Now Oxford certainly don't want students with so much confidence that they think they know more than the tutors because that, of course, is arrogance but a little bit of self-belief can go along way...
So many students don't apply to Oxford because:
They don't think they're clever enough.
They're school tell them they won't get in.
Well number 1, 2 and 3 all applied to me...
I was sure I needed to be an actual genius
My school told me I wouldn't get in for English and that I should apply for Politics.
I was was 100% terrified
But I didn't allow any of those things to actually STOP me from giving it a go.
Let's face it, it's one out of five choices on your UCAS form, so if it all goes pear-shaped you'll hopefully have four other options to fall back on.
If you have the grades and think you'd like Oxford then what to you have to lose?!
Ignore the voice in your head saying 'they won't want me'.
Give it a go!