Application

 Oxford

 Keble

 Law with Law Studies in Europe

 2009

 offer made

Applicant

 A-levels

 pre-qualification

 home

 United Kingdom

 Comprehensive School

 yes (9 A*,1 B)

A-levels

(A at AS (281 UMS); predicted A; gained NA at A2)

(A at AS (275 UMS); predicted A; gained NA at A2)

(A at AS (270 UMS); predicted A; gained NA at A2)

(A at AS (243 UMS); predicted A; gained NA at A2)

Details about the offer

 conditional

A in German

AAB

yes

N/A

 grades pending/unknown

Decisions about the application

Fantastic educational standards, chance to gain a deep knowledge of your subject in a personal environment.

Visited Oxford and loved it, also read about the course in the prospectus and thought this is for me.

I want to become bilingual and continuing my German is very important to me, however I did not wish to spend a significant amoung of time doing lierature, as this is not something I enjoy analysing. Law looked very interesting and after work experience in a solicitors office I decided that it was something that interested me. Being able to combine Law with German law is perfect for me!

Keble college looked nice in the pictures, facilities were good, lots of ensuite bathrooms. Was very pleased with this choice when I went for intervew, as the people were really friendly and it made staying at Kebel a great experience.

Preparation

yes

I was given a mock interview by the head of sixth form and a careers lady came to speak with oxbridge applicants, however the mock questions were nothing like those that were asked at interview.

For law, just relax, interview questions are hypothetical, too much preparation and your probably wasting your time. Make sure you have read what you said you have.

Interview

yes

no

no

The German language test went horribly and I though afterwards that I lost my chance of getting in. However the Law interviews I thought went very well.

Hypothetical questions were asked to gage your methods of arguing.

Impressions

College was lovely. Everyone was really friendly and I enjoyed speaking to first years and other candidates that were there. The accomodation was also good with large rooms and I had an ensuite bathroom.

My room was large, had a walk in wardrobe area leading to an ensuite, was very impressed.

Food was very nice

The tutors interviewing were very friendly and tried to get the best from you at interview.

Very friendly, nice and not at all “snobby” as the sterotype of Oxford states.

Final stage

I thought I had messed up my chance with the German language test and feel I lived a comparatively normal life to most people who I knew were waiting.

When I saw the post arrive on the 23th of December I knew I was supposed to find out before christmas, so I dived for the post opened my letter and cried (I actually did a little) with joy when I saw that I was to be offered a place.

Looking back

Yes

Go for it, it’s a great opportunity and if you want it you should go for it!