I am a Year 13 student now studying NCEA level 3 in NZ and my goal is to get a place at Oxford University to read the Geography course there.
I wonder whether or not I should take some scholarship exams to improve my application. The problem is that scholarship results are usually released in February while UK universities typically make their decisions in January, and I was told by my school that predicted results are not usually made for scholarship exams.
I am also considering CIE exams; even though I have emailed some UK universities and was told that NCEA is well recognised and I do not need to do any extra exams to make a competitive application.
Should I still do any of them, or both?