Listened to what my Oxford interviewers said about me after I left the room..

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Ok it obviously is against the rules but they were speaking so loudly I could hear them from the other side of the hall...

They were saying all of the candidates' interview scores
Most got a 3, I got a 4 - 4.5
Does a high score basically mean you're likely to get an offer
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Ok it obviously is against the rules but they were speaking so loudly I could hear them from the other side of the hall..
They were saying all of the candidates' interview scores
Most got a 3, I got a 4 - 4.5
Does a high score basically mean you're likely to get an offer
You should have moved away if you could hear. What a terrible thing to do ;(
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Knowing your score in one interview tells you very little as they will be looking at scores from your other interviews as well plus all the other aspects of your application and/or admissions tests. Plus they will be looking at all those aspects of everybody else's applications and interviews (and will have access to the scores of candidates assigned to other colleges).

Would have been better not to listen - especially when you realized they were talking about other people's scores.
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Ok it obviously is against the rules but they were speaking so loudly I could hear them from the other side of the hall...

They were saying all of the candidates' interview scores
Most got a 3, I got a 4 - 4.5
Does a high score basically mean you're likely to get an offer
I'll disagree with some others - if you weren't somewhere you shouldn't have been, hearing what was said isn't bad, IMO.

It sounds encouraging, but you'll have to wait to find out. Good luck.
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Assuming you didn't have your ear pressed up against the door then I don't think you should feel guilty about hearing what was said.
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The highest score they said was a 4.5 so I assumed it was out of 5... If it is out of 10 then all the interviewees did terribly lol. I think it is out of 5 though, at least for my course maybe.
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The highest score they said was a 4.5 so I assumed it was out of 5... If it is out of 10 then all the interviewees did terribly lol. I think it is out of 5 though, at least for my course maybe.
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque..._passthrough=1

^ obviously this is for maths and from 2016, so things may be different. I believe a couple of pages down it says interview is graded from 1-9. However, being higher than other candidates is (very obviously) an advantage.

Hope that’s helpful in some way
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Well. I also eavesdropped and they said I had a 7 or 8?
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If anyone is interested in how they were deciding who to give offers to, they used a lot of statistics e.g their background (how poor they are, type of school etc)
Also, they really cared about each interviewee
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(Original post by Lemon1806)
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque..._passthrough=1

^ obviously this is for maths and from 2016, so things may be different. I believe a couple of pages down it says it is graded from 1-9. However, being higher than other candidates is (very obviously) an advantage.

Hope that’s helpful in some way
I doubt its the same for my course because out of all the interviewees for that course in the college, nobody got past 4.5.. and they were talking a lot about one guy who did really well and he got a 4.5 so... idk
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Ok it obviously is against the rules but they were speaking so loudly I could hear them from the other side of the hall...

They were saying all of the candidates' interview scores
Most got a 3, I got a 4 - 4.5
Does a high score basically mean you're likely to get an offer
That sounds like the overall application score pre-interview, not the interview score. Oxford generally scores interviews from 1 to 9 (with 9 being the best).

Which course was this for?
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That sounds like the overall application score pre-interview, not the interview score. Oxford generally scores interviews from 1 to 9 (with 9 being the best).

Which course was this for?
Chemistry
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Chemistry
The UCAS application is graded from 1 to 5
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque...s_a_2?unfold=1
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throwaway23234 Although according to this...
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque...stry_admission
...at least one college scores 1-5 for Chemistry interviews
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Well. I also eavesdropped and they said I had a 7 or 8?
oh my god, is there a single forum where you're not being annoying
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Ok it obviously is against the rules but they were speaking so loudly I could hear them from the other side of the hall...

They were saying all of the candidates' interview scores
Most got a 3, I got a 4 - 4.5
Does a high score basically mean you're likely to get an offer
Pretty sure its out of 9 or 10...
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it may be they were having some bants about your appearance ?
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Hi, do you know if there exists similar FOI requests for cambridge Maths?
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Hi, do you know if there exists similar FOI requests for cambridge Maths?
search whatdotheyknow.com ! they catalogue many FOI requests.
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(Original post by RuneFreeze)
Hi, do you know if there exists similar FOI requests for cambridge Maths?
Yes whatdotheyknow has loads of Cambridge stuff.

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