Eight students are celebrating offers to study at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Places at these seats of academic excellence are highly-prized and harder than ever to win, thanks to fierce competition from leading candidates across the globe.
The offers – made across a wide range of academic subjects – are a huge achievement and testament to the hard work of the pupils, and the high quality of Epsom’s teaching. The places offered are:
University of Cambridge
- Jackie Luo (G) and Kobe Lai (G) will read Economics
- Sherry Qian (W) will read Maths
University of Oxford
- Adahna Ekoku (Rv) will read Geography
- Anastasia Grant (M) will read Theology
- Mackenzie Mully (R) will read English
- Cara Robinson (Rv) will read Law with Law Studies in Europe
- Ebube Anyanechi (F) will read Material Science
Headmaster, Mr Jay Piggot, said, “I am delighted for these pupils. I cannot recall a time when it has been harder to get into Oxbridge, with competition from national and international candidates stronger than ever, it is a truly commendable achievement to receive offers to study at these leading institutions.
“The offers fall within the sciences, arts and humanities and reflect the breadth and strength of our curriculum.”
“Our pupils who applied but were unsuccessful, on this occasion, deserve great credit as it takes ambition, aspiration and commitment to render an Oxbridge application.”
With top entry requirements, a lengthy application process and challenging interview questions, Oxbridge places are notoriously difficult to secure. Epsom prepares potential applicants from the start of Lower Sixth with a series of tutorials with Oxbridge mentors, mock interviews throughout the year and tutorials to prepare students for the aptitude tests. Epsom’s team of Oxbridge Co-ordinators meet with students regularly to ensure that they are acting upon any feedback.
Read more about the journey to Oxbridge in a recent feature in The Link magazine (page 6).