Thanks KB - I thought you'd have an idea.
It's about the same time as her French oral -which she got an A* in, in the mock but which she wants to do to A2 so is working hard for - and it's just before the science papers.
She can take it next year though I suspect she won't want to by then (esp as she is still toying with doing 5 ASs - or hopefully (I think) 4 plus Italian GCSE). The school will let those who started this year finish off and take it if they wish. I will ask about the cashing in thing, though I think she probably will have a shot at Oxbridge, especially now Scotland looking impossible.
Is anyone listening to or have they read The Lessons - by Naomi Alderman, currently on Book at Bedtime. A very good book to give to any aspiring Oxford applicants - or indeed anyone turned down!