Application

 Oxford

 Brasenose

 Mathematics

 2008

 offer made

Applicant

 A-levels

 pre-qualification

 home

 N/A

 Comprehensive School

Local comp for GCSE’s then a state run post 16 college for A levels.

 yes (5 A*,5 A,2 B,1 C)

A-levels

(A at AS (247 UMS); predicted A; gained NA at A2)

(A at AS (299 UMS); predicted A; gained NA at A2)

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

(A at AS (286 UMS); predicted A; gained NA at A2)

Advanced Extension Awards

(predicted NA; gained NA)

Biology was acctually Human Biology, also I’ll be taking a STEP paper or two in the summer, I just don’t know which yet.

Details about the offer

 conditional

A in Mathematics, A in Mathematics (Further)

AAAA

yes

no

 grades pending/unknown

Decisions about the application

Oxford is closer, larger city, got the feeling the Maths students would be more like me, thought my chances may be a bit better too.

No choice really, it’s what like and am best at.

Open day seemed really friendly, right in the centre too.

Preparation

yes

Extra Maths once a week for a term.

Interview

yes

MAT test.

no

no

Enjoyable, just the usual prompting/silly mistakes.

Some questions around sketching and integrating sin(1/x), and in another a first order differential exquation which I can’t remember.

Normal college stuff.

Impressions

Really nice, friendly and most of them normal which was good.

Final stage

Not too bad, was worse waiting for Interview notification, just kept in mind I had a 1/3 or 1/4 chance by then, so don’t get too hopeful.

A bit hollow, happy I got an offer, but alot of friends from college + interviews didn’t which sucked.

Looking back

Yeh.