Bright futures lie ahead for studious sixth-formers
Today they may be studying A-levels but these young women could become leading scientists, linguists, politicians, lawyers and economists who shape the future.
That’s because the five Highworth Grammar School sixth formers here have all been offered places at either Oxford or Cambridge universities.
The Year 13 students at the Quantock Drive, Ashford school were offered their places last week, and will now need to study hard to make sure they achieve the top grades needed to realise their ambitions.
Sophie Ball has been offered a place to study modern and medieval languages at Cambridge, which would involve a year studying abroad.
According to the university, graduates have gone on to work with prestigious organisations like the BBC World Service, Unicef and leading accountancy firm KPMG.
Alannah King has also been offered a place to study at Cambridge with a chance to read natural sciences. The university says many of its students go on to lead research in pharmaceutical and chemistry industries.
Meanwhile Ivy Manning has been offered a place to study phi- losophy, politics and economics at Oxford, which could see her following in the footsteps of figures like Prime Minister David Cameron and Ashford’s MP Damian Green.
Hannah Rooke has been offered a place to study law at Oxford, which could open up a career as a top solicitor or barrister in the future.
Finally Naomi Wilson has been offered a place to study econom- ics at Cambridge, which could open doors to a career at major banks like Barclays or firms like Deloitte.
Highworth’s head of sixth form Susan Welch said: “We are very proud of our strong record of student success in Higher Education applications.
“It is great to see our students aspiring to study on the most competitive courses and achieving success.”
‘We are very proud of our strong record of student success’
Sophie Ball, Alannah King, Ivy Manning, Hannah Rooke and Naomi Wilson, all pupils at Highworth Grammar School, have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge Universities