Application

 Oxford

 Trinity (open application, allocated college)

 Law

 2006

 rejected

Applicant

 A-levels

 pre-qualification

 N/A

 N/A

 Comprehensive School

Non-selective state 11-18 school

 yes (12 A*)

A-levels

(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)

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

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

Other universities

N/A

Decisions about the application

Oxford looked better than Cambridge.

Was allocated this on open offer.

Preparation

no

None at all.

Leave the extra bit on the oxford form blank.

Interview

no

yes

Yes, two History essays.

yes

Yes. I didn’t prepare for them.

1 interview

Asked questions on an ethical nature and also to analyse some statistics.

Dress pants and shirt.

Impressions

Nice

Small room, quite cold

Edible but not great

Not very friendly at all

Nice friendly people

Final stage

Was shocked at first, but then felt ok after about a day.

Looking back

No-never again.

Even though they say no knowledge of law is required, learn something at least.

Don’t have your heart set on oxford or your dream like mine may come crashing down.