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You could apply to either, although law in itself is competitive and having the grades is only the first rung on the ladder.
Oh ok thank you, also I read some where that igcses are used predominantly in the pre interview process, However in my cas I already have my post 16 results. Is this true or would you say the igcses are used in making the final decision post interview as well?
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Everything will be taken into account I would imagine. I am no admissions expert so am probably the wrong person to ask. I just do the encouragement stuff.
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are there any other reapplicants here?
Yeah!! Im going to reapply for engineering. I feel a lot more confident this round as I’ve had more practice with the admissions test!!
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can I ask which college you applied for?
University College!
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Hi! I’m also an English applicant, you’re the first other one I’ve seen since I first posted to this thread so that’s nice to see! What period(s) of literature is your favourite to study?
Hi! We are few and far between. I've actually since changed my mind and decided to go for Cambridge, mostly because I'm primarily interested in 19th and 20th century literature and Cambridge offers more courses pertaining to that. I also like the idea of studying an American Literature module, which wouldn't be possible at Oxford unfortunately. I might consider it for postgrad though.
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Oxford Mum do you know how many 9's a typical offer holder has at Oxford/ Cambridge law? I have 8× 9s and 4 × 8s and am trying to figure out whether I have a decent chance of getting in?
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Oxford Mum on a similar note, I am applying to PPE and have very unimprssive IGCSEs, 999877BBB. Do you think its worth a shot? Any advice to stand out?
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Oxford Mum do you know how many 9's a typical offer holder has at Oxford/ Cambridge law? I have 8× 9s and 4 × 8s and am trying to figure out whether I have a decent chance of getting in?
I don’t know the stats but there is no differentiation between 8s and 9s, so you are fine for that. (Though this doesn’t necessarily give you a decent chance of getting in - but they will definitely not hinder you)
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Oxford Mum on a similar note, I am applying to PPE and have very unimprssive IGCSEs, 999877BBB. Do you think its worth a shot? Any advice to stand out?
This is one of the most difficult courses to get into Oxford for and is massively oversubscribed. Many, many applicants will end up disappointed and yes, the majority of successful candidates will have impressive GCSE grades - and this is just the start. You will also have to ace the TSA test and the interview.

Please see below the PPE Oxford Demystified chapter, to see how a current Oxford student got in:

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6436380
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Oxford Mum do you know how many 9's a typical offer holder has at Oxford/ Cambridge law? I have 8× 9s and 4 × 8s and am trying to figure out whether I have a decent chance of getting in?
The average person who applies for Oxford law has 5.2 8/9s. The average successful Oxford law offer holder has an average of 8 x 8/9s. As you have 12 (and 8s and 9s are viewed the same) there is no problem applying to either uni.

Having said that, grades are just the start.
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The average person who applies for Oxford law has 5.2 8/9s. The average successful Oxford law offer holder has an average of 8 x 8/9s. As you have 12 (and 8s and 9s are viewed the same) there is no problem applying to either uni.

Having said that, grades are just the start.
thank you so much, my school has filled me with some doubt about my ability to apply so thats slightly reassuring, hope you have a great day and thanks for your advice <3
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thank you so much, my school has filled me with some doubt about my ability to apply so thats slightly reassuring, hope you have a great day and thanks for your advice <3
What is the basis of their doubts? Do they usually have candidates going to Oxbridge.
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Oxford Mum do you know how many 9's a typical offer holder has at Oxford/ Cambridge law? I have 8× 9s and 4 × 8s and am trying to figure out whether I have a decent chance of getting in?
It might be worth you looking at the Faculty’s annual Admissions Report, and see if this helps you.
I was a little confused by the GCSE’s reference at the end though.
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thought that said f maths as in f*ck maths I was about to say yeah!

lmfao ik you probs meant it as further maths x
hahahaha lol

tbf the rate at which these MAT tests are going, I would gladly say f*ck maths lol. But ik they're hard and I need to practise.
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What is the basis of their doubts? Do they usually have candidates going to Oxbridge.
they usually send 3/4 to Oxbridge every year so it's not completely unreasonable I guess.. I know I'll need to achieve good predicted grades this year and that obviously as the application is viewed holistically get the necessary experience for my PS
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they usually send 3/4 to Oxbridge every year so it's not completely unreasonable I guess.. I know I'll need to achieve good predicted grades this year and that obviously as the application is viewed holistically get the necessary experience for my PS
Have you started prepping for Lnat?
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Have you started prepping for Lnat?
I'll be applying in 2022 so not yet. I plan to start prep in January.
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I'll be applying in 2022 so not yet. I plan starting prep in January.
Sorry I watch both threads so got mixed up!You have achieved great grades so if you want to apply do your super curriculars and apply away.I see no reason for school to be discouraging.Was it only one teacher or did you do way better than expected?
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It might be worth you looking at the Faculty’s annual Admissions Report, and see if this helps you.
I was a little confused by the GCSE’s reference at the end though.
i’m going to write a big post regarding gcses, their contextualisation by oxford, and what this means for applicants tomorrow - i’ve been looking at this info for the past 18 months, and i’ve gauged a pretty good idea. a sneak preview to the post, may or may not be how even if you are way below the usual gcse string by a mile, you can still be successful.

a lot of the stuff people will already know, but i hope it’ll help at least a few oxford newbies
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i’m going to write a big post regarding gcses, their contextualisation by oxford, and what this means for applicants tomorrow - i’ve been looking at this info for the past 18 months, and i’ve gauged a pretty good idea. a sneak preview to the post, may or may not be how even if you are way below the usual gcse string by a mile, you can still be successful.

a lot of the stuff people will already know, but i hope it’ll help at least a few oxford newbies
Sounds interesting!
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