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Just want to see who I'm up against!
I only decided to study music a few weeks ago (before it was Art, but I couldn't find a uni I liked. Then I realised, maybe its the course I don't like.)

Im Predicted A*,D1(A*), A, A in Music, Art, Film and Physics
I got 99999999A*A* in GCSEs
and B in FSMQ admaths
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Wishing you the very best of luck! I'm an Oxford music alumna (2007-2010) :yep: There were a few Oxford muso applicants I think, floating around... :ninja:
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yup I am applying to Oxford for music! lol got 9999998888A* and predicted A*A*A (music, maths, history) and got A in AS French.... does anyone have any tips for the submitted work???
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yup I am applying to Oxford for music! lol got 9999998888A* and predicted A*A*A (music, maths, history) and got A in AS French.... does anyone have any tips for the submitted work???
My main tips would be not to go for a descriptive essay (e.g. analysing a piece of music and just stating what chords/modulations there are at various points), but for a more musicology-type/critical essay that sets out to answer a question. My other top tip is to choose a topic that you'd be confident discussing at the interviews (should you get to that stage!). Written work doesn't always come up in the interviews but just in case it does, it's good to be prepared for that! (I had a whole interview solely on the music essay I submitted! :eek: ) :ninja:
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My main tips would be not to go for a descriptive essay (e.g. analysing a piece of music and just stating what chords/modulations there are at various points), but for a more musicology-type/critical essay that sets out to answer a question. My other top tip is to choose a topic that you'd be confident discussing at the interviews (should you get to that stage!). Written work doesn't always come up in the interviews but just in case it does, it's good to be prepared for that! (I had a whole interview solely on the music essay I submitted! :eek: ) :ninja:
ah okay that's very helpful thanks, so a topic like performance authenticity or something like that instead of one from a level music???
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ah okay that's very helpful thanks, so a topic like performance authenticity or something like that instead of one from a level music???
It's supposed to be an A Level essay but as long as your teacher marks and stamps it or whatever they need to do, Oxford won't really know whether you've written it especially for them :ninja: It's fine to submit an essay from your A Level studies - it's just easier to build interview questions upon a discursive essay rather than one that just rattles off analytical detail, that's all! The main thing is to be confident on the topic
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It's supposed to be an A Level essay but as long as your teacher marks and stamps it or whatever they need to do, Oxford won't really know whether you've written it especially for them :ninja: It's fine to submit an essay from your A Level studies - it's just easier to build interview questions upon a discursive essay rather than one that just rattles off analytical detail, that's all! The main thing is to be confident on the topic
Okay thank you for ur help : ))), do u mind if I ask the topic that u wrote about??
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Okay thank you for ur help : ))), do u mind if I ask the topic that u wrote about??
I submitted an English Lit A2 essay I'd done for homework. The music essay was about Berlioz and his Symphonie Fantastique. The essay question began with a quote from someone about Berlioz being a trailblazer, so the question was about to what extent the quote was accurate (i.e. was Berlioz really that innovative?) :ahee:
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I submitted an English Lit A2 essay I'd done for homework. The music essay was about Berlioz and his Symphonie Fantastique. The essay question began with a quote from someone about Berlioz being a trailblazer, so the question was about to what extent the quote was accurate (i.e. was Berlioz really that innovative?) :ahee:
thank you so much for this is has been hugely helpful
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yup I am applying to Oxford for music! lol got 9999998888A* and predicted A*A*A (music, maths, history) and got A in AS French.... does anyone have any tips for the submitted work???
cool !! best of luck.
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I'm applying to Magdalen for Music too! I got 99999998887 in my GCSE's and I'm predicted A*A*A* in Music, Bio and Chem and an A in EPQ, I also got an A in AS Maths. What instruments do you all play?
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I'm applying to Magdalen for Music too! I got 99999998887 in my GCSE's and I'm predicted A*A*A* in Music, Bio and Chem and an A in EPQ, I also got an A in AS Maths. What instruments do you all play?
hey, my main is piano but i also play flute, bass guitar and sing wbu?
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