UCAS successes for Upper Sixth form pupils

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 Cambridge:

Henry Brearley (OS, 2015 leaver) – Natural Sciences at St Catherine’s College 

Simon Fraser – Music at Christ’s College 

Chris Hewetson – Chemical Engineering at Downing College

Charles Longson – Open Offer for Medicine

Jacob Schafheutle-Evans – English Literature at Queens’ College

And from Oxford:

Hayley Birks – Law at Worcester College

Phillippa Slattery – Engineering Science at Christ Church College

Leading universities

Head of Sixth Form Mr David Stone said:

Yet again, our pupils have had a fantastic set of university offers, not just those for Oxbridge but many more for prestigious institutions across the country including UCL, King’s College London, Bristol, Durham and Warwick for courses such as Veterinary Science, Natural Sciences, Law, Medicine, English, Languages and Economics.

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

The pupils benefit from a dedicated UCAS Advisor who personally oversees their application, as well as specific support for those applying to the most competitive universities. This also extends to preparation for tests, feedback and advice on submitted work, practice interviews and workshops. Extra preparation is given for admissions tests such as UKCAT and LNAT, which are some of the tests required for medical, dental and law degrees. As the recruitment process for Medical, Veterinary Science and Dentistry is particularly rigorous, the school prepares candidates in a number of ways including practical sessions, ethical debates, role playing and presentation skills. Those with Oxbridge ambitions receive additional guidance and support from our Extension Coordinators, Mr Thorley and Mrs Britton.

Extracurricular activities such as Symposium, 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. Teaching staff offer extension sessions and mock interviews, bringing in professionals such as academics, medics and lawyers to provide invaluable expertise.

Mr Stone 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 steps fully prepared for what lies ahead.

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