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Higher Education Update

18 January 2017

It’s been a busy few months for Year 13 in terms of their Higher Education applications. Fortunately, their efforts have been paying off in the form of some excellent UCAS offers. We are delighted that a total of seven students have received Oxbridge offers. Congratulations go to Phyllis Chan who has an offer from Cambridge to read History, and to the six girls who received offers from Oxford: Isla Dawson (History and English), Lana Firth (English Literature and Classics), Sarah Haynes (Classics) who all do A Level, and to Rosie Sourbut (English Language and Literature), Sabela Guy (French and Beginner’s Portuguese) and Scarlett Long (Psychology and Linguistics), who are IB students. This year we have sent a final total of 80 applications to UCAS, all well in advance of the official deadline, and the vast majority of our students have received offers. Furthermore, 25 have heard back from all of their five choices so are in a position to narrow their decisions down to a ‘firm’ and ‘insurance’ choice. Still patiently waiting are our Medicine applicants, for whom decisions should finally start to come in by March.

We also have students pursuing places at universities in Italy, the USA, China and Germany. Sophia Mexi Jones has been offered a place at Penn State University USA, whilst beyond UCAS, congratulations to talented musician Tara Cunningham who has offers from a variety of Conservatoires. Congratulations also to those students who have received positive news about their Art Foundation applications.

Meanwhile, the whole process is starting afresh for Year 12, who are about to start getting earnest about their own Higher Education aspirations. They and their parents have an HE Information evening on March 7th and shortly after that they will take the ‘Centigrade’ questionnaire which is designed to help them narrow down their choices.

Exciting times!

Charlotte Hendry

Head of English and Head of Higher Education

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