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Physics at Oxford - can i get in?

Is it still possible to get into Oxford Physics with a B in AS physics, but an A* predicted grade? - am wqrried the AS will ruin my chances
Other circumstances; A's in AS Maths, Further, Econ
Predicted; 3A*, all A* at GCSES

Thanks
(edited 3 weeks ago)
Reply 1
I don’t think you have to disclose your AS results if you don’t want to on your application. Just your predicted grades.
Reply 2
Original post by Lugg13
I don’t think you have to disclose your AS results if you don’t want to on your application. Just your predicted grades.

are you sure? I read elsewhere that Oxford do look at AS results.
Reply 3
Original post by Mr two time
are you sure? I read elsewhere that Oxford do look at AS results.

I mean I’m not sure. But I have heard many people -including teachers- say you don’t have to put them on your application, and hence unis don’t have to know what you got. They will obviously have to know what your forecast grades are, but you sound set for that.
You do have to disclose your AS results. However, your PAT score is 100% more important. Oxford makes calls to interview on 2 things, your PAT score and your contextualised gcse score. If you look at the oxford physics admissions feedback report that they publish each year, they tell you the exact cutoff score you need in your PAT to get called for an interview. So you need to go all out for the PAT, and hope you reach the threshold.

I was called for an interview for oxford last year, it was due to my pat score and my contextualised gcse score.
Reply 5
Original post by Light Arjun
You do have to disclose your AS results. However, your PAT score is 100% more important. Oxford makes calls to interview on 2 things, your PAT score and your contextualised gcse score. If you look at the oxford physics admissions feedback report that they publish each year, they tell you the exact cutoff score you need in your PAT to get called for an interview. So you need to go all out for the PAT, and hope you reach the threshold.
I was called for an interview for oxford last year, it was due to my pat score and my contextualised gcse score.

Ok that encouraging, how much do you think getting a B in AS would dent my chances?
Original post by Mr two time
Ok that encouraging, how much do you think getting a B in AS would dent my chances?

Like I said, it doesn't make any dent.

You being called to an interview at oxford for physics is based on 2 things, your PAT score and your contexualised gcse score. Your as results are not looked at. If you read the oxford physics admissions report, you can see each year the pat score you need to get called for an interview.

Your as results are irrelevant. Start preparing for the PAT
Reply 7
Original post by Light Arjun
Like I said, it doesn't make any dent.
You being called to an interview at oxford for physics is based on 2 things, your PAT score and your contexualised gcse score. Your as results are not looked at. If you read the oxford physics admissions report, you can see each year the pat score you need to get called for an interview.
Your as results are irrelevant. Start preparing for the PAT

Alright, Thanks for that!
Original post by Mr two time
Alright, Thanks for that!

No problem!

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