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sixthform to uni medicine

does one neccessary need to go to a prestigious sixthform like LAE, NCS and brampton manor to be able to go oxford, i,m in year 11, dooing my gcses at the moment and i'm very sure i could get atleast six 9's , one 8 and a 5. i really want to go to oxford is there hope for me
Plenty of folk from 'other schools' get into Oxford.
But there are plenty of other Universities too.
Original post by ayomide 0514
does one neccessary need to go to a prestigious sixthform like LAE, NCS and brampton manor to be able to go oxford, i,m in year 11, dooing my gcses at the moment and i'm very sure i could get atleast six 9's , one 8 and a 5. i really want to go to oxford is there hope for me

Oxford and Cambridge don't care about what sixth form you go to unless they are looking at your GCSE grades/A level grades in context to your school (so if majority of students in your school got high grades and you got low, this would make your application less competitive, and vice versa). Eg they won't look at your sixth form and think "oh they go to brampton lets give them an offer". The only reason so many oxbridge students went to brampton is because brampton happens to get lots of A* students. They clearly have a system as to getting students into oxbridge but, if you ask me, they only let in students of all 9-7s, so of course they are going to produce high grade A level students. But also, as good as it is for you to be thinking about your future, wait until you reach your A levels and adapt to that harder and more demanding work environment before you skip ahead and make big decisions of moving to different sixth forms purely to get into prestigious unis like Oxford, when you might not want that in 2 years, (because schools like brampton are going to be much more demanding and have higher pressure).

In summary it's about YOUR work ethic and YOUR stats, not about the school you go to.
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