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    Here we have it folks - the Official 2019 Oxford Applicants Thread!

    This thread is in mainly for those looking to apply to the University of Oxford for courses starting in September/October 2019. However, anyone can participate obviously.

    Please feel at liberty to talk about anything Oxford - courses, social life, colleges, admission tests, interviews, the city itself - anything that springs to mind

    To break the ice a little bit, here are a few questions you can answer to start off:

    What did you get at GCSE?

    What A levels are you studying?

    What are your AS grades (if this applies to anyone)?

    What are your target/predicted grades?

    What extracurriculars do you do?

    What course will you be applying for?

    What colleges are you interested in and why?

    Why Oxford and not Cambridge?

    (I know this is early before anyone says, but the Cambridge lot already have theirs so…)



    I guess I’ll have to kick things off:

    What did you get at GCSE? - 988 6A*s 3As; therefore 9A*s and 3As

    What A levels are you studying? - Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Further Maths

    What are your AS grades (if this applies to anyone)? - n/a

    What are your target/predicted grades? - haven’t got them yet, will update once I get my target grades
    Edit: finally got my target grades: I’m targeted AAAA for the end of year 12, personally by the end of year 13 I want minimum 2A* 2A, although I would probs take 1A* and 3As because that’s enough for Oxford med

    What extracurriculars do you do? - not too many: junior prefect(basically a full prefect but without a special tie), student voice rep, science and maths mentor, helping children read, also like going to the gym(I’m not a gym lad unfortunately) and I go to medsoc in my school.

    What course will you be applying for? - Medicine (wish me luck with my death wish)

    What colleges are you interested in and why? - I haven’t had a proper look yet, but Worcester really appeals to me because its just beautiful (also Emma Watson went there so yeah (HP fan here))

    Why Oxford and not Cambridge? - I’m actually not decided yet tbh; I like both but am leaning towards Oxford, however, my GCSE grades probs aren’t good enough for Oxford med, therefore I’m still considering Cambridge. Also, they’re both beautiful and I like the fact that Cambridge is smaller too. However, I still prefer Oxford tbh.

    Tagging @Lemur14 @CoffeeAndPolitics @Sonechka (great banter) to help tag in other people who may want to got Oxford in 2019

    Also @AryanGh
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    A bit early, don't you think? We haven't even had interviews for 2018 yet.
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    (Original post by zq01)
    Also, they’re both beautiful and I like the fact that Cambridge is smaller too.
    The med school is substantially larger, though.
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    What did you get at GCSE? - 1A*, 2A, 5B, 2C (kinda terrible I know but if I do get rejected from Oxbridge I have other options I'm just as happy with. I really like Exeter and Warwick).
    What A levels are you studying? - Biology, Psychology, English Language
    What are your target/predicted grades? - It's been like 6 weeks I have no idea haha
    What extra curriculars do you do? - Radio broadcasting, the Biology society and the Psychology society
    What course will you be applying for? - Biological science
    What colleges are you interested in and why? - I haven't looked at colleges yet, not even sure if I'm definitely going to apply
    Why Oxford and not Cambridge? - I like the Oxford campus waaaaay more than Cambridge and I don't like the Natural Science course at Cambridge
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    (Original post by youyouxue)
    A bit early, don't you think? We haven't even had interviews for 2018 yet.
    The Cambridge applicants have got there’s up for 2019, also the 2018 Oxford thread was created more than a year ago, so earlier than us👍🏾
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    Hi

    I'm very, very likely to be applying to Cambridge but I'm going to post here to see how everyone's getting on over on the dark side xD (and because there is an extremely slight chance that I will apply to Oxford).

    What did you get at GCSE?
    11 A*s (iGCSE maths & English)

    What A levels are you studying?
    Maths, English literature, French, Latin and AS further maths.

    What are your AS grades (if this applies to anyone)?
    Don't have them yet.

    What are your target/predicted grades?
    As above; personal target is as many A*s as I can get (I really just want to meet my offer though).

    What extracurriculars do you do?
    Singing, drama, debating, deputy editor of the school magazine & contributor to an arts magazine, run a seminar series, on the assembly & languages week committees, plus some super-curriculars (essay competitions, public lectures, Olympiads, lots of wider reading).

    What course will you be applying for?
    PPL, specifically linguistics & philosophy.

