Biology Degree at OxfordWatch
I am considering Biology at Oxford and have been predicted 3 A*s however my I don't think that my GCSE grades are particularly strong ( 2 x6s, 6x 7s and 1 x8). However these were achieved when GCSEs were cancelled. Do you think that they are high enough for oxford?
Thanks for your help
The previous year, 34 applicants with one A* or fewer at GCSE level were interviewed (excluding applicants who hadn't done any GCSEs) . Of these, 9 got an offer. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque...admission_st_2
The other caveat is that these years were prior to the restructuring of the Oxford course - there's now an optional MBiol year, as you probably know, but I have no idea whteher that's altered the way they assess applications. Predicting whether someone will get into Oxbridge is always a guessing game. Most applicants to either don't get in anyway. The most important thing is to apply to whichever course and city feels like the best fit for you. The happier you are, the better the whole experience - and the easier it is to fulfil your potential.
Check out FOIs, and though I do not know specifically about this course I would say they aren't high enough for oxford without significant extenuating circumstances (I think around 8 A* rings a bell). I would recommend looking into Cambridge instead, who put less emphasis on GCSEs.