Application

 Oxford

 St Hilda’s

 Experimental Psychology

 2009

 offer made

Applicant

 A-levels

 pre-qualification

 home

 N/A

 Comprehensive School

 yes (4 A*,7 A)

A-levels

(NA at AS)

(A at AS; predicted A; gained NA at A2)

(A at AS; predicted A; gained NA at A2)

(A at AS; predicted A; gained NA at A2)

Advanced Extension Awards

(predicted Distinction; gained NA)

YASS Open University- Human Genetics and Health Issues- 10 credits.

Details about the offer

 conditional

A in Biology, A in English Language, A in Psychology

yes

yes

yes

Oxford’s status did it for me. Opens up so many doors.

 grades pending/unknown

Decisions about the application

Reputation
I wanted to see how I would fair.
Teaching excellence

Oxford’s course is more psychology based

I LOVE PSYCHOLOGY! Relevant to every human experience we have!

Lovely atmosphere
Lovely people
Nice location- not in centre, not too far out either.

Preparation

yes

1 mock interview

you can’t revise for it- you’re put into new situations and scenarios.

Interview

yes

TSA

no

no

1 was AWFUL- aggressive and intimidating!
1 was AWESOME- very laid back and chatty!

I had to interpret graphs and apply knowledge to new concepts.

Why psychology?
Devise me an experiment for ‘so and so’

Jeans
Trainers
Jumper with toothpaste on it

Why…decision dice advised me to! (sounds crazy I know!)

Impressions

<3

Very basic, but it’s still Oxford!

Good

Lovely!

Nice, the odd annoying person.

Final stage

I expected rejection so really, I didn’t feel THAT anxious.

I felt shocked and just odd and weird.

Looking back

YES

DON’T PANIC
BE YOURSELF
WORK HARD
DREAM
AND ACHIEVE IT