Application

 Oxford

 Mansfield

 Physics

 2001

 offer made

Applicant

 A-levels

 pre-qualification

 N/A

 N/A

 Grammar School

 yes (7 A,1 B)

A-levels

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

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

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

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

Details about the offer

 conditional

A in Mathematics, A in Physics

A, AA (Mathematics, Physics) + another A in either Chemistry or FM.

yes

N/A

 grades pending/unknown

Decisions about the application

Quality Education .

Oxford seemed to be the place where I want to go .

Preparation

no

Know your Physics and your Maths . It might help you if you have some extra knowledge about the subject(The one that is really not in A-Levels syllabus ).

Interview

no

no

yes

A one hour maths paper which was without a calculator . I just revised stuff from my A-Level Maths .

They telephoned me as I live in Lahore , Pakistan . It never went as smoothly as it should have .

They asked me two questions . One was about electric circuits and the other one was about the tides which I really messed up .

Impressions

Very Friendly

Final stage

They sent an e-mail , so it wasn’t quite as exciting .

Looking back

Yes , because I got an offer .

Go for it .