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Another Year of Stunning Oxbridge Success for QE

Date Posted: 19/02/2021 | Posted In: Latest news

Staff and students at QE are celebrating another wonderful year of Oxbridge success. In total, eleven students have secured coveted places at the prestigious universities with five receiving offers from Oxford and six winning places at Cambridge following an incredibly competitive application process. Of the successful applicants, four have obtained places on language courses with Emilie Dunn, from Shildon, and Holly Watson, from Butterknowle, both going on to study French and German at Oxford and Cambridge respectively. Meanwhile, Patrick Dybell, from Billingham, and Caoimhe Ronan-Wilson, from Wolviston, are also heading to Oxford. Patrick will read French and English, whilst Caoimhe has secured a place to study Chinese. The final two students progressing to Oxford are Daniel Costello, from Darlington, and Freya Buckley from Stockton-on-Tees. Daniel will study History and Politics whilst Freya has received an offer for English.

Also celebrating their success with Cambridge are Georgia Bartlett, from Ingleby Barwick, who will read Law, Leroy Turner, from Stockton-on-Tees, who will study Economics and Anish Krishnan, from Darlington, who has obtained a place on the university’s Maths course. Meanwhile, Kia Taylor-Powell, from Eaglescliffe, will read Geography and Ben Carr, from Middlesbrough, has received an offer for Political Science.

Students aspiring to progress to Oxbridge are supported at QE by the College’s Higher Education and Careers Advisers and Oxbridge Co-ordinator, Simon Nicholson. He comments: ‘This fantastic result proves that QE students compete exceptionally well with high-achieving students across the country. They all engaged incredibly well in what has been a most challenging time. This outstanding success is fully reflective of their own ability and determination. We are very proud to be able offer these students the support, across the College, to enable them to achieve their goals’.

Tim Fisher, Principal, adds: ‘We are so proud of these remarkable young people and what they have been able to achieve in what has been such a difficult year for all students. We are thrilled for them and know that they will continue to have unrivalled success following their time at College. We are looking forward to celebrating with all of our students who have secured places at university when we are able to do so’.