Oxbridge offers for Blackpool Sixth students
Eight Blackpool Sixth students have recently discovered that they have been offered places at either Oxford or Cambridge, two of the world’s top-rated universities.
These students have successfully gained their much sought-after offers, competing against many hundreds of other applicants for each place. The selection process involves interviews and highly demanding aptitude tests.
The students’ offers cover a wide range of subject areas. Two of the students, Jade Williams and Jacques Bonsell have both been offered places to read medicine: Jade at University College, Oxford and Jaques at Christ’s College, Cambridge.
Antonio Marmo has the offer of a place to read natural sciences at Clare College, Cambridge and Callum Wardle has an offer from Queen’s College, Oxford to read maths.
This year three students have offers related closely to their humanities studies at Blackpool Sixth: Tara Choudhury – history and politics at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, Ethan Lees – archaeology, also at Sidney Sussex and Jack Webster – ancient and modern history at Regent’s Park College, Oxford.
Jack commented, “I’d like to thank the Blackpool Sixth team for their excellent support, especially for supporting me through the application process and for arranging different activities to ensure my application was at the high standards Oxbridge demand.”
Talented classical pianist, Declan Molloy has the coveted offer of a place to read music at St. Peter’s College, Oxford.
Ethan added, “Blackpool Sixth has been really helpful in my application: giving me great advice on structuring my personal statement, fantastic references and great advice on how to cope with an interview at Oxbridge.”
Blackpool Sixth provides very extensive specific support for academic high fliers to help them gain places at the top universities in the UK and abroad. The college runs an Excellence Programme to help stretch the students’ knowledge well beyond the A level curriculum and provides individual support so that students are fully prepared for entrance tests and interviews.
Head of Gifted and Talented, Michael Waterhouse commented,“Competition for places at Oxford and Cambridge is exceptionally high and Blackpool Sixth is very proud of the fantastic achievement each of these students has made. They have all worked extremely hard in preparing for the application process and I’m sure that they will be very successful in the future.”