The continued success enjoyed by students of The Wallace High School in academic competitions and enrichment courses this year was highlighted recently with two year 13 students earning places on prestigious courses offered by leading UK universities.
Beth Doherty, a year 13 student who has already attended a residential offered by the Villiers Park organisation for potential Oxbridge students this year, has been chosen to attend an open weekend offered by Oxford University’s UNIQ programme for potential medical students. Meanwhile Rachel Barnes, also in year 13, has earned a place on the highly competitive Sutton Trust Summer School at Bristol University where she will enjoy a week long placement, experiencing university style teaching and learning from to academics in social sciences.
This excellent news follows on from two more students, Gemma Rooney and Jack Roach earning places on Villiers Park residential courses, bringing to six the number of sixth form students who have earned places on the Oxbridge orientated courses this year.
Attendance at courses such as this provide students with an opportunity to experience university education which they can then refer to when applying for places at top universities in the UK and Ireland at a time when the application process is highly competitive. The students are supported by their applications for these courses by their subject teachers, careers staff, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and the Co-ordinator of Gifted and Talented provision.
Last modified: June 16, 2020