25th Sep, 2018

Future bright for Stratford students

THE FUTURE looks bright for students at KES in Stratford.

A record number of students at the school have received offers from Oxford and Cambridge.

A total of 17 offers were made, with five offers from Cambridge and 12 from Oxford.

Headmaster Bennet Carr said: “Applying to Oxford and Cambridge is one of the most competitive academic challenges for any sixth former, and we are very pleased for the successful candidates.

“Of overriding importance is that evident passion for the subject and ability to read and research beyond the confines of the examination specifications.

“These students have therefore had to work incredibly hard with the support of their teachers to obtain these offers. Of course, securing Oxbridge offers is only one measure of success, but it does say something important about the academic ambition and experience from which all students at the school benefit whatever their particular journey may be.”

Those who received Cambridge offers include – Roxy Francombe (natural sciences and chemistry), Adam Hardy (classics), Africa Jones (human, social and political sciences), William Richards (natural sciences), Leo Varga-Elmiyeh (Asian and Middle Eastern studies).

And those going to Oxford include – Joshua Boddington (archaeology and anthropology), Isla Chaplin (history and German), Daniel Cooksey (English language and literature), Sophia De Medeiros (classics), Fiona Glover (experimental psychology), Estelle Hlustik-Smith (geography), Louis Jackson (classics), Alex Matthews (biological sciences), Harry Matthews (classical archaeology and ancient history), Manos Panagopoulos (law with French law), Joe Pocknell (economics and management) and Rachel Williams (chemistry).

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