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Huish Students Offered Places at World Renowned Universities

Posted on 8th May 2019

7 of the 8 high achievers from Richard Huish College, who have their sights on Oxford and Cambridge Universities

7 of the 8 high achievers from Richard Huish College, who have their sights on Oxford and Cambridge Universities

Eight high achievers from Richard Huish College have their sights on Oxford and Cambridge Universities in a diverse range of subjects from Biochemistry and Geography, to Engineering and History. The successful students who have gained offers for these highly sought-after places from two of the world’s most elite universities have come from a variety of schools in Tiverton, Wellington and further afield.

Richard Jones, Head of Careers at Huish, said: “An application to Oxford or Cambridge Universities requires dedication to academic studies and a commitment to a significant amount time spent on Academic Enrichment.  This Enrichment is open to students as soon as they have their interview at Huish. Throughout the two years spent studying with us, they have the opportunity to complete an Extended Project Qualification, develop their critical thinking skills, participate in trips to both Oxford and Cambridge Universities and hone their interview skills with mock interviews by visiting academics. This support from day one certainly helps our students make a competitive application.”

Receiving offers from Cambridge University are Emilia Silaste, a former Kingsmead School pupil, who has an offer to read History at Fitzwilliam College. Caitlin Horne, a former Wadham Community School pupil, has been awarded a place to read Modern and Medieval Languages at Newnham College. From Uffculme School, Joshua Elliott-Smith has an offer to study Chemical Engineering (via Natural Sciences) at Churchill College and Matthew Garner has an offer to study Engineering at Magdalene College.

Former Uffculme School student, Emma Braine, has successfully gained an offer from Oxford University to study Biochemistry (Molecular and Cellular).

Also with offers to Cambridge are Jacob Moll, from Haygrove School, who has an offer to read Engineering at Emmanuel College and William Swainson, a former Stanchester Academy pupil, will read Law at Selwyn College. James Onley-Gregson, a former Tiverton School pupil, has an offer to read Geography at Queen’s College, which he will begin in 2020 after taking a gap year.

Principal John Abbott commented: "We are extremely proud of what these students have achieved in a climate of increasing competition and with the added pressure of entrance exams and an intensive interview process. They have progressed to Huish from a diverse range of secondary schools and their success is down to their hard work and the commitment from specialist support tutors at Huish who ensure all students achieve beyond what they might expect."

As an Ofsted Outstanding college, Richard Huish College is committed to delivering exceptional teaching and learning to support learners to fulfil their potential.

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