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Application

 Oxford

 St Hilda's

 Physics and Philosophy

 2006

 rejected

Applicant

 A-levels

 pre-qualification

 home

 United Kingdom

 Grammar School

 yes (7 A*,2 A,1 B)

A-levels

(A at AS)

(NA at AS)

(A at AS)

(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 NA)

Other universities

yes

yes

Will be going to Imperial to do theoretical physics

Decisions about the application

Mainly for the tradition and pure snobbery, and the course seemed ideal

Only Ox offered phy/phil

Good balance between arts and science, I had (still have) trouble committing myself to one or the other.

Originally applied to Balliol - it looked nice! Reallocated to St. Hilda's.

Preparation

yes

A few maths sessions that were mainly aimed at those applying for maths so they involved using proofs rather than testing methods.

Do a full further maths A level. You will fnd the admissions test significantly easier!

Interview

yes

These were harder than the practice paper suggested. Try and get hold of questions outside the A level syllabus.

yes

no

5 in total. 3 (2 philosophy, 1 physics) went well. The other two (maths and physics) I bombed.

Physics: Kepler's law, electric fields, SHM
Maths: differential equations

Impressions

Nice, but not as nice as the older ones - a distinct lack of Hogwarts-esque hall!

Average.

Overall nice

Friendly

Looking back

Yes, but I would have actually worked for it.

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