Application

 Oxford

 Brasenose

 Medicine

 2008

 offer made

Applicant

 A-levels

 pre-qualification

 home

 China

 Grammar School

 yes (11 A*)

A-levels

(A at AS)

(A at AS)

(A at AS)

(A at AS)

(NA at AS)

(A at AS)

Advanced Extension Awards

(predicted Distinction; gained NA)

UMS were generally average, scraped A’s.
Had to do BMAT was well –
Section 1 – 6.4
Section 2 – 5.8
Section 3 – 6

Details about the offer

 conditional

AAA

yes

yes

N/A

 grades pending/unknown

Decisions about the application

Reputation and tutorial system.
Oxbridge isn’t the best for medicine.

Oxford don’t look at UMS

Always had a desire to study Medicine.

It took the most number of medics per year. Although this isn’t necessarily a good thing cos it was the most oversuscribed college for medicine this year.

Preparation

yes

Mock interviews and some reading material. Also helped out with the BMAT a little.

Don’t try and play the stats, just apply to the college you like.

Interview

yes

no

no

They were mainly academic with a couple of ethical questions. Not much was asked about personality or personal statement – infact, only got asked one question on it in four interviews.

Cell signalling and immunology was asked a lot in terms of academic questions. Had to analyse a graph and describe a random object given to me.

Suit – to look professional

Impressions

Very nice archetecture and location.

Didn’t stay at the college so couldn’t say

Legendary. Very pleasant and chatty.

Nice and friendly, although mostly southerners and quite posh.