Originally Posted by Tigerle
Not sure about Cambridge international exams but the same problem has cropped up with regular A-levels where almost 30% of students received As, so they had to introduce a new A* grade. Which 8,6% of students achieve.
So Oxford and Cambridge colleges receive more applicants with nothing but A grades than they have places, too.

Are there other standard exams that places like Cambridge and Oxford use which may differentiate among those top 8.6%?

I see TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment) but it has to be taken at the (Cambridge in-person) interview.


ETA: TSA seems to be Cambridge specific, and only for some disciplines.

Last edited by arlen1; 09/16/14 11:28 AM.