Seven Oakhamians are celebrating offers to study at either Oxford or Cambridge University, two of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions.
“Given the hugely competitive nature of Oxbridge entry, we are all delighted with the high number of students who have received offers this year,” says Dr Darren Sheppard, Oakham’s Senior Academic Mentor. “In being offered a place, our students have stood out from the thousands of others who have applied from across the UK and indeed the world. “
Their offers follow months of hard work writing personal statements, preparing for rigorous admissions tests and (if called) interviews. Dr Sheppard, who oversees the Oxbridge process at Oakham as part of his work monitoring the progress of all pupils who hold academic awards at the School, continues, “Our students have all worked incredibly hard to prepare for the challenge that is Oxbridge. They have been extremely committed, and paid great attention to detail, successfully displaying both their intellectual passion and potential for their respective subjects.”
The successful candidates have received offers for a wide range of courses, showing the variety of interests and aptitudes of our students, from Music, Fine Art and Classics, to Physics, Geography, Computer Science and German.
Cambridge has offered four places to Oakham School students. Catherine has an offer to read Geography and Katie to read Classics, both at Robinson College, whilst Morgan has an offer to read Music at Trinity, and Archie to read Computer Science at Churchill.
Oxford have made three offers to Oakham School students, including one to Old Oakhamian Becky, intending to read Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art. In addition, Harry has an offer to read German at New College, and Matthew an offer to read Physics at Somerville College.
Overall, two of our successful Oxbridge scholars (Morgan and Harry) are studying the IB Diploma at Oakham, whilst the others are all studying A-levels.