Record-breaking collection of children off to Oxbridge from BHASVIC in Hove
4:00am Friday 31st January 2014 in Education
a faculty is celebrating a record-breaking year for the variety of students who’ve gained an area on the country’s most prestigious universities.
The scholars from Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College (BHASVIC) in Hove have gained their places at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
This year’s cohort eclipsed the former record set in 2011 when 25 students were accepted to review at Oxbridge.
Dillan Saunders, one in every of BHASVIC’s 34 students who’ve made the grade, said: “Receiving my offer from Cambridge University was an immense moment which i’ll always remember.
“I am the primary person in my family to visit university, so we’re all delighted.
“I feel really spurred directly to study harder and await a future career in science.”
Success rates coincide with the introduction of a brand new tutor group system this year, specifically to support Oxbridge candidates and for college kids applying for medical and veterinary university courses.
Ellen Birch, who has a spot to review languages at King’s College, Cambridge University, said: “The support i’ve got received at BHASVIC have been fantastic as without that encouragement i wouldn’t were confident enough to use.
“I find it amazing to think i have been given the chance to check at King’s College.”
Meanwhile, former Blatchington Mill student Isabel Lowe-Zinola has secured an area to check modern and medieval languages at Newnham College in Cambridge.
She said: “Applying to Cambridge was a thrilling but undoubtedly daunting experience.
“Of course, being given a proposal to review my favourite subject at and renowned university made all of it worth it.
“The support provided by BHASVIC, including meetings, visits from admissions tutors and interview practice, made the full process much simpler and easier than it could otherwise were and i’m very grateful for it.”
The opposite students offered places are Lara Busby, Jane Grant, Oliver Pickard, Jack Hoyle, Harry Roberts, Henry Nurick, Joe Powell, George Siddens, George Moore, Ellie Love, Tom Hughes, Edmund MacKeith, Michael Palmer, Adela Grant-Ryle, Ellie Bishop, Tula Geliot, Natasha Michael, Rob Day, Joe Issacs, Cleodie Rickard, Tim Henshall, Edward Conway, Richard Johnson, Ana Groom, Prashan Vicneswaran, Frances Livesey, Joseph O’Neill, Bethan Davies, Dan Gunn, Robert Hyder-Wilson and Richard Johnson.
Headteacher Chris Thomson said: “Our Oxbridge students have done outstandingly well this year.
“I am immensely pleased with them, the lecturers who’ve directly supported and encouraged them and all our students, teachers and support staff who work flat out to create a community of learning of which we’re all proud.”