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Oxbridge Gap year Admissions??

I have heard somewhere that 50% of Oxbridge admissions are fine gap year students. So would it be wise to take a gap year before applying, bearing in mind I will not be able to do anything fancy as I come from a low income background.

Also, is it just me who finds this (if true) to be slightly elitist given that the typical gap year student comes from a wealthy background and has more experiences that can give them the “edge”?
Original post by Anonymous
I have heard somewhere that 50% of Oxbridge admissions are fine gap year students. So would it be wise to take a gap year before applying, bearing in mind I will not be able to do anything fancy as I come from a low income background.

Also, is it just me who finds this (if true) to be slightly elitist given that the typical gap year student comes from a wealthy background and has more experiences that can give them the “edge”?

What are you A-Level subject grades likely to be? If A*AA or more, then you will have a strong possibility of being called for interview at Oxford or Cambridge. Since you will have already got your A-Level certificates.

What are you going to do during your gap year? :s-smilie: It is not recommended for a Maths degree. :smile:
Original post by thegeek888
What are you A-Level subject grades likely to be? If A*AA or more, then you will have a strong possibility of being called for interview at Oxford or Cambridge. Since you will have already got your A-Level certificates.

What are you going to do during your gap year? :s-smilie: It is not recommended for a Maths degree. :smile:

I am actually in Year 12 right now, but I would say A* A* A A, and I want to apply for PPE.
Original post by Anonymous
I am actually in Year 12 right now, but I would say A* A* A A, and I want to apply for PPE.

PPE is requires A-Level Maths, and any other subjects.

Which A-Level subjects? :s-smilie: A*A*AA is good enough, but if the A*'s are in History or Maths, you will be shortlisted for interview for sure. :smile:
Original post by thegeek888
PPE is requires A-Level Maths, and any other subjects.

Which A-Level subjects? :s-smilie: A*A*AA is good enough, but if the A*'s are in History or Maths, you will be shortlisted for interview for sure. :smile:


That was just an estimate as we’ve not received our predicted grades yet. My A-Levels are Maths, Economics, Politics, and Biology. I think I am quite strong in Econ and Politics, but slightly weaker in Bio and Maths.
Original post by Anonymous
That was just an estimate as we’ve not received our predicted grades yet. My A-Levels are Maths, Economics, Politics, and Biology. I think I am quite strong in Econ and Politics, but slightly weaker in Bio and Maths.

That's great. Now all you have to worry about is the TSA and the interviews. :smile:

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