at Felsted have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge Universities for
courses beginning in September 2014. Hugh Evans, 17 from Great Bardfield, has
been offered a place at Balliol College, Oxford, to read Classical Archaeology
and Ancient History. Eliz Peck, 18 from Black Notley, is looking to achieve the
grades to read History at Trinity Hall, Cambridge whilst Dan Benson, 18 from
Danbury, has received an open offer to study Physics at Oxford.
All three pupils
have used Felsted’s co-curricular provision to its full extent; in particular,
the Model United Nations programme. Hugh will act as Secretary General at the
Felsted MUN in March. He has also been involved with the Round Square
initiative and recently took part in a trip to the Magic Bus foundation in
Mumbai. Magic Bus is a charity set up by Old Felstedian Matthew Spacie which
helps disadvantaged children in India.
her academic achievements and MUN work, finds time to captain the 1st
team Tennis. Dan plays for the 1st Hockey team. All three are
grateful for the co-curricular support they have received during their time at
Felsted, which has helped hugely in their application process.
Of course, it is
mainly the academic side of life at Felsted that has helped them achieve these
offers, and the trio commented, “We are all thrilled to have received offers
and want to thank our tutors and also Mr Pathak for their help and support - we
couldn’t ask for anything more. We’re going to put our heads down now and make
sure we get the grades!”
offers excellent provision for those applying to Oxbridge, with students
attending Oxbridge-style tutorials in their chosen fields. The wide variety of
co-curricular opportunities at Felsted helps prepare its students for all
university applications, through the provision of activities such as Model
United Nations which endeavours to ensure its students leave Felsted as fully
informed global citizens.
Pathak, Head of History and the School’s Senior Scholarship Co-Ordinator,
commented, “With entrance to Oxbridge an increasingly competitive process,
these students have done fantastically well to secure their offers - they are a
credit to the School!”
90% of Felsted Upper Sixth Leavers achieved their first or second choice
university, with some of the most popular destinations being; Edinburgh, King’s
London, Bristol and Nottingham.
Notes to Editor:
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Date of Issue: 14/01/2014