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Record Oxbridge Success

Date Posted: 21/08/2019 | Posted In: Latest news

Students from QE are celebrating a record number of places at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Fifteen students will take up places at the prestigious universities in September after excelling in their A Level exams. Six students have secured places at the University of Oxford. Alice Bradbury, from Catterick, will study Biology while Ami Lavan, from Stockton, and Eleanor Wright, from Sedgefield, will both read History. Lottie Robinson, from Richmond, is looking forward to studying Earth Sciences and Tariro Hombarume, from Stockton, will complete her degree in Human Sciences. Anna King, from Darlington, will read English and French. Nine students will complete the next stage of their education at the University of Cambridge. Adam Clamp, from Barnard Castle, and Jill Mitchell and Ben Scullion, both from Darlington, will all embark on a Natural Sciences degree. Wiktoria Mol, from Darlington, will study Modern Foreign Languages, whilst Robert Forrest, from Billingham, will read French and Arabic. Josie Keam, from Saltburn, has received confirmation of her place to study Geography. James Morgan, from School Aycliffe, will study Maths and Thomas Williams, from Stanhope, will become an undergraduate in History. Bishop Auckland’s Elena Capbun is all set to begin her course in Medicine.

Alice Bradbury comments: ‘Studying at QE has been an amazing experience. The staff have been incredibly helpful and supportive throughout my time at College. I am really pleased with my results and excited to start university’. Simon Nicholson, Oxbridge Co-ordinator at QE, adds: ‘These results are a tremendous achievement for all the students involved. They also reflect a huge amount of work carried out by teachers, tutors and support staff. QE has a fantastic record of Oxbridge success, with successful applications being significantly higher than the national average. It proves that QE students are valued extremely highly by higher education organisations and secure outstanding progression opportunities from the College’.

Tim Fisher, Principal, concludes: ‘QE students have a long history of success in winning places at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. The talent and commitment required to progress to the world’s top universities should not be underestimated. These are remarkable young people who have great futures ahead of them’.