Oxbridge 2015


We are delighted to announce that ten of our current U6 students have received offers from either Oxford or Cambridge Universities. 

Grades pending, three pupils are off to Oxford in September: Francis Clark-Murray plans to read PPE at Jesus College; Faris Qayyum has a place to read Law at Keble College and Marianne Cain hopes to go to Balliol College to read Maths & Philosophy.  A further six hope to take up their places at Cambridge.  The successful Cambridge applicants are: Siddharth Chandrasekaran, Economics at Downing College; Thomas Leung Architecture at Magdalene College; Alex Ruben also hopes to go to Magdalene but to read Engineering; Edward Davies and Jasraj Panesar both have places to read Natural Sciences at Robinson and Emmanuel Colleges respectively; Emmaline Okafor has a place to read Chemical Engineering at Newnham College and Kavin Vijayakumar plans to read Maths at Christ’s College.

“We are delighted that the hard work and dedication that these students have shown over a number of years has been so richly rewarded.” said Head, Mary Ireland.  “They have performed exceptionally well and the competition for these prestigious offers gets tougher every year.  They are not just up against the best in this country, but also the best in the world.  We wish them all every success for the future.”

In addition to its continued success with places at Oxford or Cambridge, Bancroft’s has a strong tradition of pupils attending the top research universities.  Over the past five year period, over three-quarters (77%) of Bancroftians who have left the School to go to university have taken up places at Russell Group institutions.  Judging from the offers received so far, it would appear that the current Upper Sixth will carry on this tradition.


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