> anonymous

Application

 Oxford

 Balliol

 Economics and Management

 2016

 offer made

Applicant

 'Asian' A-levels

 pre-qualification

 overseas

 China

 Comprehensive School

National Junior College in Singapore

 yes (9 A*,1 A)

'Asian' A-levels

(predicted A; gained A)

(predicted A; gained A)

(predicted A; gained A)

(predicted A; gained A)

'S' Papers

(predicted Distinction; gained Merit)

Details about the offer

 

yes

yes

yes

Surely Oxford, there is no doubt

 offer met

Decisions about the application

I like the tutorial system, and the history of Oxford. Also, I went for the prestige.

Oxford has the less "pure econs" course like E&M, unlike Cambridge.

I want something Econs, and PPE is more tilted towards politics, which is not my cup of tea.

I have senior here, and it's a great college according to my online search. Like alumni, environment, location etc.

Preparation

yes

Interview

yes

tsa oxford

no

no

no

no

it went quite well :) I managed to answer all the questions correctly (at least I thought so)

Actually I was quite surprised that both Econs and Management questions posted to me were anticipated in a way. And my prior exposure to such questions helped me a lot in getting at the correct answers :)

Differentiation and its application in Economics (cost function in particular)

Game theory

short sleeves and shorts - it's skype anyway... And it's summer in Singapore so I just made myself comfortable

Impressions

didn't went to the actual college sorry

NA

NA

NA

NA

Final stage

Quite confident as I knew I aced the interview

I was quite calm, to inform my parents that "Oh I got in"

Looking back

Definitely!

read widely
Don't take oxbridge too seriously (In fact I didn't really think I could get in, and I was extremely calm in TSA/interview etc.)
can contact me if have question: qu.ao.han97@gmail.com

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