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Hi! I've been lurking the forums to find other Oxford PPE applicants and I haven't found many in one place so I'm hoping this could be a *congregation point* lol.

My predicted grades will hopefully be at least A*A*A ! I'm really focusing on my personal statement right now as I slacked off over the summer! So far I've read 2 basic into to philosophy books, and half read a couple of the classic economics ones. Struggling with the politics reading tbh, maybe it's just the narrative voice!
I was hoping to have finished my personal statement by tomorrow but it's looking more like a few sections done! Lowkey stressed but I CAN DO IT!!!!!
I haven't decided on what college to apply to yet - I'm finding it hard to really rule any out since you can't really get a feel for them!
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I'm not applying to Oxford, but I'm applying for PPE
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I'm not applying to Oxford, but I'm applying for PPE
We love to hear it! What have you been doing as prep for your PS? And where are you applying?
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Hi, do you mind sharing your GCSE grades. Because I'm also applying to Oxford and my predicted grades, similar to yours, are looking to be A*A*A. However my GCSE grades aren't as good, they're majority 7 grades. I'm stressing about it affecting my application.
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Hi, do you mind sharing your GCSE grades. Because I'm also applying to Oxford and my predicted grades, similar to yours, are looking to be A*A*A. However my GCSE grades aren't as good, they're majority 7 grades. I'm stressing about it affecting my application.
Hey! Yeah - I got nine 9s and an 8 and a 7 so my GCSEs are like, the only thing I'm not concerned about as I'm pretty sure our predicted grades aren't set yet. I think Oxford don't really focus as much on GCSE grades as Cambridge does and your grades are by no means bad, so if all your other stuff is fine I wouldn't worry!
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(Original post by EmRep13)
Hi! I've been lurking the forums to find other Oxford PPE applicants and I haven't found many in one place so I'm hoping this could be a *congregation point* lol.

My predicted grades will hopefully be at least A*A*A ! I'm really focusing on my personal statement right now as I slacked off over the summer! So far I've read 2 basic into to philosophy books, and half read a couple of the classic economics ones. Struggling with the politics reading tbh, maybe it's just the narrative voice!
I was hoping to have finished my personal statement by tomorrow but it's looking more like a few sections done! Lowkey stressed but I CAN DO IT!!!!!
I haven't decided on what college to apply to yet - I'm finding it hard to really rule any out since you can't really get a feel for them!
What A Levels are you doing?

Hoping to apply too, thinking New College
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What A Levels are you doing?

Hoping to apply too, thinking New College
Maths, Econ and Chemistry! I haven't decided on a college yet but i was hearing good things about New! Why did you choose it over the others?
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Maths, Econ and Chemistry! I haven't decided on a college yet but i was hearing good things about New! Why did you choose it over the others?
It's big and old, and on the open day I liked the atmosphere 👍
Have you done your application yet/chosen a college??
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(Original post by EmRep13)
Hi! I've been lurking the forums to find other Oxford PPE applicants and I haven't found many in one place so I'm hoping this could be a *congregation point* lol.

My predicted grades will hopefully be at least A*A*A ! I'm really focusing on my personal statement right now as I slacked off over the summer! So far I've read 2 basic into to philosophy books, and half read a couple of the classic economics ones. Struggling with the politics reading tbh, maybe it's just the narrative voice!
I was hoping to have finished my personal statement by tomorrow but it's looking more like a few sections done! Lowkey stressed but I CAN DO IT!!!!!
I haven't decided on what college to apply to yet - I'm finding it hard to really rule any out since you can't really get a feel for them!
I'm applying to Christ Church for PPE and I'm predicted A* A* A* A/B (not sure on the last one yet)
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(Original post by coffeelogic)
What A Levels are you doing?

Hoping to apply too, thinking New College
That’s what I’m considering too...what are your predicted grades?
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That’s what I’m considering too...what are your predicted grades?
I've already got an A* in maths, predicted A*A*A* for physics, further maths and history. Slightly worried because I haven't done economics... But I've read a lot and done stuff outside of school so hoping that might help 😬

Wbu?
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I'm about to press 'submit' for PPE application, just worried my predicted grades are too low relative to others. Any other IB student applying PPE willing to discuss? I've 7765 HL and 66 SL which may equate to around A*A*AB in A-level terms, but IB is a bit more difficult methinks
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(Original post by joshmogs17)
I'm about to press 'submit' for PPE application, just worried my predicted grades are too low relative to others. Any other IB student applying PPE willing to discuss? I've 7765 HL and 66 SL which may equate to around A*A*AB in A-level terms, but IB is a bit more difficult methinks
How about your EE and TOK bonus points? Generally, as long you're past the minimum score of 39, grades aren't as big a factor to Oxford anymore- your TSA and interview will be much more crucial.
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Anyone applying to Queen's? I'm applying but for deferred entry in 2022 (need to complete mandatory military service in my country first).
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How's everyone's practice for the TSA going? I'm applying to Keble with a deferred entry with predicted grades A*A*AB in History, Politics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics.
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I'm applying to Balliol College PPE. Current predicted grade for IB is 43/45, with 776 for HL subjects (Economics, Global Politics and English Language and Literature), and 776 for SL subjects (Chinese B, Sports Science and Maths AA). Mostly worried about the TSA since I find it really logically challenging and I don't know the exact stats and scores of those who have gotten in PPE
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I'm worried that the TSA is now online. I've been doing some practice papers, and much prefer working on the paper as you can highlight certain answers etc.
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Hey all, just wondering where else you guys are looking to apply? I'm thinking Oxford, Warwick, Exeter, Durham and York but not sure for Exeter/Durham/York just yet.
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Hey all, just wondering where else you guys are looking to apply? I'm thinking Oxford, Warwick, Exeter, Durham and York but not sure for Exeter/Durham/York just yet.
I applied to PPE at Oxford, Warwick, KCL and Durham.
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How's everyone's practice for the TSA going? I'm applying to Keble with a deferred entry with predicted grades A*A*AB in History, Politics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics.
I'm averaging scores of around 80. But I'm more concerned about the essay, because the markscheme doesn't seem as clear-cut.
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