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Another year of outstanding Oxbridge success for QE

Date Posted: 25/08/2021 | Posted In: Latest news

Staff and students at QE are celebrating another year of wonderful Oxbridge success. This year, ten students have been successful in securing places at the prestigious universities after all performed exceptionally well in their A Levels. Five students will take up places at the University of Oxford. Freya Buckley, from Stockton-on-Tees, will study English Language and Literature whilst Daniel Costello, from Darlington, will complete his degree in History and Politics. Both Patrick Dybell, from Billingham, and Emilie Dunn, from Shildon, are both looking forward to studying French as Patrick combines it with English and Emilie with German. Meanwhile, Caoimhe Wilson, from Wolviston, will read Chinese. Five students will complete the next stage of their education at the University of Cambridge. Anish Krishnan, from Darlington, will read Maths and Kia Taylor-Powell, from Eaglescliffe, will embark on a Geography degree. Georgia Bartlett, from Ingleby Barwick, has received confirmation of her place to study Law whilst Holly Watson, from Butterknowle, is all set to begin her Modern Languages degree. Middlesbrough’s Ben Carr will become an undergraduate in Human, Social and Political Sciences.

Daniel Costello comments: ‘QE has given me so many great opportunities. Before attending the College I’d never have thought of applying to Oxford but I was encouraged to do so and supported every step of the way’. Freya Buckley adds: ‘QE allowed me to see Oxford as somewhere for me. The support and guidance that I have received has been invaluable’. Simon Nicholson, Oxbridge Co-ordinator, concludes: ‘This is an amazing outcome for these highly motivated, superb students. In a really difficult year, they showed tremendous determination to challenge themselves. They can be assured of a very bright future and their success proves that QE students can succeed in the most competitive environments.’

For more information on QE and the A Levels offered by the College, please contact Laurence Job, Deputy Principal.

The picture accompanying the article is of Daniel Costello.