Barton Peveril’s Oxbridge Offer Holders
A record number of Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students are celebrating offers to study at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. A total of 25 students at the Hampshire-based College have received offers this year, with 19 earning an offer from the University of Oxford and 6 from Cambridge University.
Students received offers for a wide range of courses, from Medicine, Mathematics and Computer Science through to Law, Experimental Psychology, and Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic.
Speaking on this year’s offers, Barton Peveril Principal, Jonathan Prest, said:
“It has been a delight to watch the number of students who aim for and achieve places at Oxford and Cambridge reach a record number, and many congratulations to the students for their hard work, the staff who have supported them and volunteer mentors who have given up their time to coach students through the process. My thanks also to Winchester College staff who have also helped to provide Barton students with an authentic Oxbridge interview experience.
“We are very mindful that moving on to University was the next step for 80% of our students last year, and that there are fabulous courses and great, world class Universities across the UK, including our local Universities. But what Oxford and Cambridge symbolise is the pinnacle of aspiration for those looking for academic and traditional subjects. I am delighted that 11 of the 25 being offered places are either the first member of their immediate family to go to University and/or come from more disadvantaged postcodes. As the Sutton Trust points out, attending the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge unlocks doors to a lifetime of opportunity.”
Shoonagh Hubble, Head of Careers at Barton Peveril and lead on the Aspire Programme, also commented on the success:
“We are delighted that Barton Peveril students are continuing to receive more and more offers from Oxford and Cambridge. This is due not only to the enthusiasm and hard work of our students and teachers, but also to our unique mentoring programme. The regular meetings students have with our fantastic team of volunteer mentors, alongside our weekly Aspire Programme, make all the difference to how students are prepared for applications and interviews. This is clearly evidenced by our interview to offer rate, which is among the best in the country.”
Local School Successes
Of those receiving offers this year, a number came from schools local to the College.
Three students who previously attended Crestwood Community School received their offers: Finn Galway, Jack Gamblin and Ruth Rudman all received offers to study Medicine at the University of Oxford’s St. Edmund Hall College, St. John’s College, and an open offer, respectively.
The Mountbatten School also had three alumni earn offers: Ellie Robinson received an offer to study Human, Social and Political Science and St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge University; Amelia Treasure was offered a place to study Classics at Cambridge University; and Tom Whiting was offered the chance to study Engineering at the University of Oxford’s St. John’s College.
Three students who joined Barton Peveril from Wyvern College were also in receipt of offers this year. Freddie Finlay and Hannah Devenish received offers from the University of Oxford, to study Geography at Brasenose College and English and History at Regents Park College respectively. Additionally, Felix Armstrong received an offer to study English at Homerton College, Cambridge University.
Amelia Barnett and Amelia Veal, who both attended Oasis Academy: Sholing, received offers to study at the University of Oxford; Barnett to study Engineering at Magdalen College and Veal to study Biomedical Sciences at New College.
Two St. Anne’s Catholic School alumni were offered places at the University of Oxford. Matilda Lambert earned an offer to study Experimental Psychology at Brasenose College and Molly Aspinall earned an offer to study Biochemistry at St. Hilda’s College.
In addition to those local school groups, Martha Weavers (formerly of Brookfield Community School), Jennifer Price (formerly of Fareham Academy), and Alice Evans (Thornden School) also received offers from Cambridge University. The three Barton Peveril students received offers to study Land Economy (Open College), Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic (Churchill College), and Natural Sciences (Sidney Sussex College) respectively.
University of Oxford
A further nine students received offers from the University of Oxford this year.
Both Amalka Slavikova (formerly of Bitterne Park School) and Jodie Mulligan (formerly of Meoncross School) were awarded offers to study Chemistry at the Exeter and Pembroke Colleges respectively.
Among the sciences, Ashraf Alam (formerly of Cantell School) was offered a place to study Mathematics at St. Catherine’s College, Charlotte Bridges (formerly of Noadswood School) was offered a place to study Computer Science at Worcester College, Shaun Walker (formerly of Swanmore College) was offered a place to study Mathematics and Computer Science, and Elouise Kerby-Dickinson (formerly of The Henry Cort Community College) was offered a place to study Experimental Psychology at St. Hilda’s College.
In the humanities, Veni Angelova (formerly of The Hamble School) received an offer to study English at St. Hilda’s College, Abbie Hopkins (formerly of The Toynbee School) was offered a place to study Law at St. Edmund’s Hall College, and Jacob Clements (formerly of The Westgate School) was in receipt of an offer to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St. Hugh’s College.