De­light as six clinch Oxbridge study of­fer

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS - RHI­AN­NON MCDOWALL

THE King’s School is cel­e­brat­ing six stu­dents who have been ac­cepted at univer­si­ties in Ox­ford and Cam­bridge.

Half a dozen out­stand­ing sixth form stu­dents have won of­fers from Bri­tain’s two old­est univer­si­ties against in­creas­ingly com­pet­i­tive global com­pe­ti­tion.

Brendan Ja­cot, 18, from Sut­ton, hopes to read pol­i­tics, phi­los­o­phy and eco­nom­ics at Hert­ford Col­lege, Ox­ford.

Study­ing maths, Span- ish and eco­nom­ics at A-level, Brendan got 10 A*s at GCSE and would ul­ti­mately like to work as an econ­o­mist for an in­ter­na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tion such as the In­ter­na­tional Mon­e­tary Fund.

Brendan is a tal­ented mu­si­cian with grade eight in the French horn.

Sarah Laughton, 18, from Hen­bury, has an of­fer from St Cather­ine’s Col­lege Cam­bridge to read ge­og­ra­phy.

Named the UK’s Hu­man­i­ties Stu­dent of the Year, Sarah is also the first team hockey cap­tain and hopes to work in in­ter­na­tional de­vel­op­ment for the United Na­tions.

Ai­man As­lam, 18, from Mac­cles­field, has an of­fer from Down­ing Col­lege Cam­bridge to read Medicine.

Ai­man got 11 A*s at GCSE and needs three A*s at A-level. School cap­tain and hockey first team player Ai­man even­tu­ally wants to work in crit­i­cal care in the NHS.

Matt Har­den, 18, from Con­gle­ton, has an of­fer to read maths at Sel­wyn Col- lege, Cam­bridge, and Dmitri Whit­more, 17, also from Con­gle­ton, has an of­fer from St John’s Col­lege, Cam­bridge, to read maths.

Jamie Edgerton, 19, from High Peak, has gone against fam­ily tra­di­tion by pick­ing Cam­bridge when both his par­ents, Peter and Mary, went to Ox­ford.

A sax­o­phon­ist and clar­inet player with the Greater Manch­ester Jazz Or­ches­tra, af­ter get­ting four A*s at A-level, Jamie took a gap year and has now been ac­cepted by Je­sus Col­lege to read nat­u­ral sci­ences.

He is cur­rently teach­ing maths and sci­ence at Glos­sop­dale Com­mu­nity Col­lege.

Dr Julie Cocker, prin­ci­pal of King’s Sixth Form, said: “As is ev­i­dent from th­ese stu­dents’ stun­ning achieve­ments out­side the class­room, as well as their ef­forts in­side, th­ese are hugely tal­ented young men and women who have made a strong con­tri­bu­tion to life at King’s and will con­tinue to make a great im­pact at univer­sity and be­yond.”

●● King’s stu­dents Jamie Edgerton, 19, Brendan Ja­cot, 18, Sarah Laughton, 18, Ai­man As­lam, 18, Matt Har­den, 18, and Dmitri Whit­more, 17, have all been of­fered places at Ox­ford or Cam­bridge

●● Chil­dren and staff spell out the nurs­ery’s Of­sted suc­cess at Kids Al­lowed in Mac­cles­field

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