CH pupils celebrate first choice university offers

February 22, 2017

Sixth formers at Christ’s Hospital have been celebrating news of their university offers and despite lots of hard work still ahead of them to achieve their grades, they are now fully motivated to secure their places on first choice courses at some of the best universities in the country and overseas.

Their excellent applications have resulted in offers to read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, Italian and Linguistics at Oxford, Biological Sciences at Imperial, Civil Engineering at Bristol, Geography at UCL, Mathematics at Oxford, Economics at Exeter, Politics and World Philosophies at SOAS, Philosophy at UCL, History at Durham, English at Oxford, to name but a few.

This comes at a time when earlier this month, a likely 5% decrease in full-time undergraduate applications for 2017 has been predicted* but the aspiration of Christ’s Hospital pupils to go to university remains strong.  

The path to university is well-trodden for CH pupils, 98% of pupils go to university and alongside this career route, a comprehensive range of opportunities are explored throughout the academic year as part of the School’s energetic careers programme for both senior and junior pupils. A stream of professional speakers provide sage advice about entry routes into careers such as the army, the police, finance and apprenticeships. Last year, pupils also took up higher apprenticeships in accountancy and finance and in mechanical engineering and for journalism, the Journalists Diploma course at Highbury College.

Peter Callas, Senior Grecian (Head Pupil) at Christ’s Hospital is hoping to study neuroscience at Bristol University this September. He says: “As mental health becomes more recognised and openly discussed, neuroscience is increasingly relevant in today’s society. I have always wanted to be part of discovery and neuroscience is one of the areas of science associated with the largest uncertainty, both in understanding the subject and applications that could potentially be used in everyday life. After university I would like to work as a research scientist looking at specific neurological diseases. I am also considering taking a postgraduate medicine course after finishing neuroscience.” Last year, five students went on to study medicine at university.

Head Master, John Franklin said: “We have high hopes for all our students and I am delighted with this excellent set of offers. With the new government guidelines for universities encouraging them to reach out to students from poorer neighbourhoods, we are very proud that our pupils, many of whom meet this criteria, are on track to do well in their exams and will have a bright future.”

*source UCAS