Current Affairs

BREAKING: Government U-turn on admissions policy

The government has today announced a U-turn in its assessment policy for A-Levels and GCSEs in England, following several days of outrage from students, parents and teachers alike. Pupils’ grades will now be based on teacher assessments alone, with exams regulator Ofqual confirming that the controversial algorithm has been scrapped. The news comes as more Read More…

Current Affairs

In or out? Oxford colleges split over A-Levels admissions policy

“It’s the morally right thing to do.” These were the words of Worcester College Admissions tutor, Professor Laura Ashe, speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. The college was the first to announce that they would respect all offers made to students, irrespective of whether they had been downgraded by the A-Levels algorithm which has Read More…

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Oxford confirms that 2020 admissions interviews will not take place in person

The University of Oxford has confirmed its plans to cancel interviews for prospective applicants due to take place in person in December this year. Instead, interviews will be moved online – and questions remain about the timing of the interview process itself, which usually takes place in the first half of December. The decision has Read More…

Interviews Opinion

18 Oxford offer-holders share their thoughts on the uncertainty caused by COVID-19

With the cancellation of A-level exams and the ongoing lockdown that continues to mandate social distancing rules, the coronavirus pandemic has made this one of the strangest periods in history to have an offer from Oxford. With all the nervousness, excitement, and chaos that is ensuing, we asked 18 University of Oxford offer-holders to share Read More…

Current Affairs

Oxford University delays publishing diversity data

Oxford University has delayed publishing diversity breakdowns of admissions data because of ‘world events’, HuffPost UK has revealed. In an email, circulated internally to staff on Wednesday afternoon, university leadership said that they “feel strongly that this is not the right time to share our data”. The data, which is released each year after the Read More…