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Oxford Success Stories


The current Year 13 have done astoundingly well and broken all records in getting offers from Oxford University this year after a demanding testing and interview procedure. 12 students have offers, which from a year-group of 200 is a pretty stunning percentage. It includes 3 from Fairfield and students who joined us from St Katherines, Ashton Park, QEH and Downend as well as SMRT students. Now they just need to get the grades! This trumps our previous high of 11 Oxbridge successes two years ago and sets the bar very high for future years. As always, there were equally outstanding students who Oxford and Cambridge managed to miss, but who will be carrying on to other top Universities that can consider themselves lucky to get their hands on them. A further group of very able students have applied directly to Medical Schools and Russell Group Universities around the country.

This has been a very interesting year for University applications, with the increased tuition fees due to come in next year. Although we do our best to make clear that University isn't for everybody, and to support students in preparing for work or other forms of study if that is their choice, it has been striking that the significant majority of our students have not been deterred from applying, and can see the value in working hard to get into the best possible course and university that they can in order to ensure value for money.


If you want to know more about the new system, and to think through the pros and cons of Higher Education carefully, then there are some useful links in the 6th form area of the website.