Oxbridge Offers for Felsted Pupils
16th January 2014

Three students 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.



Eliz, alongside 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!”


Felsted 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.


Rakesh 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!”


Last year, 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:

·         For more information on the Round Square, please visit:

·         For more information on Magic Bus, please visit:

For further information please contact Sophy Aitken on or Rob Short at or on 01371 822647


Date of Issue: 14/01/2014

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