The weeks of waiting are finally over for 15 Barton Peveril students who’ve just received offers from the universities of Oxford or Cambridge.
The prestigious places at the UK’s top academic institutions have been offered in a variety of subjects including Medicine, Mathematics, Engineering and Natural Sciences.
11 of the 15 students who received an offer attended a special lunch with staff at the sixth form this week to recognise and reward their academic achievements.
Student Maisie Bedford who has been offered a place at the University of Cambridge to study Anglo Saxon, Norse and Celtic attended the event. She said: “My parents didn’t go to college or university, so I was determined to make them proud. I am incredibly happy and excited with my offer as the application process was extremely challenging.”
Meanwhile Kirstin Harvey was celebrating after being offered a place at the University of Oxford to study the History of Art. She said: “being offered a place at Oxford is such an amazing opportunity – I never thought that I would get in. The support that Barton Peveril has given me has been brilliant.”
The college offers a dedicated Oxbridge Support Service which is managed by co-ordinator Shoonagh Hubble. She said: “Our aspiring Oxbridge students have access to a wide range of extension classes, events, visits, mentors and mock interviews throughout the entire application process. We are absolutely delighted to have 15 of our students offered the chance to be part of the history of Oxford and Cambridge and we wish them every success with their forthcoming examinations.”
The students who have received offers this year came to Barton Peveril from 10 different schools across the south – including Thornden, Toynbee, Upper Shirley High, Wildern and The Sholing Technology College in Southampton.
This year’s offers follow on from the student successes of Barton Peveril Oxbridge applicants in 2016.