Higher Education Round-up
Overall, there have been 151 pupils applying for higher education through UCAS this year with the vast majority receiving offers from their favoured universities with Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Birmingham, and Manchester being particularly popular.
Of these, eight pupils are now in receipt of offers to study veterinary science or medicine. These extremely competitive degree courses receive thousands of applications and we are delighted to have supported our pupils through the demanding application process.
Congratulations also to the four pupils (Dom Booth - EDF, Tim Bradley -EPSRC, Ross Tatham -3TRPD and Farrell Tatam - Renishaw) who have secured a Year in Industry placement, gaining high-quality, paid work experience before they go to university.
The Art Department are also delighted with their success rate with all Upper Sixth pupils who applied for a place at Art School receiving offers, some of which were from very prestigious institutions including Central St Martin’s, Goldsmith’s and Ravensbourne.
The Drama Department report that Georgina Fox, last year’s leaver, has an offer from Italia Conte having just completed a foundation course; Libby Hollingshead has been accepted by the Fourth Monkey Theatre Company and Lou Duff has been accepted into The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to study Musical Theatre, whilst Ana Carter is presently studying Stage Management at RADA.
Of course, last term we congratulated the seven pupils who secured offers from either Oxford or Cambridge, to join the 23 former pupils already studying there.
The Careers Department are now preparing for the next round of applications starting with the our Higher Education Conference and Post Dauntsey’s Planning Days for the current Lower Sixth taking place shortly after half-term.
In the meantime, in order to make those offers, I am sure everyone is revising hard and I hope that the exam season goes extremely well!
James O'Hanlon, Head of Careers