Hi Barnaby, if you go back onto the 1st page of the ‘University of Oxford 2023 Undergraduate Applicants Official Thread’ you will see azby1098’s post #9 (posted below), and his subsequent post #11, also on the 1st page of the above mentioned thread. Hope this helps you and OP. I haven’t tagged him in here, as it’s currently the last week of Hilary term and he might be somewhat busy. He’s a current fresher at St Catz, and has shared his experience of reapplication after taking a gap year.
Hi all! I’m on my gap year at the moment but will be studying Geography at St Catz in October. I reapplied in my gap year after being rejected pre-interview and helped to run the Oxford 2022 thread and managed the spreadsheets.
If anyone has any questions about applying generally, Geography, St Catz, reapplying, applying in a gap year etc or anything Oxford related let me know i’m happy to help. After 3 years of considering Oxford and Cambridge through my gap year and throughout Sixth form I’ve gained bits of knowledge about applying (for other subjects too) so let me know if I can be of use!