Ready for University Challenge

Posted on Monday 13 February 2012

Delighted students achieve offers from Oxford and Cambridge Universities

Some of the delighted students from The Sixth Form College Farnborough who are celebrating their success in achieving offers from Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

This year 31 students from the College have won places, exceeding last year’s total of 29. 41% of applicants to Cambridge were accepted which compares very favourably with the national trend. College Principal, Simon Jarvis, said, “We are delighted with the outcome of this year’s admissions process and the recognition of our students’ academic ability”.

Emma Riggs 18, formerly of Winston Churchill School Woking, who has won a place to read Education, English and Drama at Homerton College Cambridge said, “I am absolutely thrilled! Getting the acceptance letter was a pleasant surprise because the interviews were hard but my practice interview at the College with the Principal was really helpful and that increased my confidence”. Emma will be joined at Homerton by Charlotte Buzzard (English) from Sandhurst, Eloise Gordon (French & Spanish) from Ash Vale and Charlotte Waldron (Theology) from Camberley.

Along with potential two medics and two vets, four College students, Holly Clothier, Ryan Collingham, Philip Durkin and Emma Silvester, have been accepted at various Colleges for the renowned Cambridge Natural Sciences Tripos which is widely considered to be a world class course. In addition, four students (Joseph Barker, Katharine Nicholls, Emma Parkin and Katharine Robinson) will read science or mathematics degrees at Oxford. Mike Collis, Assistant Principal and Director of the Science Faculty, paid tribute to the high quality of teaching by his faculty, “We have a dedicated group of science teachers here who achieve outstanding results overall. The College was one of the first places to trial the A* grade and that experience enables us to be very effective in enabling our brightest students to perform to their best”.

Lesley Maddox, the Personal Tutor who specialises in applications to Oxford commented, “We encourage our students to take advantage of all the opportunities available, encouraging them to apply for Summer Schools, attend conferences and open days and to develop their interest in the subjects beyond the classroom”.

These are just a few of the students who have received offers from many prestigious universities across the UK. Providing relevant Information, Advice and Guidance is a key part of the highly specialised Tutorial Programme and is integral to the support for all students. Over 80% of leavers from The Sixth Form College Farnborough go on to Higher Education.

Cambridge 20
Rebecca Angwin - Mathematics
Matthew Ashford - Veterinary Medicine
Stephanie Bale - Veterinary Medicine
Charlotte Buzzard - English
Holly Clothier - Natural Sciences
Ryan Collingham - Natural Sciences
Philip Durkin - Natural Sciences
Elloise Gordon - French and Spanish
Leyla Hamid - English
Christopher Hampson - Mathematics
Jonah Harris - Engineering
Tian Huang - Medicine
Ben Low - Medicine
Emma Riggs - Education with English & Drama
Kat Saunders - History
Emma Silvester - Natural Sciences
Alex Tay - Music
Charlotte Waldron - Theology & Religious Studies
Francesca Ward - Law
Michael Westmuckett-Martin - Philosophy

Oxford 11
Joseph Barker - Chemistry
Antony Beere - Music
Charlie Bishop - Law
Sam Brook - English
Claire Capp - Philosophy, Politics & Economics
Ben Crompton - Law
Robin Geddes - Classics
Laura Marsden Payne - French and Spanish
Katherine Nicholls - Maths and Philosophy
Emma Parkin - Biological Sciences
Katharine Robinson - Biochemistry