Oxbridge offers are in for Carmel’s high achievers
At Carmel College they offer the High Achievers+ programme which encourages and supports students who are applying to Oxbridge and other competitive institutions, as well as for highly competitive degrees such as Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science. Delivered by its specialist High Achievers+ co-ordinators, the programme offers students activities, events and support throughout the year.
Students who have received offers to study at Oxford include former Cowley International student, Faith Wild who will read English at Lady Margaret Hall; Elisha Ainsworth from Rainhill High who will read Human Sciences at Keble College; Joseph Lester, formally of St Francis Xavier’s College who will read Engineering at Hertford College and Rachel Christensen from Deyes High School who will read Law at University College.
Faith Wild said: “I really enjoyed my interviews, talking to expert academics about the subject I’m passionate about. They asked such interesting questions and we had some really interesting discussions. They were really approachable and overall, it was a great experience. In the future I’d like to teach English abroad.”
Cambridge offers were received by former Sts Peter & Paul Catholic College student, Ryan Smith who will read Engineering at Trinity College; Jacob Walsh from De La Salle who will read Medicine at Magdalene College; former Cowley International student, Lauren Welsby-Riley who will read Human, Social & Political Science at Homerton College and Claudio Mecklenburgh from Wade Deacon High School who will read Natural Sciences at Pembroke College.
Rachel Christensen said: “Carmel provided excellent support throughout the application process. The High Achievers+ co-ordinator for law, Dan Saunders, was always happy to read through my personal statement and gave me really helpful comments to make it stronger. I was also able to do multiple mock interviews to allow me to gain the experience of answering the style of questions I would be asked. My future career ambition is to hopefully become a criminal defence barrister.”
Head of the High Achievers+ programme, Dan Saunders said: “The High Achievers+ team are all really proud of the success of our eight students who will be progressing onto Oxbridge. This is the result of months of hard work