Oxbridge Success for Wallace Pupils

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The academic success of several Wallace High School pupils has recently been recognised through the receipt of offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge universities from September 2012.

The Lisburn school has a long and proud tradition of year 14 pupils achieving top grades in their A level examinations and successfully negotiating the rigorous entrance examinations and interviews the two prestigious universities are famed for.

Applicants were supported throughout the application process by their subject teachers, pastoral staff and careers staff in the school through the completion of mock interviews and seminars to further support academic preparation.

This year saw successful pupils accepted to courses in Law, Music, Archaeology and Anthropology and Modern and Medieval Languages respectively.

The pupils who have been successful in receiving offers are Hannah Gardiner (Oxford), Helen Lavery, Oliver Rusk, Ben Thompson and Kathryn Wardil (all Cambridge). The school congratulates all of these pupils on their tremendous achievement.

This success comes at a time when the application process for universities is becoming more and more competitive and, going forward, the school aims to build upon this through its continued support of Gifted and Talented pupils both inside and outside the classroom, the input of its experienced careers team as well as through the expert subject support provided by classroom teachers.

Last modified: January 12, 2012