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Is it worth I reapply to Oxford with A Level grades A*AAA, the A* being in history. Last time round I was very unprepared for the HAT, however I feel that with the A2 work, passing the HAT would be easier.
My GCSE grades are 2×A*, 4×A,4×B, (Low for Ox but presumably not an issue now that I have received my a level grades)
My reasons for reapplying to Oxford are my fears that I won't be intellectually challenged enough at my confirmed university, UCL, and that employment prospects won't be as great.
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I think you may be better off applying to Cambridge as they don't put as much emphasis as Oxford on GCSE's.
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Is it worth I reapply to Oxford with A Level grades A*AAA, the A* being in history. Last time round I was very unprepared for the HAT, however I feel that with the A2 work, passing the HAT would be easier.
My GCSE grades are 2×A*, 4×A,4×B, (Low for Ox but presumably not an issue now that I have received my a level grades)
My reasons for reapplying to Oxford are my fears that I won't be intellectually challenged enough at my confirmed university, UCL, and that employment prospects won't be as great.
what makes you think you wont be "intellectually challenged" enough at UCL?
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I think you may be better off applying to Cambridge as they don't put as much emphasis as Oxford on GCSE's.
but they put more emphasis on A-levels and A*AAA is hardly going to blow them away.

cambridge has a higher academic standard than Oxford, so id say this is bad advice. how many people do you know that got rejected by oxford but got into cambridge and vice versa? for me, the latter is more prominent.
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but they put more emphasis on A-levels and A*AAA is hardly going to blow them away.
That's true, I think OP needs to have at least A*A*AA for a decent Cambridge application. But I believe they stand a better chance of getting this than being accepted into Oxford with such low GCSE's.
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what makes you think you wont be "intellectually challenged" enough at UCL?
I was told by people that the amount of work required of you was quite low, perhaps a little more than that at A-Level
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That's true, I think OP needs to have at least A*A*AA for a decent Cambridge application. But I believe they stand a better chance of getting this than being accepted into Oxford with such low GCSE's.
A-levels>GCSE's.

as I mentioned above: how many people do you know who got rejected by oxford but got into cambridge?

maybe he should reapply to oxford or maybe oxbridge isnt for him - at least, as an undergrad.
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Is it worth I reapply to Oxford with A Level grades A*AAA, the A* being in history. Last time round I was very unprepared for the HAT, however I feel that with the A2 work, passing the HAT would be easier.
Oxford will expect you to perform better at the HAT this time round because you are a post A-level candidate.
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