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Oxbridge Success Above National Average at Hereford Sixth Form College

Posted on 30th January 2017

Back row L-R: Charles Wellings, Cara Exall, Biddy Hyde, Grace Davis, Dora Grasby, Will Thomson Front row L-R: Sam Spedding, Savannah Dixon, Ieuan Best, Oran Johnson

The College has enjoyed another successful year for Oxford and Cambridge applications as students received a total of ten offers covering a wide variety of degree courses (six from Oxford and four from Cambridge).

Students have benefitted from enhanced preparation thanks to the Cambridge sponsored HE+ programme, Oxford Pathways and other initiatives which offer extension classes, masterclasses from visiting lecturers and the chance to visit both cities.

The following students have been offered places at the University of Oxford:

Grace Davis (Llandrindod High School) – Philosophy, Politics and Economics  – Hertford College

Cara Exall (Millais School, Horsham) – Philosophy, Politics and Economics  – Wadham College

Dora Grasby (Hereford Cathedral School) – Japanese – St Anne’s College

Cecilia (Biddy) Hyde (Chase High School) – Chemistry – Wadham College

Will Thomson (Bishop of Hereford’s Bluecoat School) – Music – Merton College

Charles Wellings (Monmouth School) – English – Brasenose College

The following students have been offered places at the University of Cambridge:

Ieuan Best (Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw) – Human, Social and Political Sciences –
Sidney Sussex College

Savannah Dixon (Hereford Cathedral School) – Engineering – Trinity College

Oran Johnson (Wigmore High School) – Music – Selwyn College

Sam Spedding (Wigmore High School) – Mathematics – Pembroke College

Ieuan Best who will be reading Human, Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge said, “Receiving the offer to study at Cambridge gave me an incredible feeling which I could never have anticipated. I’ve had amazing support from the tutors every step of the way, from inspiring me to apply in the first place to helping me get ready for the interview.”

Jonathan Godfrey, Principal said, “I am pleased such a large number of students have been offered places. The application to offer ratio at the College is well above the national average, reflecting the excellence of teaching and the support given to our most able students. The breadth of subjects covering the arts, social sciences and science is very pleasing. Special congratulations should go to the Music Department, following a student being offered a choral scholarship at Queen’s College, Oxford last year, two more students have gained places this year.”