A high number of Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students are celebrating offers to study at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. 23 students, from across Hampshire, have received offers to study at the highly-selective, world renowned universities this year.
17 students have received offers from the University of Oxford and six have been offered places by the University of Cambridge, with students earning offers for a range of subjects from Modern and Medieval Languages through to Medicine and to Mathematics.
Local School Success
A number of the students that received offers this year joined Barton Peveril from the same secondary school.
Three students previously studied at Bitterne Park School: Alex Goody has an offer to study Materials Science at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford; Rebecca Mitchell was offered a place to study Biomedical Science at St. Hugh’s College, University of Oxford; and Emma Jenkin is set to study Geography at the University of Cambridge’s Queen’s College.
Former Wyvern College pupils Amy Tyler and Dan Kimber received offers to study Mathematics and Law, respectively, at the University of Oxford.
Eve Agard and Dolly Richardson, both formerly of St. Anne’s Catholic School, were offered places from the University of Oxford. Agard to study English Language and Literature at Exeter College and Richardson to study Geography.
Applemore College leavers Bethany Longworth and Rebekah Rhodes also received offers from the University of Oxford, to study Medicine at Corpus Christi College and Earth Science, respectively. Oliver Broad, also of Applemore College, received an offer from the University of Cambridge to study Natural Sciences at Corpus Christi College.
University of Oxford
The University of Oxford also offered places to former The King’s School, Sholing graduate Molly Bartlett to study Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and to Saint George Catholic College graduate Isabelle Mills to study English at Worcester College.
In addition, Priestlands School alumni Geena Morris received an offer to study English, Cams Hill’s former pupil Declan Osborn was offered a place to study Computer Science, and former Portchester Community School pupil Amy Stokes received an offer to study Biology.
Former Crestwood Community School pupil Charlie Wall and The Hamble School’s former pupil Eloise Green also received offers to study Mathematics and Chemistry at Wadham College, respectively. Hannah Cooper, of Swanmore College, also received an offer, to study Medicine at the University’s Worcester College.
University of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge offered places on the Natural Sciences course to former Upper Shirley High School pupil Thomas Gilbert, on the Modern and Medieval Languages course to Crofton School graduate Sam Martin, and Bridgemary School leaver Serena Day on the Psychological and Behavioural Sciences course at Clare College, Christ’s College, and Newnham College, respectively. Ben Campbell, previously a pupil at The Henry Cort Community College, also received an offer, to study Computer Science at St. Catherine’s College.
Barton Peveril Principal’s Praise
Speaking on the success of the 23 Barton Peveril students, Principal Jonathan Prest said:
‘I am delighted we have broken our record for the number of students winning offers to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, for the second year running! Very many congratulations to those individuals, and of course to the teachers, mentors, families and friends who have accompanied and supported them on this journey.
‘How the college encourages aspiration, provides challenge, and helps to meet the individual needs of its students, is just one measure of the quality and culture of Barton Peveril. Today we are celebrating academic excellence and incredibly high achievement. On another might have been outstanding sporting or artistic achievements, volunteering and charity work or opportunities to demonstrate leadership.
‘Our students have shown here that background, income, gender, ethnicity and other protected characteristics, do not and should not prevent students aiming for the top.’