Four of King’s College Taunton’s top academic students were celebrating this week when they heard they had been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. William Cashmore has been offered a place at The Queen’s College, Oxford to read Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Matthew Thorne will be heading to Peterhouse, Cambridge to read to Economics, and Guy Torrance, who left the school last summer, has been offered a place to read Medicine at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
Grace Albery has a place to read Psychology and Linguistics at Worcester College, Oxford, where she has also gained a choral scholarship. Grace completes a hat trick for the Albery family, following in the footsteps of older siblings Greg and Emily, who also gained places at Oxford.
Greg Albery went to Keble, getting a first in Biological Sciences. He is now doing a PhD in parasite resistance and inbreeding in deer at Edinburgh University. Emily Albery is in her final year at Somerville College studying Experimental Psychology. Emily is a choral scholar in the Somerville choir and also runs the Oxford Belles, an all girls’ choir who were voted best a capella group in last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, winning the Derek Trophy.
Benefiting from an excellent programme of careers and UCAS application support from experienced and dedicated staff, our students have gone on to study at some of the best universities in the UK and further afield. Head of History and Oxbridge Tutor, Patrick Scanlan, and Head of Sixth Form, Oliver Ridley, have both played a huge part in assisting pupils through this process.
Headmaster, Richard Biggs, said: “Academic excellence lies at the very heart of life at King’s, and it is extremely pleasing to see two of the best universities in the world recognise the talent, hard work and dedication of some of our most gifted pupils. We have had a terrific run of Oxbridge success over the years, which is to the credit of the hardworking students and the excellent staff who teach them”.
Pictured: Grace Albery, William Cashmore and Matthew Thorne (photographer: Steve King)