Your News: Celebrations after 10 Oxbridge offers are made
The students have received offers for a wide range of courses, from engineering, mathematics and chemistry, to fine art and classics.
“The competition for places at these leading universities is fierce,” says headmaster Nigel Lashbrook. “They are looking for exceptional applicants, students who are not only at the top of their class academically, but are also passionate about their studies and have done a lot of independent work around their subject.”
He continued: “This year’s Oxbridge successes are just one indication of how we nurture our students’ academic talents and pique their interest to learn more, as well as developing their communication skills to be able to really stand out from the crowd, to be offered not only places at Oxbridge, but also at leading universities across the world.”
Oakham’s success comes swiftly after the appointment of the school’s new Oxbridge mentor Adam Rothwell, who said: “I’m delighted that so many deserving students have received Oxbridge offers this year. Each of them has worked incredibly hard to get to this stage, with many students succeeding academically at the same time as representing the school at a high level in music and sport. This is a really impressive achievement.”
Cambridge have offered seven places to Oakham School students including Bob Cliffe, who will be reading mathematics at Pembroke College. Bob is no stranger to Cambridge University, having spent a week training in Quantum Physics there during the summer, having won the prestigious Senior Physics Challenge. Other students offered places at Cambridge include Monty Fynn, Alistair Golby, Misha Knight, Gregory Sale, Adrian Patenge and Laura Steere. Oxford have offered places to Lachlan Black, Briana Che and Anson Yip .