15 Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students are celebrating being offered prestigious places to study at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. The total number of successful applicants has now risen to 63 offers in four years.
The students have been offered places to study a wide range of subjects, from Japanese to Chemistry, at the Universities’ most prestigious and exclusive colleges.
Speaking on the successes of these Barton Peveril students, College Principal Jonathan Prest said:
"Congratulations to those fifteen talented Barton Peveril students who have won themselves offers from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. They were competing with the brightest people of their age in the UK and internationally and have succeeded because of their exceptional abilities and application.
The College Principal continued: “The College has identified students with potential, regardless of background, and our success rates are excellent. Students join the Aspire programme which includes lectures by university academics, visits to Oxford and Cambridge universities, practice interviews and providing each Oxbridge applicant with a carefully chosen mentor. We have seen the difference this can make."
Shoonagh Hubble, who coordinates the College’s dedicated Oxbridge Support Service said: “We are delighted that, at a time when national applications to Oxford and Cambridge have never been higher, more and more of our students are being successful. This is a testament to the hard work of their teachers and mentors, to the intellectual challenges of the Aspire programme and to our students' determination to aim for the best. It is particularly gratifying to see such a range of subjects represented here and we look forward to building on this cross-college success in future years.”
Three former pupils of The Toynbee School received offers, this year. The University of Oxford offered Anna Bodman and Della Darvill places to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at University College and Music at Christ Church College, respectively. Additionally, Colin Scott was offered a place at Cambridge’s Churchill College to study Natural Sciences.
Wildern School also had three former pupils who have now been offered places. Seth Furmiss has a place to study Chemistry at Oxford’s Keble College, Dan Gooding won a place to study Computer Science at Queens College, Cambridge and Steph Ritzema was offered a place at Camrbidge’s Trinity College to study English.
Upper Shirley High School also saw three of their former pupils, who now study at Barton Peveril, offered places at Oxford; Lara Clements to study Biology at St. Anne’s College, Georgia O’Dell to study Japanese at Hertford College and Anne Wildschut to study Archaeology and Ancient History and Lincoln College.
Cambridge also offered places to former Crestwood Community School pupil George Hendrikse and former Thornden School pupil Patrick Winter; George Hendrikse to study Human, Social and Political Sciences at King’s College and Patrick Winter to study Mathematics at Trinity College.
Oxford also offered a number of other places. Elena Lewis, who formerly attended Cantell School, to study Psychology. Becky Moody, formerly of The Mountbatten School, to study Spanish and Italian at St. Anne’s College. The Westgate School’s former pupil Flora Pick to study English at Brasenose College. Mateusz Sewc, who formerly attended St. George’s Catholic College, to study Engineering at Mansfield College.