Some very good posts in here(Original post by XxxvatxxX)
I was just wondering how lenient Oxbridge are if you do not get like 1 of your grades and miss it? As they aren't the type of university that have any sorts of clearances what happens if you miss a grade? Do they still accept you or just have an empty space at where you could have been?
Haha, it's just something I have always wondered so would be nice to actually know what they do
As has been said, they do very occasionally take in someone who missed the grades (this happened with me!) but these things are highly individual and are judged on a case-by-case basis.
It's not even the case that certain tutors who might be "more forgiving" will always take students who miss the grades in. My college tutor took me in though I'd missed my offer, but the year before and a few years after I started, he refused to take in people who had missed the offer!
So people shouldn't count on Oxford or Cambridge being lenient on this
... and the ones that won't