    What colleges are you interested in and why?
    Magdalen and Somerville; the latter because I went there for a linguistics day and really liked the atmosphere, the former for entirely aesthetic reasons

    Why Oxford and not Cambridge?
    If I applied to Oxford and not Cambridge, it would be entirely because of the course; Cambridge doesn't offer linguistics & philosophy.

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    Very impressive to see this appear so soon after the October 15th deadline for 2018 undergraduate entry has closed!

    We are Brasenose Admissions - an account maintained by Brasenose College outreach and admissions officers and the admissions tutor.
    If you tag us in a post @BrasenoseAdm or even mention "Brasenose", we'll respond if we think we can help.

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    What did you get at GCSE?
    986A*A*A*AAAAAAAB + distinction* in ECDL and A in FSMQ
    What A levels are you studying?
    Maths, further maths, chemistry and computing
    What are your AS grades (if this applies to anyone)?
    Not got them yet as I'm year 12, but we're being entered for both maths and further maths AS in May.
    What are your target/predicted grades?
    We haven't been given any personalised target grades, let alone predicted grades this early, but we get target grades based on our GCSEs and what people achieve with similar grades, which were AAAB (B in maths :rolleyes:), but this was amended to AAAA. I'm sort of ignoring them though...predicted grades are more important to me than targets.
    What extracurriculars do you do?
    Tonnes of drama/musical theatre, some dance, used to do piano but seem to have accidentally stopped that. Hours upon hours of volunteering each week as well :lol:
    What course will you be applying for?
    Maths most likely. Very small possiblity of maths and stats or maths and computer science though.
    What colleges are you interested in and why?
    Seems to change weekly as I look into it more, but I really like Worcester at the moment. Lincoln is also quite up there, I've actually stayed at St Johns before and it's really nice and I love Corpus Christi as well...I like them all :lol:
    Why Oxford and not Cambridge?
    Well...it's gonna be simpler to write a list
    1. If I applied for Cambridge I think I'd get disowned :lol:
    2. We have a long family history with Oxford (both my parents went there, along with 2 of my grandparents and some other relations etc.)
    3. It's a lot nearer, and certainly public transport is easier (only 2 changes, about an hour, maybe 1h15 total, whereas Cambridge is 3-4 changes, around about 3 hours and via London)
    4. I know a lot of people around Oxford, my godmother lives there, as well as others I know less well, but some similarity is good
    5. As I've been to Oxford quite a bit growing up then I know my way around to a certain extent which is always useful (Well I can get between St Johns, the maths institute, Blackwells, G&Ds and St Aldates which basically sums me up...I'm a maths nerd who likes ice cream too much)
    6. As far as my limited research into Cambridge went, I think the Oxford courses suit me better (especially as I'm not sure if I'm applying for straight maths yet)
    7. STEP...let's just say I don't really want to do it...the MAT looks much more managable!
    8. Cambridgers punt from the wrong end (Ok, perhaps that's not a good reason, but it's true!)
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    Hi, guys. I'm CoffeeAndPolitics, the Community Assistant for Study Help and I never noticed this thread until someone drawn my attention to it. I'm currently in Year 12 studying A-Levels in History, Economics and Sociology and I'm going to attend the Cambridge Masterclass for History on 4th November 2017. I'm probably going to end up applying for Cambridge for History & Politics or HSPS.
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    Been waiting for this

    What did you get at GCSE?

    A*A*77AAAA5D (I know those last two really drag them down but my profile is one of, if not, the best contextually. The 5 is in English Language and the D is in German).

    What A levels are you studying?

    Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Psychology.

    What are your AS grades (if this applies to anyone)?

    N/A, but we'll have end of year internal exams.

    What are your target/predicted grades?

    Since it's the beginning of AS, we don't have predicted grades. However, we do have minimum expected grades, which are based on others with GCSEs "similar" to ours. However, they're based on our average GCSE score (mine is only 6.8), so my MEGs are low: Bs in all (B-B-B+B+).

    What extracurriculars do you do?

    I don't really do anything considered as an extra-curricular, but I will be doing work experience/university schemes (I applied to the Cambridge Shadowing Scheme) relevant to my course and I'm looking for a part time job.

    What course will you be applying for?

    Chemistry, unless something changes and I decide to go for Chem Eng, Psychology or Physics (no chance of doing Maths since I can't get into a research career with that).

    What colleges are you interested in and why?

