Oxbridge Success

Eltham College would like to congratulate seven Upper Sixth students who have been offered places at the University of Oxford and University of Cambridge to study a wide range of degree courses ranging from Engineering to Natural Sciences.

The 2021 application year has been, arguably, the most demanding application year to date with significant changes to the application process due to the ongoing uncertainty and impact of the pandemic.  Every stage of the application process was adapted (including pre-interview, at-interview assessments and interviews) to be completed via online platforms.

This created new challenges for all our students who were offered interviews. However, each student took it in their stride, and strengthened their digital skills in order to deliver the best possible interview.

We are also delighted to announce that many of our students have secured places at leading Russell Group universities including Durham, Birmingham and University College London in subjects such as Medicine, Law, and Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Students have also secured places and received ‘call backs’ for interviews from specialist colleges including the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama; Mountview London; the Royal Academy of Dance and Arts; and the National Theatre.

Mr Sanderson, Headmaster, commented:

“All our students deserve warm congratulations for their skill, dedication and application in securing places at leading universities and colleges in the UK and overseas, including Oxford and Cambridge.

“We wish them every success in their study and revision over the coming weeks as they make ready for their summer 2021 assessment and the Teacher Assessed Grades system.”

Below is what some of this year’s Oxbridge offer holders had to say.

“Thanks to everyone who supported me. I cannot wait to go to university.”
"I am delighted to have received an offer. A huge thanks to my teachers and the school for all of their support and encouragement."
“I was very happy to receive my offer. I thank the school for giving me opportunities to get involved in so many activities to support my application and helping take the stress out of the process.”
“I’m excited about this fantastic opportunity and am very grateful for the support given by my teachers.”
"I am delighted to have received an offer, and am so grateful for all of the guidance that I received throughout my application. I want to thank all of my teachers so much for their help, it was truly invaluable."
"I wouldn’t have made it this far without the continual support of my friends, family and amazing staff at school. So many people have been behind me and it’s thanks to all of them that I’ll be realising my fullest potential at my dream university. I can’t wait to get started!"