Application

 Oxford

 Corpus Christi

 Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)

 2002

 rejected

Applicant

 A-levels

 pre-qualification

 home

 United Kingdom

 Comprehensive School

Non-selective state 11-18 school.

 yes (3 A*,5 A,1 B,2 C)

A-levels

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

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

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

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

Other universities

yes

yes

Offer for Government & Economics at LSE.

Decisions about the application

– Great academic reputation
– Great course in PPE
– Job Prospects
– Location

Only Oxford offered PPE

– Accommodation for three years
– Small
– Good academic reputation

Preparation

yes

I had a mock interview with my Economics teacher.

No.

Interview

no

yes

Politics coursework on voter apathy becasue I enjoyed writing it, though it was of a good standard and could talk freely on it.

yes

Yes, a one hour test for which preparation was impossible.

Three seperate interviews (one for each component of PPE). One tutor per interview. Quite informal, however questioning was intense and they picked up on anything inaccurate I said.

Explain the Japanese banking system What’s good about democracy? Distinguish between left and right wing politics Do we have unlimited wants?

A suit, although I was in the minority.

Impressions

Friendly and Quiet.

Rooms were of decent size and there were network connections in each room.

Good

Very friendly, approachable, down to earth and at the top of their subjects.

Very friendly, laid back.

Final stage

Not surprised but still disappointed.

Looking back

Definatly. It was an extraordinary experience which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Apply even if if you’re not 100% sure that it is what you want.