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University offers celebrated by Upper Sixth students

Congratulations to our Upper Sixth students as they celebrate offers from prestigious institutions across the country, including the universities of Cambridge and Oxford.

For the University of Cambridge, Murray Jallands has been offered a place on the Economics course at Jesus College and a place at Pembroke College to study Natural Sciences is awaiting Max Howe.

At the University of Oxford, Alex Pollard has been offered a Music place at St Catherine’s College whilst Savannah Gill is planning to read History and has an open offer.

Murray, who is Head Boy, was part of the National Cipher Challenge winning team and has been part of the Model United Nations club and Max is a Prefect who picked up silver in the University of Liverpool’s Physics Olympics.

Alex is the leader of the Stockport Youth Orchestra, has obtained Grade 8 distinctions in piano and violin and was also a member of the National Cipher Challenge winning team whilst Savannah was an active member of the Green Room team that was essential for the smooth running of School productions.

Leading universities

Sixth formers have received an outstanding set of offers, not just those for Oxbridge, but many more for highly regarded institutions across the country.

Dr Stone with pupil

Head of Sixth Form Mr David Stone said: “Our Upper Sixth formers can approach their A-Level examinations encouraged by the fact that they are sought after for competitive courses at leading universities. With so many being in possession of multiple offers from the five institutions they have applied to, their destiny is very much in their own hands.”

“We are delighted that, alongside the offers now being made to our pupils in the competitive fields of Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science, four of our pupils have received offers to study at Oxford or Cambridge; at a time when competition for places at these elite universities is particularly fierce.”

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. Cross-curricular extension activities and the development of critical thinking skills start in Lower School, preparing pupils to explore the wider academic world.

Invaluable support and advice

The pupils benefit from a dedicated UCAS Adviser 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.

Our UCAS Advisers are skilled and experienced in supporting those pupils who choose to further their studies overseas. Those with Oxbridge ambitions receive additional guidance and support from our Extension Co-ordinators.

Co-curricular activities such as Spotlight On talks, Model United Nations, Young Enterprise and Debating Society 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: “The extensive support and considerable expertise available to each of our pupils as they navigate their way through the process of applying to university ensures that they can all approach their A-Level examinations confident of achieving the grades needed to study their chosen course and their preferred institution.”

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