Application

 Oxford

 Keble

 Physics

 2008

 offer made

Applicant

 A-levels

 pre-qualification

 home

 United Kingdom

 Grammar School

 yes (4 A*,2 A,4 B)

A-levels

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

(C at AS; predicted NA; 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)

Advanced Extension Awards

(predicted NA; gained Distinction)

Details about the offer

 conditional

A in Mathematics, A in Mathematics (Further), A in Physics

yes

N/A

 grades pending/unknown

Decisions about the application

Reputation, quality of education.

I only wanted to do straight physics.

It was the only one I was interested in.

Very close to the department, has the highest intake for physics, lovely gothic architecture.

Preparation

yes

One practise 15 min interview.

Memorise a-level material in the slim hope that it’ll come up. Prepare answers for anything you mentioned in your ps.

Interview

yes

PAT, 2 hour test, very important in determining abled candidates.

no

no

An emotional rollercoaster.

Suit: look smart, good first impression.

Impressions

Friendly, helpful people. Good food.

Final stage

Call came 3 days after interviews finished, not long enough to get nervous.