Oxbridge 2018 offer holder gradesWatch
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Oxford or Cambridge: Oxford
A Level achieved/ predicted: A*AA
Admissions Assessment if applicable: Yes, ELAT: 50
GCSEs: None (international student)
IB achieved: 32/45 (so way below the Oxford requirements, thought that's going to reject me)
Equivalent to A*A*A* predicted in national qualifications (taking them first time)
LNAT: unknown at the time
GCSEs: 2A* 7A 2B
A Level achieved/ predicted: A*A*A
Admissions Assessment if applicable: Yes, TSA: 73.4
Course: Economics and Management
GCSEs: 8A* 3A
A Level achieved/ predicted: A*AAA
Admissions Assessment if applicable: Yes, TSA: 72.1
Course: English Language and Literature
College: Merton College
GCSEs: 10 A* 2A
A Level achieved (on a gap year): A*A*A*A*
Admissions assessment: ELAT 57
And there are Decision Threads in both universities forums with a huge number of current offer holder (and rejectees) academic profiles:
Course: Graduate Law
College: Pembroke College
GCSEs: 5A* 5A
A Level achieved: BBB(b) (with some mitigating circumstances)
Degree: Engineering @ Manchester Uni, MSc @ UCL
Admissions assessment: LNAT - tbc, but was getting c.34 in practices and I think my essay went pretty well.
I hope this goes to show that GCSE's and A-level's aren't the be all and end all - I got an Oxford offer for undergrad with crap AS levels (b, c, d, & e), and only missed out because I didn't deal with my mitigating circumstances properly and get the required A-level grades.
If you do well in entrance tests, write a banging personal statement, and get a great recommendation, then you're in with a chance.
It's about your potential aptitude and your passion; not just how you look on paper.
Course : Engineering Science
College : Christ Church
GCSEs : 1A* 7As 1B 1C
AS Achieved: AAAA
A Level Predicted A*A*A*A*
Admissions Test : Have no idea
I'm kind of surprised I got an offer with my GCSE grades but I guess my application was strong enough
College: Jesus (pooled from King’s)
GCSEs: 4A*, 6A, 1B
IB predictions: 45/45; HL (English L&L, Music, Business) SL (Maths Studies, Spanish, Physics)
Admissions Assessment if applicable: I did one, but we don’t get to know our scores (yet?).
Offer: 41 points with 776 unspecified HLs
College: Newnham College
GCSEs: 10 A* 2A
A Level predicted: A*A*A*A
Admissions assessment: ELAT 56