Delight as six clinch Oxbridge study offer
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
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