15th January 2015
Writing: Stephen Harris (Year 13)
Editing: Thomas Bailey (Year 12)
This year 18 boys in Year 13 received offers from Oxford and Cambridge to attend university at their chosen college, ranging in courses from Maths and Engineering, to PPE and Geography. The offers are the culmination of years of school work as well as lunch time clubs and additional work outside school.
The process of applying to Oxford or Cambridge began last summer during the university open days. This was the chance to look around the university at the departments and the colleges. Picking a college is definitely one of the easier choices in the process and is mainly based on the feel of the college when looking around. Some boys heard back from Oxford or Cambridge towards the end of November, inviting them to attend interviews at their chosen colleges. Interviews were around half an hour and consisted of questions related to the courses applied for. Many students also had tests alongside these interviews.
Over a month after my interview I was delighted to receive my offer through the post. The interviews were definitely the most nerve-wracking part of the process, however writing personal statements for the UCAS form online was the most time-consuming. Writing only 4000 characters to summarise why you should attend your chosen universities was very stressful! All the boys offered places have still got a lot of work to do, with hard offer requirements to meet, and must now focus on their A Level exams in the summer.
|Alex Aits||Maths||St John's, Cambridge|
|Hussein Daginawalla||Maths||Merton College, Oxford|
|Conor Davidson||Medicine||King's College, Cambridge|
|Tom Garry||Engineering||Emmanuel, Cambridge|
|Elliott Gravestock||Natural Science (Physics)||Churchill, Cambridge|
|Stephen Harris||General Engineering||Downing, Cambridge|
|Josh Hassim||Engineering||Trinity, Cambridge|
|Alex Hyett||Maths||University College, Oxford|
|Anand Joshi||Human, Social and Political Sciences||Downing, Cambridge|
|Sacha Lacey||Mathematics||Worcester College, Oxford|
|Tim Leach||Maths||Exeter, Oxford|
|Matt Maclay||PPE||Somerville, Oxford|
|Sam Morris||History||St. John's, Oxford|
|Kishan Patel||Engineering||Churchill, Cambridge|
|Fraser Perceval||Physics||Wadham, Oxford|
|Teague Smith||Veterinary Medicine||Girton, Cambridge|
|David Thompson||Geography||Hertford, Oxford|
|Jamie Webb||Engineering||Gonville Caius, Cambridge|