After extensive preparation and intense examination, four Bablake Upper Sixth students have been rewarded with conditional Oxbridge offers.
The University of Oxford has offered places to Anna Knight, who will read Mathematics at St Anne's, and Emily White, who will read Geography at St Catherine's. Meanwhile Matt Rowlands and Chris Tuttle are heading to the University of Cambridge to study Law at Selwyn and Medicine at Magdalene respectively.
For Anna and music scholar Chris, their offers cap an excellent year which has seen them share the T W Patchett prize for scholarship and courtesy. Meanwhile Emily and Matt have both shown their all-round excellence outside the classroom. Emily is our 1st XI Hockey captain, a founding member of our Feminist Society and captain of Crow House, while Matt, as well as being a committed 1st XV Rugby player and 1st VI Chess captain, is a Fairfax House captain.
Oxbridge coordinator Mrs Helen Skilton, Head of History, commented: "I am delighted that the students' intellectual excellence has been recognised and am very pleased that their success covers a broad academic spectrum. My sympathies however go to those students whose academic brilliance did not quite meet the very high standards required. They have all done exceptionally well to reach the interview stage and we will undoubtedly be able to commend the exciting academic progress they will make at the institutions fortunate enough to be stretching them intellectually in the near future."
As always, we are very proud of the impressive range of destinations our Upper Sixth students are being offered places for, and are certain another very talented year group will be leaving Bablake in the summer keen to make a very favourable impression with university tutors and employers.