So You Want to Go to Oxbridge

Tell Me About a Banana

Author: Oxbridge Applications Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780955079771

Category:

Page: 320

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This comprehensive guide to Oxford and Cambridge applications is packed full of research-led insights and support for applicants, parents and teachers. Written by Oxbridge-graduates and admissions experts, this guide gives students the guidance they need to excel at every stage of the Oxbridge admissions process.
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So You Want to Go to Oxbridge?

Tell Me About a Banana.

Author: Rachel Spedding,Jane Welsh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780955079726

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 8923

'So You Want To Go To Oxbridge?' is a guide to the real world of Oxbridge admissions. The book covers all parts of the application process - choosing a course, picking a college, the personal statement, submitted work, admissions tests and of course the all important interview.
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So You Want to Go to Oxbridge?

Tell Me About a Banana

Author: Ivo Stourton,Oxbridge Applications

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780955079719

Category: Education

Page: 112

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When all applicants are outstanding on paper, what marks out those who succeed from those who fail? And what exactly are admissions tutors looking for when they ask questions about fruit?Founded by a group of Oxbridge graduates with just these questions in mind, Oxbridge Applications has now helped over 30,000 students apply to Oxbridge and has a success rate of twice the average. Following the great success of the first edition, Oxbridge Applications publishes an improved and updated second edition of the secrets of Oxbridge success:"Why students consider Oxbridge in the first place."How to excel at each hurdle in the selection process - from writing a winning personal statement to planning and incorporating outside reading."What Oxbridge interviews are really like - with real past subject questions."Detailed advice on tackling the psychological and communicational aspects of the interview with numerous tips from successful applicants."The politics of Oxbridge entry"How these two exceptional academic institutions continue to offer the most esteemed higher education in the world.The second edition is also updated to include the recent changes to the Oxbridge admission system.Written in an engaging and humorous style, applicants, parents, teachers, graduates and undergraduates will find this compelling reading. For those who want to find out what really goes on in the Oxbridge selection process from the people who have helped thousands to get where they want to go, this book is for them.
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So You Want to Go to Oxbridge? Tell Me About a Banana

The Expertise & Exuberance of Thousands Who Have Been Through the Process

Author: Ivo Stourton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780955079702

Category: Education

Page: 110

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So You Want To Go To Oxbridge? is a unique guide to the real world of Oxbridge admissions. Oxbridge Applications has helped over 6,000 applicants to Oxford and Cambridge universities and has achieved a success rate of twice the average. Add to this the role of ex-admissions tutors, extensive interview histories and a network of over two hundred Oxbridge graduates who cover all subjects, and you have an organisation that is unique in helping students fulfil their potential. Whilst there are other books on how to get into Oxbridge, none matches the sheer scope and depth of knowledge of So You Want To Go To Oxbridge?, Oxbridge Applications is the only organisation in the world that focuses purely on getting students into Oxbridge and this is the first time it has revealed its secrets in book format. The book covers all parts of the application process - choosing a course, picking a college, the personal statement, submitted work, admissions tests and of course the all important interview. It has real past interview questions for all subjects, insights of successful applicants who have been through the process and inside advice from tutors who used to make the offers.
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English People

The Experience of Teaching and Learning English in British Universities

Author: Colin H. Evans

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780335093618

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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A Discovery of Witches

A Novel

Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101475690

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Book one of the New York Times-bestselling All Souls trilogy—"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight” (People). Now “[a] hot show that’s like Twilight meets Outlander” (Thrillist) streaming on Sundance Now and Shudder, and coming to television this April on AMC and BBC America. Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she adds a scholar's depth to this riveting tale of magic and suspense. The story continues in book two, Shadow of Night, and concludes with The Book of Life.
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So You Want to Go to Medical School?

The Ultimate Guide to U. K. Medical Applications

Author: Dukes Medical Applications

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780955079788

Category:

Page: 260

View: 5717

So You Want to Go to Medical School - The Ultimate Guide to UK Medical Applications is a comprehensive guide for students looking to study medicine at a UK university. Using information from former medical admissions tutors, doctors, and current medical students, this book contains the guidance students need to excel at each stage of the medical admissions process.
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Higher Education And Corporate Realities

Class, Culture And The Decline Of Graduate Careers

Author: Phillip Brown,Richard Scase

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135370591

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 9947

A new approach to the analysis of cultural reproduction focusing on the impact of economic change. The book demonstrates the reinforcement of cultural stereotypes in recruitment caused by interaction between corporate restructuring and the education system.; This book is intended for academics, postgraduates and advanced undergraduates in sociology with an interest in the sociology of work and the sociology of education as well as researchers and students within human resource management and cultural studies.
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So you want to be a Doctor?: The ultimate guide to getting into medical school

