Application

 Oxford

 St Anne’s

 History (Modern)

 2008

 offer made

Applicant

 A-levels

 pre-qualification

 home

 United Kingdom

 Independent – selective

 yes (10 A*)

A-levels

(A at AS (264 UMS))

(A at AS (298 UMS))

(A at AS (270 UMS))

(A at AS (293 UMS))

(A at AS (286 UMS))

Details about the offer

 conditional

A in English Literature, A in English Literature, A in History, A in History, A in Mathematics, A in Mathematics

yes

yes

yes

 grades pending/unknown

Decisions about the application

Nicer atmosphere

Chose Lincoln college originally, was pooled after HAT to St Anne’s

Preparation

yes

Interview

yes

History Aptitude Test

yes

1 essay

no

They went well, tutors were very friendly etc

Suit – more formal

Impressions

Really liked the tutors and the people, but architecturally uninspiring – would have preferred a prettier one…

Good

Excellent

Welcoming, friendly

Down to earth, friendly, ‘normal’!

Final stage

Anxious

Ecstatic

Looking back

Definitely

Put the hard work in and you’re bound to benefit – also, don’t worry if pooled to another college