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【申请季】G5名校——牛津大学

CrazyAlevel 2019-02-09 00:02:40


说起英国的大学,大家最先想到的一定是牛津剑桥。在很多人眼里,这两所学校是普通人所高攀不起的。牛津大学有记录的授课历史可追溯到1096年,是英语世界中最古老的大学,也是世界上现存第二古老的高等教育机构。培养了众多社会名人,包括了27位英国首相、60位诺贝尔奖得主以及数十位世界各国的皇室成员和政治领袖。2015QS大学排名,牛津大学排名世界第6位。

 




我们先来看看牛津大学对A-level(alevel)成绩的要求。官网对于A-level(alevel)的要求是AAA-A*A*A但是这个仅仅是给的condition的要求,实际上录取的要求可能要更苛刻。对于AP同学来说有三种方式:SATAPSATSATIIACTAPSAT最低要求在2100,写作不低于700,阅读和数学不低于1400ACT最低要求32分。

 

同时,申请不同专业的同学可能需要考不同的考试。

For many courses, you need to take a testor tests as part of your application – see below or check your course page. Youwill need to register separately for any tests, by a set date in October, andcan normally sit them in your school or college, or at a centre near your home.

比如,申请Biomedical Sciences的同学需要考BMAT,申请ChemistryManagement等专业的同学需要考TSA…


 


牛津也有对于Written work的要求,也就是除了UCAS那篇Personal Statement的附加文书,截止日期是1110日,字数限制是2000词。

For many courses, you need to send inwritten work as part of your application - check your course page. You shouldsend something that you have produced as part of your normal school or collegework, which has been marked by a teacher. We would expect each piece of writtenwork to be no more than 2,000 words, and to receive it by 10 November.


那么我们到底要写什么呢?其实就是需要展现你的逻辑思维,语言和写作能力,必须是原创或者从你之前写过的文章里挑选。每一个专业有不同的字数限制但是所有专业都不能超过2000词。

You should send written work thatdemonstrates your analytical, reasoning, language and writing skills, asappropriate for your chosen degree course. It must be original school orcollege work, marked by a teacher, and not re-written or corrected in any way.It may be typed or handwritten – as long as it is legible – and photocopies areacceptable. Individual course pages give more information about the best typeof work to send and how long it should be, but no course will accept worklonger than 2,000 words.

 


根据你的UCAS PSAS成绩,A2预估成绩,Written work,学校会决定是否给你面试。收到面试的同学要做些什么呢?学校很详细地给出了建议:


Think about some basic questions that maybe asked at the beginning of an interview and how you might answer them. Forexample, tutors may ask why you have chosen this particular subject, and whyyou want to study it at Oxford.

首先,准备一些很基础的问题,比如为什么选择这个专业,为什么想在牛津学习?


Read widely around your chosen subject,including newspaper articles, websites, journals, magazines and otherpublications.

然后,要在自己所选专业的领域多阅读多做research因为很可能会被问到。


Take a critical view of ideas and argumentsthat you encounter at school or college, or in the media – think about allsides of any debate.

学会Critical thinking,从不同的方面来思考问题。


Be prepared to show some backgroundknowledge of the subject, if you are applying for a course not normally studiedat school or college, such as Medicine, Law, Biochemistry or Oriental Studies.However, you will not be expected to have a detailed understanding of specificor technical topics. For example, you may be asked what role your subject playsin society.

要有基础的对于自己专业背景的理解,比如学经济的同学要知道基本的经济学以及经济学对于社会的意义,


Re-read your personal statement, and anywritten work that you have submitted, thinking about how you might expand onwhat you wrote.

然后,仔细重新阅读一遍你的PS,看一看有没有自己瞎编的东西自己还不太了解的,比如说自己读了一本书但是实际上还没读。如果在面试上问道对于这本书的看法那就只能自求多福了。

 

其实,牛津的中国A-level(alevel)学生有不少,相对录取难度没有美国最顶尖的学校那么高。但是,牛剑非常注意学校的reputation以及该校之前是否有人被录取。很多时候即便A-level(alevel)成绩非常好,也可能因为学校资历尚浅而被拒绝。其次,申请牛津的人的成绩肯定都不会差,所以PS和面试会显得尤其重要。所以在保证自己有完美成绩的同时,一定要培养自己的语言能力和逻辑思维,因为面试很大一部分决定你能不能被录取。



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