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    So I was wondering, if you get an offer from Oxford or Cambridge and your A Levels meet the requirement, are you guaranteed a place? Or do you just have to go for an interview?
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    You are not even likely to get an offer and you are certainly not guaranteed a place as there is an interview process where they then look at your outstanding extracurricular activities that are relevant to your subjects and other qualifications related to them. They also look at what type of student you are and make decisions based on the above.
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    Mate, you're not even guaranteed an interview...
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    I don't understand your post.

    You would need to attend an interview before getting an offer. You are not guaranteed to get an offer based on your grades.

    Obviously if you get the grades specified in your offer, then you are guaranteed a place.
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    (Original post by theeetimdoherty)
    So I was wondering, if you get an offer from Oxford or Cambridge and your A Levels meet the requirement, are you guaranteed a place? Or do you just have to go for an interview?
    You are not guaranteed anything.
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    It's a lose-win situation.Mostly lose..........
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    Not really sure what you're asking.

    You apply, and they'll decide if they're going to interview you.
    If your interview goes well, then they may give you a conditional offer (where you get a place, provided you meet the grades they ask for.)
    If you meet those grades, then as long as you have an offer (statistically speaking, unlikely), then yes, you're guaranteed a place.
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    I don't get this post. If you've already had the offer and have been through the interview process then if you get the grades then yes because that's what the offer means. It means they're willing to take you on as long as you meet the requirement grades. The interview comes before you get the offer.
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    (Original post by theeetimdoherty)
    So I was wondering, if you get an offer from Oxford or Cambridge and your A Levels meet the requirement, are you guaranteed a place? Or do you just have to go for an interview?
    No, offers are not made based on just 'A' level grades. There may be entrance exams, assessment of submitted written work, and interviews. Every year a huge number of applicants with (or predicted) grades that meet, or exceed, the entrance requirements, fail to get an offer.

    With that said, if you are on-target to meet the entry requirements, you have a chance. It's only once choice of your five, so you can afford to roll the dice IMO.

    Once you have an offer, you're in if you meet (or exceed) it.
 
 
 
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