New record for Oxbridge offers at Queen Ethelburga’s

18th February 2021

Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate is proud to announce its highest ever number of offers for Oxford and Cambridge Universities. This year, nine students (6 Cambridge, 3 Oxford) successfully navigated a rigorous and challenging application process to gain offers across a range of subjects.

For the University of Cambridge, Samuel A has received an offer to study Economics, Olivia G an offer to study History, Lisa L has received an offer to study Modern and Medieval Languages (French and German), Sophia L an offer to study History and Politics, Amaan P has received an offer to study Land Economy, and Jency Y an offer to study Natural Sciences.

For the University of Oxford, Akshima G has received an offer to study Medicine, Jenny P, an offer to study Law and Morgan R has received an offer to study Chemistry.

All nine students should be incredibly proud of their achievements, especially this year with the additional logistical challenges posed by the pandemic. Students have needed to remain focused and driven to succeed, engaging with their online learning provision throughout the summer term to ensure they achieved the AS grades needed to support their applications. Since September, they have studied hard to gain the highest scores in admissions tests whilst remaining focused on their challenging schoolwork, and were then faced with the experience of online university interviews, given their inability to visit Oxford or Cambridge in person.

The successful students come from both the boarding and day community, with some having joined Queen Ethelburga’s in the King’s Magna Middle School and others starting in Year 12; a number on Academic Scholarships. Each has earnt this fantastic achievement through hard work and dedication, alongside a passion for learning.

Kevin Oldershaw, Head of Queen Ethelburga’s College, said “We are incredibly pleased for each of them, as we are for all of our students when they receive offers and go on to take up places at their chosen universities. This success is testament to their academic abilities and the comprehensive programme of support on offer. The combination of our experienced subject teachers and Sixth Form tutor team, alongside the dedicated Careers Department, means that students are helped to identify their strengths and interests, inspired and encouraged to follow their ambitions, and then supported to achieve them.

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