Application

 Oxford

 Worcester

 Law

 2008

 offer made

Applicant

 A-levels

 pre-qualification

 home

 United Kingdom

 Independent – non-selective

Although, due to small number of places available, sixth form was selective.

 yes (11 A*)

A-levels

(A at AS (272 UMS))

(A at AS (287 UMS); predicted A; gained A at A2)

(A at AS (300 UMS); predicted A; gained A at A2)

(A at AS (274 UMS); predicted A; gained A at A2)

(A at AS (290 UMS); predicted A; gained A at A2)

Details about the offer

 conditional

AAA

yes

yes

yes

LSE- AAA

 grades pending/unknown

Decisions about the application

In the sixth-form I attend, we are very lucky in that we have almost on Oxbridge style tutorial system of teaching in place. To anyone genuinly wanting to gain a deep understanding of a subject, I suggest that this is the best way of learning. The teaching style at Oxbridge is much less dictatorial and much more open with dialogue. If you come to a different (from the tutor) yet supportable and valid conclusion, it will be valued.

Much easier by train. More going on. Practical issues- not regarding the universities themselves.

Worcester is the prettiest by far! Come to Worcester! To quote our facebook page;

“We have ducks and a lake…enough said…Worcester takes the biscuit.

(Not only that…
…Lord Sainsbury went here=Good food…
AND
…the chap who invented Sky TV went here=Good TV…
…Good food+Good TV=Good times)”

Preparation

yes

I went to an interview prep day held by a company called “Oxbridge Applications”. Although the fee was a bit steep, I found the things that I learnt from the day were very useful and may have been a deciding factor.

Do not listen to anyone who says you cannot prepare! Especially those who say it with regards to law. Read law books like Glanville Williams, A.W.B. Simpson etc. in order to fine-tune a more logical way of thinking that the tutors are looking for. Read newspapers critically. N.B. Try and the find the decisive word(s); the thing on which your opinion on the article/cace/etc. hinges.

Interview

yes

The Kaplan course for LNAT, that I went on, was a complete and utter waste of time. It informed of nothing that couldn’t be gleaned from the LNAT website.
The best way to prepare is to keep practicing examples, doesn’t take a genius to work that one out! There many example books out there and its worthwhile checking out the online example on the LNAT website as this will be the exact format of the test i.e. on screen.