Originally Posted by pauching
The normal route that I assume is to apply WITHOUT AS results. I believe Taylors/Inti is doing this, where they ask students to apply using AS trial results. So you are actually not using your real result to apply. And all candidates have to sit for the admission test (if the course that you chose requires this test) . Oxford normally invites Most of the candidates (about 70%) for their interview. Bear in mind that the admission test and interview are conducted Before you have your AS and A2 results.
After looking at your performance in the admission test and interview, then only they will decide either to give conditional offer or reject or unconditional offer (very very rare case for those without A-Level results, unless you are Super outstanding). The conditional offer that they give depends on your test and interview performance. That is why I said that admission test and interview are more important. Because there are just to many candidates with predicted/real grades of straight A*.
Read the sentence in red.Clearly it is really hard (i mean almost impossible ,from what i've read) to obtain an unconditional offer letter in Oxbridge or any other top universities in the world, for that matter, when we are only applying using our AS Trials.(Read this thread
).Don't know where does our A2 results comes in in the application.Does anyone know?
I thought that people use the full A-levels result (A2 + AS) or at least AS + A2 Trials , to apply as the deadline is around September preceding the year of entry for Oxbridge.
If we use our AS Trials, it would mean,literally, that we have wasted our opportunity to secure the Unconditional offer
required for PILN 2014.
Why the heck is MOE giving us false hope that we could be able to secure the unconditional offer from these Top 10 or 50 universities? Those January intake batches should have no problem with this but what about July intake batch?
Anyone care to clarify?