Strong 2020 Oxbridge Offers Span Science and Arts Subjects

Strong 2020 Oxbridge Offers Span Science and Arts Subjects

A dozen Upper Sixth Form students have received offers to join the 50 plus Old Caterhamians currently studying at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

From Chemistry to Experimental Psychology and Mathematics to Engineering, this year’s set of offers saw a strong showing for science subjects. Caterham’s Sixth Form day and boarding girls have shown their mettle in STEM subjects with Hazel receiving an offer to read Engineering at Cambridge, Annie to read Mathematics at Cambridge, Selina to read Physics at Oxford and Polina to read Chemistry at Oxford.

Classics and English also met with success, with four of this year’s offers covering these arts subjects.  For the second year running the Classics department achieved a 100 per cent success rate with all applicants receiving an Oxbridge offer.

Said Ceri Jones, Headmaster: “We always prioritise supporting our young people to take the path that is right for them as they progress on from the School, whatever that be. This is a huge achievement for our pupils who have not missed a beat across a busy academic, sporting and co-curricular programme – they have my warm congratulations.

 We are proud of our record of securing Oxbridge offers, but it is just one measure of success. It does, however, say something important about the academic ambition and experience of the school which benefits all pupils whatever their own particular journey may turn out to be.”

Despite students’ recent successes in gaining highly competitive degree apprenticeships, including with BP and EY, Oxbridge remains a popular and successful path for Caterhamians. This week the school welcomed Richard Partington (Senior Tutor, Churchill College, Cambridge) and Mark Wormauld (Senior Tutor at Corpus Christi, Oxford) as the Lower Sixth began their academic enrichment and application process in earnest for 2021.

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