Ten of Richard Huish College’s highest achievers could be set for either Oxford or Cambridge University (subject to grades) in a wide range of subjects. An equal split have received the offers for the elite universities with five hoping to get into Oxford and five hoping to get into Cambridge.

The Students that have their sights set on Oxford include; Kitty Debieux who has been offered a degree in English Language and Literature at Exeter College, Rhiannon Petteford who has an offer to study History and Czech with Slovak at The Queen’s College, Albie Smith who has an offer for Chemistry at St Anne’s, Abby Pridden who has an offer for Law at Corpus Christi and lastly Izzie Farrance who has an offer to study Medicine at Trinity College.

Receiving offers from Cambridge are; Misha Medvedev who has been awarded a place to do Chemical Engineering at Trinity College, Pascal Lasnier who has an offer to do Engineering at St Catharine’s College, Ben Grischeff who has an offer for Human, Social and Political Science at Homerton, Freddie Lindsey-Coombs who has an offer for History at Gonville and Caius and finally Emma Canavan who hopes to study Law at Clare College.

Recently Huish hosted, the Oxbridge Parents’ Evening where a selection of their Lower Sixth and some of the most gifted Year 11s from partner schools were invited. Huish Assistant Principal, Colin Barnard introduced the evening of talks aimed at those considering a future at Oxford or Cambridge. Oxford graduate and current Huish Student Liaison Officer, Liam Edwards shared his experience as a student. Izzy Sanders a Cambridge University representative from Trinity Hall, detailed the extensive admission process candidates go through and Richard Jones, Progression and Learning Centre Manager at Huish shared information about their Careers Programme and the advice and support available for those wishing to make a competitive application.

Richard shared: “An application to Oxford or Cambridge University requires dedication to academic studies and a commitment to a significant amount time spent on Academic Enrichment. This Enrichment is open to students as soon as they have they decide to join Huish and is aimed at supporting students to develop skills in analysis, reasoning, independent research, evaluation, logic and problem solving. This includes expert advice on interview skills and early application deadlines, the opportunity to complete an Extended Project Qualification, participate in trips to both Oxford and Cambridge Universities and take part in specific medical preparation classes. This added support from day one certainly helps our students make a competitive application.”

To find out more about the Careers Programme at Huish you can attend their next Open Event on 3rd March 2020 or visit www.huish.ac.uk.