    Brasenose, because its buildings look lovely. I have a soft spot for historical buildings, which is why I love places like Oxford and Cambridge.

    Why Oxford and not Cambridge?

    I hate the idea of doing NatSci. It's essentially like doing A Levels but harder for another two years. I would only apply there if I didn't know what I wanted to do.
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    (Original post by zq01)
    Here we have it folks - the Official 2019 Oxford Applicants Thread!

    This thread is in mainly for those looking to apply to the University of Oxford for courses starting in September/October 2019. However, anyone can participate obviously.

    Please feel at liberty to talk about anything Oxford - courses, social life, colleges, admission tests, interviews, the city itself - anything that springs to mind

    To break the ice a little bit, here are a few questions you can answer to start off:

    What did you get at GCSE?

    What A levels are you studying?

    What are your AS grades (if this applies to anyone)?

    What are your target/predicted grades?

    What extracurriculars do you do?

    What course will you be applying for?

    What colleges are you interested in and why?

    Why Oxford and not Cambridge?

    (I know this is early before anyone says, but the Cambridge lot already have theirs so…)



    I guess I’ll have to kick things off:

    What did you get at GCSE? - 988 6A*s 3As; therefore 9A*s and 3As

    What A levels are you studying? - Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Further Maths

    What are your AS grades (if this applies to anyone)? - n/a

    What are your target/predicted grades? - haven’t got them yet, will update once I get my target grades

    What extracurriculars do you do? - not too many: junior prefect(basically a full prefect but without a special tie), student voice rep, science and maths mentor, helping children read, also like going to the gym(I’m not a gym lad unfortunately) and I go to medsoc in my school.

    What course will you be applying for? - Medicine (wish me luck with my death wish)

    What colleges are you interested in and why? - I haven’t had a proper look yet, but Worcester really appeals to me because its just beautiful (also Emma Watson went there so yeah (HP fan here))

    Why Oxford and not Cambridge? - I’m actually not decided yet tbh; I like both but am leaning towards Oxford, however, my GCSE grades probs aren’t good enough for Oxford med, therefore I’m still considering Cambridge. Also, they’re both beautiful and I like the fact that Cambridge is smaller too. However, I still prefer Oxford tbh.

    Tagging @Lemur14 @CoffeeAndPolitics @Sonechka (great banter) to help tag in other people who may want to got Oxford in 2019

    Also @AryanGh
    1) 10A*s
    2) History, Maths, Politics, English Literature
    3) N/A
    4) N/A
    5) Cadets, school council, tennis.
    6) Philosophy, Politics, Economics
    7) Not sure at the moment
    8) Well course not offered at Cambridge, and just like Oxford better for some reason!
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    What did you get at GCSE?
    11A*s (IGCSE Maths and English) and an A in a FSMQ in Additional Maths (where an A is the highest grade you can get)

    What A levels are you studying?
    Maths, Further Maths, Economics, Psychology

    What course will you be applying for?
    Experimental Psychology

    Why Oxford and not Cambridge?
    I like the campus/buildings of Oxford better, and also the town Course-wise both the Oxford and Cambridge ones sounded interesting, but I like the vibe of Oxford more (idk why XD)
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    What did you get at GCSE?
    I'm an international applicant but my results are the equivalent of 8A* and 2As

    What A levels are you studying?Mathematics, Further Maths, Additional Further Maths and Computer Science

    What are your AS grades (if this applies to anyone)?taking the 3 maths in 2018 so would be applying with 3 full a levels.

    What are your target/predicted grades?Targeting 4A* (we should reach for stars don't we?)

    What extracurriculars do you do?I do various maths and computing competitions here and there. Finished grade 8 in piano too.

    What course will you be applying for?Mathematics and Computer Science.

    What colleges are you interested in and why?Not too sure about this.