Author: Stephan Sanders,Harveer Dev,David Metcalfe

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191015547

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 9653

More people are applying to medical school than ever before, and 'So you want to be a Doctor?' will give you the best head start. It distils the wisdom of over 100 medical students, admissions specialists and doctors, revealing the truth about the medical school application process. This comprehensive guide leads the reader through every stage of the process, from deciding if you want to be a doctor, through to moving to university and coping with the first year at medical school. With a detailed profile for every undergraduate and graduate medical school in the UK, it will help students to choose the best medical school for them. It will also help with the other big decisions that need to be made, such as which A-level subjects to take and whether to apply to Oxbridge. All the essential information is covered, including: BLhow much medical school costs, BLwhat work experience is best, and how to get it, BLcompleting the UCAS form, BLsurviving the UKCAT and BMAT admission tests, BLgetting through the interview. Written by an author team of a medical student, recent graduate and a widely experienced clinician, the book also contains first-hand accounts of students' personal experiences, and advice and information from people on the inside of the admissions process.
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Vanity Fair

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dressmaking

Page: N.A

View: 7633

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So You Want to be a Doctor?

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Into Medical School

Author: Stephan Sanders,Harveer Dev,David Metcalfe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199686866

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 2423

So you want to be a doctor? Second Edition is the essential guide to getting into medical school, with advice on everything from work experience to interview preparation. Medical students and admissions tutors have contributed to profiles of every UK medical school and the book is packed with insider hints and tips you won't find anywhere else.
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Education Policy and Social Class

The Selected Works of Stephen J. Ball

Author: Stephen J. Ball

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415363983

Category: Education

Page: 290

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This book brings together in one place Stephen Ball's key writings. Drawing on over 20 years' work, Professor Ball has selected his most seminal work - from education policy and sociology to his work on education and social class.
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To Miss with Love

Author: Katharine Birbalsingh

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141960868

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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From the whistle-blowing teacher behind the headlines: one inspirational teacher, one extraordinary year, hope and heartbreak on the front lines of an inner-city school, To Miss With Love by Katharine Birbalsingh is the remarkable and eye opening exposé of our education system. A third of teachers leave within their first term on the job. This one wouldn't quit for all the world. Meet Furious - sixteen, handsome and completely out of control. Nothing frightens him and no one can get through to him. Now meet Munchkin - a sweet kid with glasses who's an easy target and needs protecting. Then there's Seething and Deranged, two girls who are brimming with bad attitude; Fifty and Cent, who act like gangsters but are afraid of getting beaten up; and Stoic, a brilliant young mind struggling to survive. In the midst of them all, there is a bodyguard and bouncer, a counsellor and confidante, a young woman whose job it is to motivate and inspire them and somehow keep them out of trouble: their teacher. None will make it through the year unscathed. Some may not even make it at all... Spanning a year of shocking truths and hard-won victories, of fights and phone-thefts, teenage pregnancies and the dreaded OFSTED report, this is the remarkable diary of an inner-city school teacher. Revealing the extraordinary chaos, mismanagement and wrong-thinking that plague our education system, it is a funny, surprising and sometimes heartbreaking journey from the frontlines of the classroom to the heart of modern Britain. 'The constant frustration, the struggle to hold on to your ideals in the face of a broken system - this book is the story of contemporary state education. It's both heart-breaking and inspiring' Toby Young 'Everyone should read this book and do a bit of re-thinking. Straight from the chalk-face - a book which explains why our kids have been failed by State Education' Rod Liddle 'The teacher who laid bare the chaos in the education systems. . . by delivering some brutal home truths. . . articulate and inspirational' Daily Mail 'Charismatic. . . .electrifying. . . This remarkable woman has neatly identified the problem with education' The Times Katharine Birbalsingh is Britain's most outspoken and controversial teacher. Educated at a comprehensive school, she earned a degree in philosophy and modern languages at Oxford university and has taught for over a decade in inner-city schools. To Miss with Love was for several years an anonymous blog that exposed the reality of inner-city schools and the problems with the education system. She now writes regularly for the Telegraph and has given evidence at the Commons select committee for education. Her views have sparked a national debate. www.katharinebirbalsingh.com
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National Service

From Aldershot to Aden: tales from the conscripts, 1946-62

Author: Colin Shindler

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748126007

Category: History

Page: 288

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Permission to speak, Sah! In the aftermath of the Second World War, over two million men were conscripted to serve in Britain's armed services. Some were sent abroad and watched their friends die in combat. Others remained in barracks and painted coal white. But despite delivering such varied experiences, National Service helped to shape the outlook of an entire generation of young British males. Historian Dr Colin Shindler has interviewed a wide range of ex-conscripts, from all backgrounds, across all ranks, and spanning the entire fourteen years that peacetime conscription lasted, and captured their memories in this engrossing book. From them, we experience the tension of a postwar Berlin surrounded by Russians, the exotic heat and colour of Tripoli in 1948, the brief but intense flashpoint of the Suez Crisis, and the fear of the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya. But we also hear about the other end of the scale, the conscripts who didn't make it outside the confines of their barracks, or in one case, beyond his home town. Through these conversations we learn as much about the changing attitudes of servicemen as war became more of a distant memory as we do about the varied nature of their experiences. We see, too, the changing face of British society across these pivotal years, which span everything from the coronation of Elizabeth II, to the birth of rock 'n' roll, to the beginning of the end of the Empire. The stories within these pages are fascinating. And they deserve to be told before they are lost forever.
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Pretty Twisted

