Top universities offer places to our pupils

Oxbridge candidates

Congratulations to our upper sixth as they celebrate offers from prestigious institutions across the country, including seven places at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

The following girls and boys are delighted with their offers from Oxford:

Dan Blears – Biochemistry at Trinity College
Meredith Ellis – Mathematics at Oriel College
Matty Hughes – Chemistry at Hertford College
Ben Oldfield – French and Philosophy at St Hilda’s College
Tasmin Ray – Chemistry at Lady Margaret Hall
Will Spence – PPE (open offer)

And from Cambridge:

Jenny Johnson – English at Selwyn College

Leading universities

Head of sixth form Mrs Jo White said:

So far this year, we have had a fantastic set of university offers, not just those for Oxbridge but many more for prestigious institutions across the country including UCL, Imperial College London, LSE, King’s College London, Bristol, Durham and Warwick for courses such as Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Natural Sciences, Law, Medicine, English, Languages and Economics.

Stockport Grammar School pupils receive thorough support and advice regarding their future study and career options, and this begins as early as the third year of Senior School, when pupils are invited to talks about higher education and applications to the world’s leading universities. 

Invaluable support and advice

Once pupils are in the sixth form, teaching staff offer extension sessions and mock interviews, bringing in professionals such as medics, dentists and lawyers to provide invaluable expertise.

Each department provides support and advice regarding interview preparation, admission tests and reading lists. In addition, the pupils benefit from a Ucas Advisor who personally oversees their application, as well as dedicated Oxbridge support which includes preparation for tests, feedback and advice on submitted work, practice interviews and workshops. Extra preparation is given for admissions tests such as UKCAT, BMAT, STEP MAT, LNAT which are some of the tests required for medical, dental and law degrees.

Extracurricular activities such as Critical Thinking, Model United Nations, Young Enterprise, Debating Society and Café Sci help to equip the girls and boys with vital skills and knowledge required for the next stage of their academic life.

And as the recruitment process for Medical, Veterinary Science and Dentistry degrees is particularly rigorous, the school prepares candidates in a number of ways including practical sessions, ethical debates, role playing and presentation skills.

Fully prepared

Mrs White added:

We are proud to be able to offer pupils such extensive advice and support in the application process and I am confident that they go on to the next stage of their education fully prepared for what lies ahead.

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