
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    I know it's a different course, but for history stats last year were as follows:

    > Avg. for all applicants (no. of A*s at GCSE): 6.28
    > Avg. for summoned applicants: 7.12
    > Avg. for placed applicants: 7.86
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    Wondering the same thing. But for comparison my GCSEs were 1 A*, 2As, 5Bs and a C. Not bad but definitely not fantastic/typical for Oxbridge. But I got an A at AS Ancient History and I'm predicted A*A*A with an A* in EPQ, hence why I'm applying.
    I'm also applying to St John's
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    (Original post by ChickenFillet2.0)
    I know it's a different course, but for history stats last year were as follows:

    > Avg. for all applicants (no. of A*s at GCSE): 6.28
    > Avg. for summoned applicants: 7.12
    > Avg. for placed applicants: 7.86
    Bear in mind History is considerably more popular and less "niche" than CAAH, so there is probably a more volatility in the averages for a CAAH applicants.

    The submitted written works will probably be important in shortlisting, and may help ameliorate lower GCSE profiles. However it does note on the department website that "poor results in official examinations, especially GCSE" can be a criteria for disqualification from the shortlist. Exactly what and how they define "poor results" however is difficult to say, so...
 
 
 
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