Author: Gina Blaxill

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447203143

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Ros has a secret crush on Jonathan. Jonathan is massively hung up on Freya (even after she dumps him). And Freya? Well, Freya is a beautiful enigma. Even more so when she goes missing without a trace . . . PRETTY TWISTED is narrated in alternating chapters by Jonathan (16) and Ros (14) who meet online at a time when things are going sour for Jonathan. His stunning girlfriend, Freya, is away at college and they are growing apart - consequently, he is struggling with his own sense of identity. Ros is also experiencing some problems - one of her friends is dating an older man whose strange behaviour gives Ros cause for concern. Meanwhile, the local news has been reporting some kidnappings of teenage girls. So when Freya dumps Jonathan, then seems to disappear off the face of the earth, he enlists Ros' (somewhat reluctant) help in tracking down the girl he still loves. With danger lurking around every corner, their stories become inextricably linked in a way nobody could have predicted...
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The Way You Look Tonight

Author: Richard Madeley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471112675

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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An absolute monster. A true psychopath. Charming on the outside, empty and cold as ice on the inside. Not until she was 16 did Stella Arnold learn the full truth about her father, how handsome, charming James turned out to be a cold-blooded, psychotic extortionist, racketeer and killer. Knowing now what her father was capable of, she decides to study psychology and the criminal mind, and to further her education in America. In the spring of 1962 she flies to Boston where, being beautiful, bright and fashionably English, she becomes someone of huge fascination and on every invitation list. Then comes an invitation one summer weekend to the home of the Kennedys. Stella quickly becomes part of the inner Kennedy circle as they party through the hot summer nights. Both brothers, JFK and Bobby, make their moves on her but she firmly, charmingly, repels them. Further south, on the Florida Keys, a killer is on the loose. The case, unsolved, begins to rock America, and with her specialist knowledge of psychopaths, Stella is co-opted by the police investigation and prepares to fly south...
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Words of the World

A Global History of the Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Sarah Ogilvie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107021839

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 241

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Most people think of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) as a distinctly British product. Begun in England 150 years ago, it took more than 60 years to complete and, when it was finally finished in 1928, the British prime minister heralded it as a 'national treasure'. It maintained this image throughout the twentieth century, and in 2006 the English public voted it an 'Icon of England', alongside Marmite, Buckingham Palace and the bowler hat. However, this book shows that the dictionary is not as 'British' as we all thought. The linguist and lexicographer, Sarah Ogilvie, combines her insider knowledge and experience with impeccable research to show that the OED is in fact an international product in both its content and its making. She examines the policies and practices of the various editors, applies qualitative and quantitative analysis, and finds new OED archival materials in the form of letters, reports and proofs. She demonstrates that the OED, in its use of readers from all over the world and its coverage of World English, is in fact a global text.
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My Real Children

Author: Jo Walton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472115333

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The day Mark called, Patricia Cowan’s world split in two. The phone call. His question. Her answer. A single word. ‘Yes.’ ‘No.’ It is 2015 and Patricia Cowan is very old. ‘Confused today’ read the notes clipped to the end of her bed. Her childhood, her years at Oxford during the Second World War – those things are solid in her memory. Then that phone call and...her memory splits in two. She was Trish, a housewife and mother of four. She was Pat, a successful travel writer and mother of three. She remembers living her life as both women, so very clearly. Which memory is real – or are both just tricks of time and light? My Real Children is the story of both of Patricia Cowan’s lives – each with its loves and losses, sorrows and triumphs, its possible consequences. It is a novel about how every life means the entire world.
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Every Day Is Like Sunday

Author: Paul Vlitos

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409106721

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A brilliantly funny rallying cry for anyone who has ever had that sinking Sunday night moment... That Sunday feeling... The weekend's over, there's nothing on TV except for the Antiques Roadshow. The only thing you can do is face the fact that the working week is just around the corner. And for Matt Bletch, the working week is not a prospect to be relished. He's moved to middle of nowhere and taken a job at the only school that would have him. Surrounded by social misfits, clowns and psychopaths (and that's just his fellow teachers) he's left his girlfriend, social life and sanity back in London in the hope of earning some cash and maybe even finishing off his novel in the school holidays. Unfortunately, no one told Matt that a year spent in the dead-end town of Buxdon is unlikely to get the creative juices flowing. Walking through town before the first week of term, everything is grey, damp and smells slightly dubious. Will he ever tempt his girlfriend down to stay? Will the kids lynch him? And will Matt survive a year in the place where every day is like Sunday?
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