I’ve applied to Oxford for PPE (and recently been offered an interview), and am also applying to Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania in the US.
Whilst my grades are as good as they could be, with 12A* and equivalent at GCSE, AAA*A predicted A levels (including Further Mathematics, a rather rigorous course, hence the A prediction), my US standardised test scores are okay but not fantastic.
These tests, in my opinion, measure nothing more than how much you prepare for them (which I didn’t do an awful lot of!), and how quickly you can work in very time intensive conditions. I’m taking the December SAT, which I understand is less time pressured, and have been working relatively hard to prepare.
I still expect to achieve somewhere between 1490-1530, no better. On the TSA, on the other hand, I tend to perform rather well, as it, unlike the SAT and ACT, measures critical thinking skills, how logically you think, and intelligence.
So to make up for any deficiencies in US test scores, could I submit my Oxford TSA score after it comes out in January (provided it’s 70+)?