‘Oxbridge’ Application Successes!

Congratulations to Grosvenor pupils Daniel Mayhew, Zoe Harrison, Paul Pruzina and David Thompson, all Upper Sixth, each of whom have received conditional offers to pursue their studies at either Oxford or Cambridge University from September 2015.

For all four pupils the application process began during the summer, with extensive additional reading required in order to compose a very academically focused personal statement.  In addition Daniel and Zoe were required to spend four days participating in a rigorous interview process in Oxford, which involved three interviews for Daniel and four for Zoe, including one in French in the case of the latter.  For David and Paul, meanwhile, they were necessitated to attend two interviews in Cambridge at the beginning of December, following the completion of their personal statements in September.

Despite the rigours of the applications and interview process the work of all four pupils was rewarded in the form of their final offers, with Daniel and Zoe now both requiring three ‘A’ grades to study Law at St. Peter’s College and Merton College, Oxford, respectively, Paul needing two A*s and A, as well as two ‘1’s in the University’s internal ‘STEP’ examinations, to secure his place to study Maths at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and David seeking two A*s (in Chemistry and Maths) and an A to study Natural Sciences at Corpus Christ College, Cambridge. 

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

Well done to Daniel, Zoe, Paul and David on their successful applications and we now wish them the best of luck as they set about securing the necessary grades in their A Level studies between now and the end of the academic year.

Left to right:  Upper Sixth pupils David Thompson, Paul Pruzina, Daniel Mayhew and Zoe Harrison, pictured alongside Dr. Vasey, who have each received conditional offers to study at either Oxford or Cambridge University from September 2015