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    I know it's almost impossible to prepare, but I'm just interested in what questions interviewers at oxford ask for those who want to study undergraduate chemistry (or physics/biology).
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    (Original post by celeritas)
    I know it's almost impossible to prepare, but I'm just interested in what questions interviewers at oxford ask for those who want to study undergraduate chemistry (or physics/biology).
    Visualisation of 3D molecular models when given a molecular formula.
    In addition, rotation, and symmetry of 3D models are all things that have come up in past interviews.
    ie: nothing too hard.
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    Would be there be much on organic reactions and mechanisms? Cause I'm quite weak on that.
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    Thanks for all the replies guys. I feel somewhat more confident.
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    Just wondering if there were any worcester chemists, since thats where i intend to apply. I didn't manage to see any chemists at all at the open day yesterday which was odd.
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    It's official: My interviewer is Peter McFadden, a Jesus engineer.
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    I am informed that there is a passage they will give me to read. Can you give me some examples what kind of passage it will be - related to subject obviously?

    So maybe about a newly synthesised molecule?
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    Do you guys know how long an international interview usually last?

    30 minutes? 1 hour?
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    (Original post by celeritas)
    Do you guys know how long an international interview usually last?

    30 minutes? 1 hour?
    30 minutes for you to read the passage and make any notes, etc if you like. 30 minutes for the actual interview.

    Where are you from?
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    do they only give a passage to read for international students, or is it for home ones too? just curious?
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    I can confirm that Internatinal students get something to read prior to the interview as well.
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    Now there's "Describe this bark." for biological sciences.

    What would be an equivalent question for chemistry?

    Vague question like these please.
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    (Original post by celeritas)
    It's official: My interviewer is Peter McFadden, a Jesus engineer.
    which college d you apply to?
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    (Original post by ralphk)
    which college d you apply to?
    St. Catz. Why?
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    Yes it is.

    My chemistry teacher got really narked with us cos we didn't figure it out! I geuss thats what separates us from the oxbridge folk.
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    (Original post by celeritas)
    St. Catz. Why?
    wondering are you havnig interview in oversea
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    (Original post by ralphk)
    wondering are you havnig interview in oversea
    Yes.
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    Heya,
    How hard is it to get in for chemistry? I know the entry statistics are pretty favourable but does that actually mean their standards are lower? what are the chances for someone whose not a genius?
    thanks :-)
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    At Merton there were 18 applicants. Competition is tough. You must be quite able at three disciplines: organic, inorganic and physical chemistry (including a little mathematics).
    As long as you think fast and can cope with questions you have not met before you should be fine.

    6 got offers.
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    (Original post by chad_ch)
    Heya,
    How hard is it to get in for chemistry? I know the entry statistics are pretty favourable but does that actually mean their standards are lower? what are the chances for someone whose not a genius?
    thanks :-)
    It's more reachable than you think. You don't have to be a genius - most of those who get in don't get Nobel prizes.

    http://www.admissions.ox.ac.uk/courses/chem.shtml
 
 
 
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