How Hard is it to Get Into Oxford University?

6 nov 2020
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In this weeks episode I attempt the Oxford Admissions Test for mathematics. I attempt to learn to pass the exam as quickly as possible. We set the pass mark at 60% (60/100) as applicants who score 60 have a 70% chance of getting an interview.
Thank you to Dr Tom Crawford for his help here. Check out his work:,under%20the%20supervision%20of%20Prof
Want to try the exams for yourself? Here they are, solutions included. (I sat papers 2016 (scored 37) and 2018 (scored 62)):
My name is Mike Boyd and I make videos documenting my process of learning stuff really fast! Subscribe for more upcoming videos and feel free to tell me what you'd like me to learn next in the comments.

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