Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students are once again celebrating Oxbridge triumph. This year, seventeen students received offers to study at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. Thirteen students received Oxford offers and four Cambridge. The students hold offers for courses across a comprehensive range of subjects, from Classical Archaeology and Ancient History to Physics.
Principal Rob Temple reflected on this year’s successful Oxbridge applicants:
“It has been a joy to watch such impressive numbers of students going onto study at either Oxford or Cambridge – 66 offers over the past three years! My congratulations to the students for their hard work and dedication to the process and to the staff and volunteer mentors who have given up their time to coach students and support them through the journey. My thanks also to Winchester College staff who, every year, provide Barton students with an authentic Oxbridge interview experience.
The bespoke support we are able to offer each individual is undoubtedly why we enjoy such a high interview-to-offer rate, which is amongst the best in the country.”
This years offer holders came from various secondary schools across the county:
From The Romsey School, four students received offers to study at the University of Oxford; Olivia Screech, Nina Bird, Jess Hibbert and Jack Lyman received offers to study Geography, Biology, Law and Physics respectively.
The Gregg School also had two alumni earn Oxford offers. Jess Milligan and Jeremy Crandon will both be going to St Edmund’s Hall college to study Geography and Medicine respectively.
This year’s offers to study at the University of Cambridge are across a range of subjects: Issy Griffiths (formerly of Swanmore College) has an offer to study Anglo Saxon, Norse and Celtic, James Mitchell (formerly of Bitterne Park School) has an offer to study Human, Social and Political Sciences, Mae Auckland (formerly of Cams Hill School) has an offer to study Modern and Medieval Languages, and Henry Brown (formerly of Oasis Academy Sholing) has an offer to study Law.
Seven more Barton Peveril students have received offers to study at Oxford:
Tom Forster (of Noadswood School) has an offer to continue his Mathematics studies at Oxford, Emily Haines (a former Applemore College student) has earned an offer to study Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Luke Blishen (of St George’s Catholic College) has been offered to study History, Phoebe Nott (a former St Anne’s Catholic School pupil) has an offer to study Geography and Alex Evans (formerly of Testwood School) has an offer to continue studying Chemistry.
Two more students were offered places to study Law; Toby Gawthorne (formerly of Thornden School) and Millie Sandom (formerly of Brookfield Community School) have their sights set on Brasenose College and Merton College respectively.
Ros Laird, Head of Careers at Barton Peveril, said:
“We are delighted for our students who have received offers for Oxford and Cambridge. They have worked incredibly hard over the past year – attending aspire events, extension classes, undertaking wider reading and studying, and working with volunteer mentors. Their dedication to their subjects is commendable and we wish them the very best of luck for their upcoming exams.”