I am currently studying NCEA level 3 in NZ and expected to get good grades.
I am considering whether or not I should take a few scholarship exams to improve my application to some UK universities, especially Oxbridge. However, the NCEA 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 including Oxford 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 one of them (Scholarships and CIE) or both?