King's Worcester

4 February

Oxbridge Success for King’s Sixth Form Pupils

We are exceptionally proud to share the recent news of Oxbridge success as well as other brilliant achievements by our Upper Sixth students.

Many congratulations to five King’s students who have been offered conditional places to study at the UK’s two leading higher education institutions – The University of Oxford and The University of Cambridge. Charlie M hopes to head to The University of Oxford to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics and Bronnie E plans to also join Charlie at The University of Oxford to study Classics and Oriental Studies. Nicole S, Zoe K and Philippa W all have their sights set on the University of Cambridge where Nicole will study Medicine; Zoe, History and Philippa, English.

Competition for places at Oxbridge both from pupils in the UK and internationally have been stronger than ever and so we are incredibly proud that well over thirty-eight King’s students have been offered places over the past six years.

Alongside this is the commitment these five Oxbridge students have made to school life and extra-curricular activities at King’s Worcester. Amongst them you will find a singer-songwriter who has produced her own EP, the Green Party Candidate in the School Mock Elections and a CCF Sergeant and Head of the Debating Society.

Together with these students there are many other notable achievements, including Imogen G who was offered 11 unconditional Sports Scholarships at universities in America. England U18 hockey star, Imogen, has just returned from a tour of Michigan State University, The University of Louisville and Wake Forest University where she has been offered three “Full-Ride” Sports Scholarships. After her university course Imogen hopes to pursue a career in Sports Psychology and coaching.

Imogen added; “I have always been a firm believer in hard work and it’s great to now start to reap the rewards of this. I’m really excited to be going to America. It’s such an amazing opportunity, the standard of academic study, alongside the facilities and student athlete support is first-class. The training schedules are intense with 20 hours a week on pitch, five hours strength and conditioning gym work and three games a week but I’m really excited. I know this will give me a great platform to further my career in hockey.”

When asked about what she will miss most about King’s when she leaves, Imogen added.

“I’ve been at King’s since I was two and will really miss the King’s community. I never ever thought I’d be going to America and King’s has given me the confidence to pursue my passion for hockey. I’m so grateful for the support I’ve received from so many of the staff.”

Many other students have been equally as happy, such as Head Boy and captain of the U18 Rugby XI, Hamish Stigant, who lifted the trophy at the Modus Cup and appeared in the chorus of Made in Dagenham. Hamish is currently studying History, Politics and Economics A-levels and is planning to study Business and Management with a year aboard. Fellow pupil Skye Weaver, who was lead role in Made in Dagenham, and performed in the recent Gold Arts Award “Make a Wish” dance showcase also hopes to head to university to study Business Management having received four conditional offers.

It is particularly pleasing to see such a widespread of courses across Midwifery, Law, Veterinary Sciences, Dentistry, Criminology, Speech and Language Therapy, Biomedical Sciences, Architecture, Forensic Sciences and many other subject areas. Every department within the school has enjoyed success.

Well done to all students.