‘Oxbridge’ Application Successes 2016!

Congratulations to Grosvenor pupils Susannah Ashfield, Medani Elshibly and Ryan Simpson, all Upper Sixth, each of whom have received conditional offers to pursue their tertiary education at either Oxford or Cambridge University from September 2016.

For all three students the application process began during the summer and into September of 2015, with extensive additional reading required in order to compose a very academically focused personal statement for the middle of October. Following this all three pupils were required to sit demanding entrance exams, specific to their particular chosen courses, in early November – the BMAT exam in Susannah and Medani’s case, and the MAT assessment for Ryan. Upon completion of these exam papers invitations for interview – two in Susannah and Medani’s case, and four for Ryan - were distributed at the beginning of December for later in the month, based on a criteria which considered previous academic performance, personal statements, entrance exam scores and references.

Despite the rigours of the application and interview process all three pupils were rewarded for their efforts in the form of their final offers, with Susannah receiving her offer to study Medical Sciences at Trinity College, Cambridge, Medani being offered a place to study Medical Sciences at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and Ryan receiving the opportunity to read Mathematics and Statistics at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford. In the case of all three pupils, their places are conditional on them achieving at least two A* and one A grade in their A2 examinations this summer.

Well done to all three pupils who now have the ultimate motivation heading into the final few months of their A Level studies. In addition credit is due to Grosvenor teacher Ms Emma Lunny who has coordinated the Oxbridge application process within the school this year, as well as the various members of the Careers department who assisted the successful triumvirate in the writing of their application forms and in preparation for their interviews.

Well done to Susannah, Medani and Ryan on their incredible achievements and all at Grosvenor now wish them the best of luck as they continue their A2 studies over the coming months.

Left to right: Upper Sxth pupils Ryan Simpson, Susannah Ashfield and Medani Elshibly, pictured alongside Dr. Vasey, each of whom have received conditional ofers to study at either Oxford or Cambridge University from September 2016.