    Why Oxford and not Cambridge?Cambridge doesn't have a maths and compsci joint degree.
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    Applying to oriental studies, probably at christ church or wadham.
    Gcses: 5A* 3A2B
    A-levels: A*AAA A(AS Economics)
    Epq, french, spanish, government and politics.
    I'm technically taking two gap years for mental health reasons.
    I plan to resit one exam and do an extra A-level in history. If I apply for oxford next year i'm hoping my grades will look like:
    A*A*A*AA A(AS Economics)
    Can anyone please tell me if I stand a chance with my below average gcses?
    I didn't go to a private school and I do have some extenuating circumstances regarding mental health which I won't go into.
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    (Original post by sophia1928)
    Applying to oriental studies, probably at christ church or wadham.
    Gcses: 5A* 3A2B
    A-levels: A*AAA A(AS Economics)
    Epq, french, spanish, government and politics.
    I'm technically taking two gap years for mental health reasons.
    I plan to resit one exam and do an extra A-level in history. If I apply for oxford next year i'm hoping my grades will look like:
    A*A*A*AA A(AS Economics)
    Can anyone please tell me if I stand a chance with my below average gcses?
    I didn't go to a private school and I do have some extenuating circumstances regarding mental health which I won't go into.
    Tbh, I’m genuinely not sure. Your other stats look really good and your GCSEs aren’t horrendous, they’re still great. Personally, I think you should go for it, and realistically even if you don’t get in, every other university in the country would happily take you, so yeah!
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    (Original post by zq01)
    Tbh, I’m genuinely not sure. Your other stats look really good and your GCSEs aren’t horrendous, they’re still great. Personally, I think you should go for it, and realistically even if you don’t get in, every other university in the country would happily take you, so yeah!
    Thank you. I'm just really worried that i'll be up against people from grammar schools with like 12 A*s at gcse
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    Hey
    I'm considering applying for medicine too!()
    GCSEs: 999, 9A*, 1B (so 12 A* and a B in drama, idk if that will bring me down)
    A Levels: Biology, Chemistry, Physics (and Maths but I'll most probably drop that soon)
    AS: N/A
    Predicted grades: don't have them yet
    Extracurriculars: I used to do a bunch of stuff but then I stopped, I will be doing maths mentoring next term though unless work experience counts?
    Colleges: no idea hahah
    Why Oxford: To be honest I don't really know, partly because the offer is A*AA instead of A*A*A
    I can't believe it's less than a year until we have to apply!
    Good luck everyone
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    (Original post by Polinaa)
    Hey
    I'm considering applying for medicine too!()
    GCSEs: 999, 9A*, 1B (so 12 A* and a B in drama, idk if that will bring me down)
    A Levels: Biology, Chemistry, Physics (and Maths but I'll most probably drop that soon)
    AS: N/A
    Predicted grades: don't have them yet
    Extracurriculars: I used to do a bunch of stuff but then I stopped, I will be doing maths mentoring next term though unless work experience counts?
    Colleges: no idea hahah
    Why Oxford: To be honest I don't really know, partly because the offer is A*AA instead of A*A*A
    I can't believe it's less than a year until we have to apply!
    Good luck everyone
    Wow, I got some competition😂Good luck!!
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    Currently in year 13, and might apply during my gap year

    What did you get at GCSE? 10 A*s and 1 A

    What A levels are you studying? Maths, Biology, Chemistry

    What are your AS grades (if this applies to anyone)? AAAAA

    What are your target/predicted grades? A*AA (hoping to get 3 A*s though, because why not)

    What extracurriculars do you do? Chess, Piano, Badminton, Mentoring GCSE students

    What course will you be applying for? Biological Sciences

    What colleges are you interested in and why? Probably St Annes? I haven't visited any yet, but I've heard good things there.

    Why Oxford and not Cambridge? I applied for natural sciences in this year's admissions cycle, but researching further, I discovered that my passion lies most in biology. However, if I don't get excellent grades this summer, I will probably not take a gap year but do a degree in natural sciences instead.
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    Hi everyone! I've only been on TSR intermittently over the past year but oh well

    What did you get at GCSE?
    9 A* & a 9

    What A levels are you studying?
    Maths, Further Maths, History, Economics

    What are your target/predicted grades?
    4A*s (computer generated based on my GCSE grades, although realistically my goal is at least 3 As in Maths, History & Econ and then a decent pass in FM)

    What extracurriculars do you do?
    Debate club, poetry club, youth parliament, public speaking competitions

    What course will you be applying for?
    History & Economics hopefully (going to the History masterclass at Cambridge in November )

    What colleges are you interested in and why?
    Wadham - good reputation with state school applicants, Magdalen because of the history & St Anne's because I've heard nice things about it from other people who applied there

    Why Oxford and not Cambridge?
    Lower entry requirements, my college has a better track record of sending students to Oxford than Cambridge, the city is a little livelier and my course combination is offered there (History & Politics at Cambridge is tempting though)
 
 
 
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