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​King’s Oxbridge Successes

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King’s Hall is delighted to announce that four former pupils are celebrating Oxbridge offers this week. Bailey Cameron, Eliza Chapple, Edward Hayden-Briffett and Toby Vickers joined King’s College after leaving us and their achievements form part of King’s Schools’ best ever set of Oxbridge offers. In total, six pupils have received offers; three current and three who recently left.

Bailey has been offered a place at Oriel College, Oxford, to read biochemistry; Eliza at Wadham College Oxford, to read Chinese studies; Edward at Robinson College, Cambridge, to read Modern and Medieval Languages; and Toby at Pembroke College, Oxford, to read mathematics. Two additional pupils, Lorcan Cudlip-Cook and Rudi Smith, have received offers from Oxford to read English (Lincoln College) and maths (Exeter College) respectively.

Two of the candidates have unconditional offers, the others still need to achieve the grades required by the colleges in their A level exams.

During their A level studies, pupils benefit from an excellent programme of careers and UCAS application support from experienced and dedicated staff, who have played a huge part in these successes.

Commenting, Head of Sixth Form at King’s College, Oliver Ridley said: “One of the great pleasures of my job is working alongside pupils with the ambition and courage to apply for really competitive university courses. I am always hugely impressed with the time and thought our sixth formers put into their applications, because there is no shortcut to an Oxbridge place. And at this moment I am simply delighted for these six young people.”

Headmaster at King's College, Richard Biggs commented: “This is a bumper year for Oxbridge offers at King’s College. The result underlines our credentials as a school which values and nurtures the academic potential of pupils, and encourages academically ambitious boys and girls to explore well beyond the confines of the formal curriculum. I congratulate them warmly on their achievements and wish those whose places still depend on their results well for the A level campaign that lies ahead.”

He added: “We’re delighted by the fact that four of the six pupils came from our prep school, King’s Hall, demonstrating the benefits and potential that a continuous ‘two to eighteen’ education can offer. The schools share a common foundation and ethos, providing a wonderful, seamless transition for children moving from prep schools and primary schools at age 11.”

Commenting on this year's success, Headmaster, Justin Chippendale said: "I am very proud of, and excited, for all of these former pupils and can vividly remember their sense of curiosity about all around them, as well as their natural desire to explore their full potential. Toby and Bailey joined us as 11+ Scholars whereas Edward and Eliza started way back in the youngest years. They clearly benefited from our academic rigour and quality teaching, but also from the aspirations we aim to create here at King’s Hall. To have watched them over the last five years develop so strongly with their academic studies at the College, whilst also being successful games players, horse riders, dramatists, and musicians, has been hugely rewarding."

We wish our former pupils every success in the coming months.

Published on: Thursday, January 1, 1970

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