# 牛津学姐告诉你，申请牛津有这五大误区，你踩坑了吗？

If applicants have not taken GCSEs or IGCSEs the ranking is based on BMAT score alone. This ranking forms the basis of an initial shortlist. See below for further details as to how the ranking score is calculated.

GCSE并非是被录取者必须的成绩，国内初中成绩有成绩单证明情况下可以替代

As we short-list the same number of people every year, and we use two variables (which carry the same weight), there is no actual cut-off for either BMAT or GCSEs. How well you need to do in the BMAT in order to be short-listed will be entirely dependent on how well every other applicant does, and how well you have done in GCSEs (if you have taken them). A slightly weaker performance at GCSE may be compensated for by a very good BMAT score, and vice-versa.

12月面试被pool, 那肯定没有希望了

The applications of candidates who do not make the initial shortlist are reviewed by tutors, taking into account any individual circumstances - both academic and on-academic - that might indicate that GCSE and/or BMAT performance is likely to have underestimated their potential. Any applicants deemed worthy of further consideration are then reviewed by a cross-college panel, alongside applicants immediately below the initial shortlist. As a result of this process around 40 additional applicants are added to the shortlist.

GCSE performance will be considered within the context of the school at which the GCSEs have been sat (using government data on the percentage of pupils obtaining 5 or more GCSEs at grade A*-C).

Calculation of ranking score:

All applicants are ranked on the basis of the following equation:

Ranking score = 0.74 * normalised BMAT score (40 : 40 : 20) + 0.74 *contextualized GCSE score where (40 : 40 : 20) reflects the weighting given respectively to the three BMAT sections and contextualized GCSE score represents a combination of the number of A* at GCSE and the proportion of GCSE adjusted for school performance.

Where GCSEs were not taken, the BMAT score is ‘doubled-up’ in the equation.

◾同学们，不用太纠结入学公式，上面的例子仅仅只是BMAT考试的标准。

◾更多时候看的是教授的眼缘，所以小编在给同学们辅导面试时候，一再强调，要有表现力，要有热情，但面试时候遇到一个冷眼旁观的教授，也不用害怕，有些教授是本来就是这个性格的。