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Nine Shine at Oxbridge

Date Posted: 27/03/2017 | Posted In: Latest news

Nine QE students are celebrating after beating fierce competition to win places at the world-leading universities of Oxford and Cambridge. The students, eight of whom are in the second year of A level study and one who completed his studies last year, are among the many exceptional young people who will be leaving QE to study at prestigious universities this year and are the latest additions to a long tradition of Oxbridge success at the college.

Five students have place to study at Cambridge. Tom Joashi (not pictured) will study Modern Foreign Languages, Chantal Goulder will read Natural Sciences, Alycia Leach will read History, Eleanor Dunn will take a degree in Geography while Harry Iveson will study Mathematics. Of the four students to gain offers from Oxford, Beth Lees will be studying History and Politics, Josh McColgan will focus on Biomedical Sciences, Oliva Shovlin will study Biology and Megan Seymour (not pictured) will read Modern Foreign Languages.

QE students who aim for Oxbridge are supported by a wide range of college staff, including our Higher Education and Careers advisors and Oxbridge Applications Coordinator, Simon Nicholson. Of this year’s success Simon says “this is a testament to the hard work of staff and students. It proves that students from our region are every bit as able as anyone else to reach the highest levels of performance and achievement.” College Principal, Tim Fisher, adds, “so many of our students are successful in securing great opportunities at university or in training, and we are proud of them all. But there is something special about winning a place at Oxford and Cambridge, as QE students do every year. It takes unusual ability but also huge ambition, determination and effort to be amongst the best in the world. We know that these young people have remarkable futures ahead of them and we wish them every success.”

For the students themselves months of hard work lies ahead of them as they prepare to gain the demanding grades that Oxbridge requires of them. But it is an opportunity they would recommend to others. As Josh McColgan says, “to get an offer is incredible. I can’t wait to go and I’d strongly recommend applying to anybody who is interested in pushing themselves beyond what they think are their limits.”

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