Cheshire College South & West learners continue to be successful despite the difficult times schools and colleges face, with five learners, from the College’s Crewe Campus, celebrating after being offered places at two of the most prestigious universities in the UK: University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.
The college has an enviable track record of success for its A-level learners who regularly gain places on competitive courses at universities around the country.
The learners took part in a series of challenging selection processes, which included being interviewed by panels of university academics and sitting admissions tests. The learners have been offered conditional places on undergraduate degrees including mathematics, economics and medicine, often competing against hundreds of applicants for limited places.
A-level learner, Dylan Savage, who has received a conditional offer to study a degree in philosophy and theology at the University of Oxford, said: “The college has helped me to progress and achieve my aspirations through the excellent teaching and the Futures Programme which has prepared me for higher education. Studying A-levels here has been a rewarding, enriching and enjoyable experience and I’m delighted that I have been offered a place at the University of Oxford”.
Two A-level learners, from the college’s Crewe campus, Matilda Miller and Wiktor Mazurenko, submitted essays in OxNet’s annual Easter Essay Competition. Their essays were of such a high standard that they were selected to be published on the OxNet website.
The college is continuing to support all of its learners throughout the crisis with tutors finding new and innovative ways to continue teaching to ensure that learners complete their courses and are therefore able to progress into employment or further study.
Many tutors are teaching using video conferencing applications that enable learners to take part in interactive sessions where they can actively participate in the lesson.