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So I'm new here lol but i've been looking on the oxford applicants 2021 page in particular and recently i've noticed a fair few people who have recieved a levels this year, applying for 2021 entry. They have very good a levels which tbh i expect if they are applying to oxford but i'm worried because if oxford are already deferring a lot of people and this year there are a higher proportion of people with very good grades due to the grading system, is anyone else worried about extra competition? Like will oxford prefer 2020 students who already have their grades to 2021 students who might not get their grades due to missing a lot of school? And how much harder will it be to get in? like i'm just so worried because i've worked so hard for this and continue to do so but i feel like our year is at a disadvantage which hasn't even been acknowledged by any university!
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Oxford *might* have a preference for those who already obtained their A-levels, but it will mostly come down to your performance at the interviews (and tests). In any case, there is nothing you can do about it - so focus on doing your best.
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maybe @Oxford Mum can help
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(Original post by bacter1a)
maybe @Oxford Mum can help
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The competition for 2021 entry to universities, especially at Oxford or Cambridge I suspect will be at an all time high this year. You’ll have the current year 13 starting September this year, as well as many gap year / resit / year off applicants due to the impact of coronavirus and the grade allocation system this year. More people have higher grades and might feel they could apply to “better” universities, as well as many international students that are
unable to travel to the U.K. this year due to border closures / immigration and the virus. It will be very tough competition, though the interview process is likely to weed out lots of people as usual. You can only do your best though, focus on your application and yourself.
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