So the answer WAS 27? Freaking awesome. I didn't have time to think that one through properly (the last set of ten was a lot more time consuming than the first 40, so I mismanaged time a little, ending up having to make educated guesses on this one and another), so I took the two reasonable ones (27 and 28) and went for 27, just on the offchance it was one of those tricks where 28 is a nice even number and easy to get answer, but because they start on their left foot or something, it's actually 27.
Oh, and I hadn't done A in ages.
International applicants had different essays. International was: Advertisements, Fear (how much do you agree with a statement about it), Patriotism (how much do you agree with a statement about it).
I'm looking forward to the interview. Whether I get in or not, it'll be nice to stop worrying about Oxford (got enough to worry about in the IB to be honest). Going to send my work off soon, one of the essays is a bit poor (if we could modify them, I would make so many changes!), but I'm happy with the other.