Application

 Oxford

 Pembroke

 Modern Languages

 2008

 offer made

Applicant

 A-levels

 pre-qualification

 N/A

 United Kingdom

 Comprehensive School

 yes (6 A*,4 A)

A-levels

(A at AS)

(A at AS)

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

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

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

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

Details about the offer

 conditional

A in Classical Civilisation, A in German, A in Philosophy

yes

N/A

 grades pending/unknown

Decisions about the application

Loved the course that was on offer, world class education, beautiful city.

Preferred Oxford in general

Love languages =]

I didn’t, originally applied to Magdalen but got into Pembroke.. sure i’ll love it just as much though!

Preparation

no

Not really no

Do lots of reading around your subject!!

Interview

no

Language grammar tests

no

2 pieces for each language

no

no

they were quite informal really but some tough questions

Something smart, but that I felt comfortable in – lots of people didn’t wear smart clothes but I felt I should, didn’t want to be too smart though.

Impressions

Looked really pretty although haven’t seen it properly yet

Final stage

Waiting was the worst part!

I got a letter explaining that I had a place and then further information to send back to the college

Looking back

of course!

Go for it! 🙂