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Hey, I'm 14 and I've had my eyes on becoming an electronics engineer (Though I do want to accrue some software engineering skills as I'd like to use it to my advantage in the field) and I'd like to get into Oxford's course for electronics engineering. Unfortunately, I suffer from OCD and ADHD and am worrying about getting low scores on my GCSEs and A Levels. I already skipped a year forward in most topics which gives me a lot less time to revise, and I'm just scared I'm not getting in, so info on the requirements, and some study tips would be appreciated!!
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(Original post by Nexus_Heathens)
Hey, I'm 14 and I've had my eyes on becoming an electronics engineer (Though I do want to accrue some software engineering skills as I'd like to use it to my advantage in the field) and I'd like to get into Oxford's course for electronics engineering. Unfortunately, I suffer from OCD and ADHD and am worrying about getting low scores on my GCSEs and A Levels. I already skipped a year forward in most topics which gives me a lot less time to revise, and I'm just scared I'm not getting in, so info on the requirements, and some study tips would be appreciated!!
Your 14, just focus on doing well with your current studies. You can evaluate what universities are on the table towards the end of year 12.
Oxford dont offer EEE they do a course called Engineering Science where you do 2 years of all major engineering disciplines & then specialise in 2 for the last 2 years.
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Instead of skipping a year forward you could always do it at the pace you normally would,
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You have lot of time you're just 14, just focus on getting good grades in GCSEs for now and put Oxford at the back of your mind
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If you are worried about getting poor exam results, why on earth are you working a year ahead of your age group to the point that you don't have time to revise? That's a ridiculous situation to put yourself in - you shouldn't be working a year ahead unless you are so far advanced of your peers that you are sure of getting basically perfect grades anyway.

Your best option is probably to take your exams at the expected age. Future-Oxford will not care that you were a year younger than most other people when you got mediocre results. You need to try not to not get mediocre results, not try to make sure you have a good excuse for them.
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(Original post by Nexus_Heathens)
Hey, I'm 14 and I've had my eyes on becoming an electronics engineer (Though I do want to accrue some software engineering skills as I'd like to use it to my advantage in the field) and I'd like to get into Oxford's course for electronics engineering. Unfortunately, I suffer from OCD and ADHD and am worrying about getting low scores on my GCSEs and A Levels. I already skipped a year forward in most topics which gives me a lot less time to revise, and I'm just scared I'm not getting in, so info on the requirements, and some study tips would be appreciated!!
Here are some tips:
1. Start working hard to improve your subjects esp Maths, Core Sciences, Computer Science etc.
2. Start following major engineering institutions on social media e.g. IET, IChemE, IMechE, Science, Nature etc, so you can regular updates on science and engineering topics.
3. Join or participate in science and engineering-related activities in school, if available. You can ask to attend some Sixth Form clubs/societies, if they will allow you.
4. Tell your school that you are interested in Engineering and hope to study at Oxford. Hopefully, they can provide extra support for you.
5. Over the next few years, try to attend an Oxford Summer School, if eligible.
6. Apply for Zero Gravity, when and if you are eligible.
https://www.zerogravity.co.uk
7. Visit Oxford with your family over the next few years, so you can visit Colleges and Departments.
8. Follow the Oxford applicants threads on TSR to keep your motivation up and understand the process.

The above are my personal suggestions. You are quite young to think about uni at all, but I would not want to put you off your goal. Work hard, do well in school and hope for the best. Good luck
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