This year has seen the highest ever number of applications to Oxford and Cambridge University in the history of North Leamington School.
Thirteen of the highest achieving students at the school have applied for a range of courses at Oxford and Cambridge, including Maths, Physics, Veterinary Medicine and Philosophy. To assist the students in their application process, the school have provided a programme of specialist support, including visits from lecturers at Fitzwilliam College in Cambridge and Keble College at Oxford to provide specialist support with personal statement writing and the Oxbridge entry tests.
Additionally the Cambridge University applicants are attending an interview preparation day at Clare College in November. Head of sixth form Rob Morey said “To have this number of students in the position to apply for Oxbridge and stand a realistic chance of success is testament to their hard work and dedication over a number of years at NLS with the support and encouragement from their teachers and the 6th form team. As a school we are proud of the achievements of all our students in the 6th form whether they go on to secure a University place, go on to prestigious apprenticeships with the likes of JLR and Rolls Royce, Foundation College courses or suitable employment.”
For the last three years, NLS’s results have seen them identified as one of the highest performing schools in the whole country in terms of progress made. Results this year have been the best yet and have bucked many national trends – the school’s 5+ A*-C GCSE measure stands at 74%. Meanwhile, the Sixth Form results themselves are increasingly very impressive – see, for example, the 9% increase in A*-B grades in Y13 this year.
As a school, NLS is incredibly proud and confident that more and more students will be able choose to apply to jobs, apprenticeships and universities of the very highest calibre. We support, stretch & challenge ALL learners to be the best they can be!