2014 Oxbridge Offers!
It's been another successful year for Oxbridge offers at Alton College. Talented Alton College students have received offers from both Oxford and Cambridge while hundreds are also receiving offers from many other UK universities including the prestigious Russell Group universities.
Hatty Cooper, previously at Amery Hill School, was delighted to accept an offer from Cambridge to study Medicine. ‘It was quite surreal opening the envelope. I had to read it twice and then I spent the next 24 hours bouncing from room to room!,’ she said.
Fin Loh, previously at Bohunt School, had an offer from Cambridge to read Geography. Fin made an outstanding early impression with the university in 2013 when he won the undergraduate essay writing competition for Geography, at Trinity College, with his essay: ‘What topics will be of most interest to geographers one hundred years from now, and why?’.
Jon Myers, Director of Learning responsible for the More Able and Talented Programme and coordinating Oxbridge applications for students, explained: ‘The offers are fantastic news both for the students, their teachers and the college. I’d like to congratulate all of the students who applied for Oxbridge and for the extra work they completed in preparation. More widely we have around 90% of our students gaining university offers each year and this is due to the dedication and commitment of our students and teaching and support staff’.
Alton College provides extra-curricular activities to enhance students’ chances of making it to the top universities through a combination of the Extended Project Qualification and tailored specialist support for students through the Applying to Competitive Courses programme.
In 2013, 25% of students who went on to Higher Education gained places at Russell Group universities. Of those, 13% are currently studying at Oxford and Cambridge.
Photo: Some of our successful Oxbridge applicants
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