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    (Original post by nexttime)
    I think Oxford in particular will disagree. Average for accepted medicine applicants was 10.4A*s. Getting like 3As in unrelated subjects would substantially damage your chances - is that not pressure in itself?
    It becomes a matter of prestige, which uni has the most competitive course, highest entrance requirements
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    (Original post by hannah00)
    It becomes a matter of prestige, which uni has the most competitive course, highest entrance requirements
    Not sure how that comment is related? Its very unlikely that Oxford will have a formal requirements for a certain number of 9s at GCSE any time soon. In fact they've specifically stated otherwise in this thread.

    Its also not very true of Oxbridge in general - both could ask for much higher A-level grades than they do.
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    (Original post by hannah00)
    It becomes a matter of prestige, which uni has the most competitive course, highest entrance requirements
    No. GCSE requirements or achievements aren't factored into UCAS tariffs or university rankings (aka prestige).

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    (Original post by nexttime)
    Not sure how that comment is related? Its very unlikely that Oxford will have a formal requirements for a certain number of 9s at GCSE any time soon. In fact they've specifically stated otherwise in this thread.

    Its also not very true of Oxbridge in general - both could ask for much higher A-level grades than they do.
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    No. GCSE requirements or achievements aren't factored into UCAS tariffs or university rankings (aka prestige).

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    I was speaking generally about the trend towards more high achievement grades
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    (Original post by hannah00)
    I was speaking generally about the trend towards more high achievement grades
    Oxford haven't increased A-level requirements (i.e. what matters in university league tables / "prestige"), or GCSE requirements for that matter. Indeed they have stated above they consider 8s & 9s to be the same - there's no increase.
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Oxford haven't increased A-level requirements (i.e. what matters in university league tables / "prestige", or GCSE requirements for that matter. Indeed they have stated above they consider 8s & 9s to be the same - there's no increase.
    Thanks, that's a relief 😅
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    (Original post by Black Water)
    Personally, even if Oxford say that they won't I think that they will.
    I think the difference between straight 8's and 9's will come from the interview and admissions test. Although I must admit I do agree it would be tough to reject someone with essentially 12 A**'s.
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    (Original post by GovernmentEarner)
    I think the difference between straight 8's and 9's will come from the interview and admissions test. Although I must admit I do agree it would be tough to reject someone with essentially 12 A**'s.
    Yeah lol, I get what you mean.
 
 
 
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