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Oxbridge Offers

Reading School celebrates another strong year of Oxbridge applications, with 22 students in receipt of offers across a wide range of competitive subjects.

This success extends beyond just Oxbridge, as 79% of our students have received offers from Russell Group universities, with many still awaiting decisions.

List of Oxbridge students:

University of Oxford

Kiran. B

Mathematics and Computer Science

Daniel. H

Computer Science

Hussain. I

Mathematics

Alexander. L

Music

Ayush. S

Medicine

John. S

French and Beginners' Russian

Conrad. S

Music (Organ Scholarship)

James. W

Geography

Laurence. Y

Ancient and Modern History

 

University of Cambridge

Daniel. C

Mathematics

Sanskar. D

Engineering

Arkin. F

Mathematics

Dev. G

Economics

Jack. H

Natural Sciences

Peter. I

Computer Science

Ethan. J

Classics

Aditya. K

Engineering

Eugene. L

Chemical Engineering (via Engineering)

Apoorv. P

Mathematics

Shreyas P

Mathematics

Abiel. T

Mathematics

Beck. W

History

Mr A Lloyd (Head of Sixth Form and Assistant Head) said,

“This academic year, more than most, has been very challenging for our students as they have faced a great deal of uncertainty and greater competition for fewer places at elite universities. They should be immensely proud of their resilience and for the outstanding success they have achieved this year.

I am also very grateful to our outstanding Sixth Form team of tutors, who have supported our students so brilliantly through this cycle of applications; to our Sixth Form Leadership group who have reviewed countless applications, especially Mr D Whitehorn, who is the UCAS lead; to Mrs J Pickering, who has put in untold hours supporting the medical students; and to Mrs J Chhokar and Miss P Hutchinson in the Society Office for arranging practice interviews for every single Oxbridge applicant, as well as Mrs E Turner for arranging all the early entrant exams. The students’ success could not have happened without them.”

Mr A M Robson (Headmaster) said,

“Academic excellence is one of Reading School's core values and I would like to firstly, congratulate every student who applied for Oxbridge or medical-related courses.  This is a highly competitive and rigorous journey, under normal circumstances, so I admire you undertaking this under the current conditions, demonstrating resilience and determination.

Competition for places at Oxford and Cambridge is notoriously fierce and I want to congratulate each student who has been offered a place at Oxford or Cambridge as well as medical schools, you should be rightfully proud and celebrate this achievement, after months of preparation.

We are also delighted by the 336 offers currently received from top universities including some unconditional offers.  Currently, the University of Exeter has offered 29 places; University of Warwick 26 places; and University of Bristol 42 places, to name a few.  We continue to wait patiently with our Year 13 applicants for medical courses, who are still awaiting offers and universities that send out offers, slightly later than others.

These results are testimony to the talent of our pupils and the expertise and dedication of our Sixth Form Team and staff, led by Mr A Lloyd.  We owe a real debt of gratitude to our alumni as well as former parents who continue to support our candidates. I am extremely pleased that we maintain this level of connection with Old Redingensians who continue to want to return to support existing students in this way via the Society Office.”

We would like to share some feedback from students that not only demonstrates their maturity, but their resilience:

“This interview process was very helpful and I am always grateful to Reading School for going above and beyond with helping me with everything.   Mrs Pickering helped me and a lot of the medical applicants throughout this process a lot. She did preparation classes, ran many personal statement days through summer and was always available if we needed help, this will certainly be extremely helpful for any future medics.”

Neville I (13MK)

“I just wanted to say for those waiting to hear back from Oxford tomorrow, good luck. Even if the outcome isn't what you're hoping for, it's still a fantastic achievement to have made it to the interview stage and there are countless opportunities elsewhere that aren't from Oxford. I also wanted to say on behalf of myself and many other students a big thank you to Jasbir Chhokar for organising interviews with ORs promptly as well as to all form tutors and subject teachers who looked through countless personal statements - I'm sure many future years of Reading School students will come to benefit when applying for universities with the support provided.” 

Swapnanil D (13DAW)

“I'd like to say a huge thank you to all of the staff who have helped me through this process, from Mrs Pickering who has dedicated so much time and effort into helping us through our medicine applications to the Society Office who arranged some really helpful mock interviews which really let me know what to expect in the real thing.”

Ayush S (13JM)

“Mr Whitehorn provided additional sessions on source materials and marked a History Admissions Assessment that I attempted. Mr Robson provided additional HAT prep sessions and a 1-1 session on interviews, which was extremely beneficial, and I am very grateful for.”

Beck Walker (13AC)

“Dear Mrs Smith, Today I heard back from Cambridge and I just wanted to tell you that i have got a conditional offer to study there at Magdalene college. To say the least, this couldn't have been possible without your help and guidance throughout the process. I am really grateful for all the advice that you have given to me, I know for sure this wouldn't be possible without it.”

Once again thanks a lot for your help!

Thank you, Mrs Chhokar, for all your help in arranging mock interviews etc, it wouldn’t have been possible without it.”

Dev G (13AC)

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