10th January 2014: Brentwood School
students are celebrating early offers to some of the country’s top universities
including 11 sought-after offers to Oxford and Cambridge. The deadline for students applying for university or college this
autumn is not until 6pm on Wednesday 15 January.
20 students have achieved the accolade of receiving offers on all five of their
university choices before the
Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) application deadline closes. One A2 student and another
International Baccalaureate student are sitting on unconditional offers. Of the
11 students already in receipt of Oxbridge offers, seven are for Oxford and
four for Cambridge.
Mr Ian Davies congratulated all Upper Sixth students on a bumper year with
offers coming in thick and fast from top universities reflecting the wide range
of subject interests and abilities of Brentwood students. Last year’s success
included eight students attending Oxford and Cambridge and 12 students reading
the highly competitive subjects of medicine and law.
Davies said this achievement was down to the importance of early identification
by teachers of a student’s potential and excellent GCSE and IGCSE results. “We
strongly believe in the potential of all our pupils and nurture their
intellectual abilities right from the moment they start at Brentwood; ten of
the successful Oxbridge applicants have been attending Brentwood for the past seven
academic focus and passion of both the students, their teachers and their
Oxbridge mentors has paid dividends. Their hard work and commitment has been
supported by twilight Critical Thinking sessions, dedicated extra and
challenging material in lessons, and extra-curricular preparation for the
all-important entrance interviews and tests.
Davies also praised the whole year group’s motivation and the support and
advice they were given by teachers throughout the UCAS process. “Of overriding
importance is an articulate passion for the subject, and reading and research
beyond the examination specifications.”
wish all our Upper Sixth students good luck in the next few months as they prepare
for their final exams”, he added.
11 successful Oxbridge applicants include a mixture of A Level and
International Baccalaureate candidates and cover a wide range of subjects
including Classics, Physics, Medicine Engineering, Chemical Engineering,
Computation, PPE, Biology and French.
For further information please contact:
Judith Bailey, Communications Manager,
Brentwood School, Tel: 01277 243 246
Notes to editors:
Forward looking -
Brentwood School is at the forefront of independent
education, providing first class opportunities for its pupils. Founded in 1557,
the School statutes were signed by John Donne in 1622, declaring that pupils
should be instructed in Virtue, Learning and Manners; values still embodied
today. Combining inspirational modern teaching with traditional values, the School
aims to provide a first rate education. Brentwood offers extensive
extra-curricular opportunities, including excellence in sport, music and drama,
the largest optional Combined Cadet Force in the country and a high level of
participation in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
Brentwood School educates over 1500 pupils from aged 3 to 18,
providing an all-round educational opportunity and delivering a first rate
academic experience. It is renowned for its rare co-educational system using
the Diamond Model, which means boys and girls are taught together until the age of 11, separately
from 11-16, and together again in the
Sixth Form. The School has introduced IGCSEs and, in the Sixth Form, the option
of the International Baccalaureate to provide the most rigorous and stimulating
study opportunities to its pupils.