This is a nerve-wracking time for
many school pupils up and down the country as those who have applied for university
entry are all too aware.
The deadline for university
applications was 15th January, however, Loretto School pupils are
already celebrating a wide range of exciting offers.
At this early stage, many Loretto
pupils have four or five offers to choose between, from universities such as
Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, UCL, Warwick, Keele, Napier, Glasgow,
Exeter and Manchester.
After sitting challenging
entrance exams and interviews, two Loretto pupils have secured unconditional
offers for October 2015. Johanna Dieffenbacher (17 from
Pathhead, Midlothian), to read Spanish with Portuguese at St Hugh’s College,
Oxford and Miranda Smith (18 from Samuelston, East Lothian), to read Medicine
at Newnham College, Cambridge.
In addition to traditional
subjects such as Geography, History, Modern Languages and the sciences, Loretto
pupils choose diverse and stimulating degrees. This year alone, they are
looking forward to reading: Rural management; Business and Accounting; Geology;
Corporate Finance; Creative Advertising; International Relations; Philosophy;
Psychology; Sport and exercise science; Musical Theatre; Engineering and
Dr Graham Hawley, Headmaster at Loretto School
commented, “We are very proud of the achievements of all our pupils. Loretto
School boasts a remarkable university entry success rate with 97% of pupils
entering their choice of university and it was recently announced that it was
in the top 7% of all schools for adding academic value at A level.”