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King’s College is celebrating one of its best ever set of Oxbridge offers this week. Three current and three recently-left students have been offered places at Oxford or Cambridge Colleges for September 2019.

The offers are: Bailey Cameron, Oriel College, Oxford, to read biochemistry; Eliza Chapple, Wadham College Oxford, to read Chinese studies; Lorcan Cudlip-Cook, Lincoln College, Oxford, to read English; Edward Hayden-Briffett, Robinson College, Cambridge, to read Modern and Medieval Languages; Rudi Smith, Exeter College, Oxford to read mathematics; and Toby Vickers, Pembroke College, Oxford, to read mathematics.

Two of the candidates have unconditional offers, the others still need to achieve the grades required by the colleges in their A level exams. Our pupils benefit from an excellent programme of careers and UCAS application support from experienced and dedicated staff, who have played a huge part in these successes.

Commenting, Head of Sixth Form, Oliver Ridley said: “One of the great pleasures of my job is working alongside students with the ambition and courage to apply for really competitive university courses. I am always hugely impressed with the time and thought our sixth formers put into their applications, because there is no shortcut to an Oxbridge place. And at this moment I am simply delighted for these six young people. All of the successful candidates have been at King’s College from year 9, and four of them (Bailey, Eliza, Edward and Toby) were students at King’s Hall School as well.”

Headmaster, Richard Biggs commented: “This is a bumper year for Oxbridge offers at King’s College. The result underlines our credentials as a school which values and nurtures the academic potential of students, and encourages academically ambitious boys and girls to explore well beyond the confines of the formal curriculum. I am particularly pleased by the breadth of subjects in which our students have succeeded. These successful students have been inspired by their excellent teachers and have been supported by a far-ranging programme of academic enrichment at the school. I congratulate them warmly on their achievements and wish those whose places still depend on their results well for the A level campaign that lies ahead.” He added: “We’re delighted by the fact that four of the six pupils came from our prep school, King’s Hall, demonstrating the benefits and potential that a continuous ‘two to eighteen’ education can offer. The schools share a common foundation and ethos, providing a wonderful, seamless transition for children moving from prep schools and primary schools at age 11.”

The photo shows from left to right, Eliza Chapple, Edward Hayden-Briffet, and Bailey Cameron