A place at Oxford University awaits Grace Harrop who successfully completed her A-levels at Clarendon Sixth Form College this summer.

The former All Saints College student will read joint English and classics at Corpus Christi College and is due to begin her studies in September 2019 after a rigorous application process.

Founded in 1096, Oxford University is ranked as the best university in the world and its alumni includes prime ministers, Nobel prize winners, poet laureates and Olympic gold medalists.

Irina Arsenovic, Grace’s former tutor at Clarendon Sixth Form College, recently invited her to visit the college to talk to students about applications for top universities and the UCAS process.

Grace said: “I was so pleased to be accepted into Oxford University. I worried I might not get in at first but the university were keen to accept me as a student and were impressed with my interviews. I was also initially very unsure about studying there but once I attended a talk by one of their professors I felt like I would really fit in there. My time at Clarendon Sixth Form College has been great. The combination of passionate teachers, an amazing student services team and support to achieve my goals, gave me the drive to get to where I am today. I cannot thank them enough.”

Irina said: “Grace has been an amazing student throughout her time at the college. Her keen interest in English literature and the 100 percent effort that she puts into everything she does is fantastic and is why she has been accepted into such a prestigious university. I am grateful to her for coming back to the college to talk to our students about university and hope that she goes on to achieve great things in the future.”

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