It’s been another successful year for King’s Sixth Formers, with six students securing university offers from Oxford and Cambridge. This takes the total number of offers received from the two universities over the past four years to thirty-three.
Applying to Oxford and Cambridge requires a great deal of hard work and dedication not only from pupils, but also from members of staff who provide encouragement and support, additional tuition and interview preparation. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in this process for their ongoing support.
The pupils receiving offers this year are as follows:
- Sam Galvin (OV) – Economics and Management – St Hugh’s College, Oxford
- Tom Hale – Natural Sciences (Biological) – Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
- Jia Jie Huang – Chemistry – Worcester College, Oxford
- Theo Osmond (OV) – Biochemistry – New College, Oxford
- Isobel Cree – French and Spanish – Merton College, Oxford
- Archie Jury – Music – Oriel College, Oxford
Archie Jury will join his sister, Imogen Jury (OV) who is currently studying Medicine at Brasenose College, Oxford.
Sam Galvin joined King’s at Sixth Form and has applied during his gap year. He has secured a place to read Economics and Management, which is the most competitive course at Oxford based on the number of applicants per place.
Upon receiving his offer to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge, Tom Hale said: “I want a career in cutting-edge genetic research and getting an offer from Cambridge gives me a fantastic spring board for that. I am very excited.”
Jia Jie Huang has been offered a place to study Chemistry at Oxford. He said: “I was absolutely elated when I discovered that I had been offered a place at Oxford University. The thought that one of the top universities in the world appreciated my passion for Chemistry really boosted my self-esteem. Who could have guessed that the person who obtained the lowest score for Chemistry in Year 7 would go on to read the same subject at university six years later? Special thanks go to everybody who has taught me in the Chemistry department, for making me fall in love with a subject that I once found impossible, as well as Mr Longley for motivating me every step of the way. As somebody who wants to go into research in the future, this is a massive step forward for me; I have no doubts that Oxford will provide the guidance to allow for this to happen, on top of keeping up my skills on the piano.”
Archie Jury has received an offer from Oxford to study Music and said: “I am absolutely delighted with my offer to study Music at Oriel College, Oxford. It has been a long and difficult process involving five days of interviews and auditions as well as a large portfolio of essays and compositions. I would like to thank all my music teachers with their support in helping me with my application. At Oxford I anticipate joining the prestigious OUDS and gather experience producing shows in a professional setting.”
Isobel Cree has received an offer from Oxford. She said: “I’m really thrilled about my offer to read French and Spanish at Oxford, which will be so beneficial to my plans for a career in translation and interpreting. The course’s exciting opportunities to study regional dialects and historical literature have fascinated me since before joining King’s in the Sixth Form. I’m very grateful to the school for assisting me throughout every stage of the application process, especially with an external practice interview organised by Mr Ball, which greatly improved my reasoning skills.”
Duncan King, Academic Deputy Head, said “I’d like to offer my congratulations to all of our students who have worked incredibly hard to secure their offers. Candidates face very fierce competition to secure undergraduate places at both Oxford and Cambridge and each offer gained is an outstanding achievement.”
King's provides an extensive programme of preparation for Oxford and Cambridge applicants which begins in the Lower Sixth; this includes open day visits, detailed advice on making applications, entrance test practice, and mock interviews.