Bright fu­tures lie ahead for stu­dious sixth-for­m­ers

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Inspectors’ Damning Report On Care Home - By Ai­dan Bar­low

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

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