Pupils gain top university place

PUBLISHED: 09:20 23 January 2009 | UPDATED: 07:09 30 May 2010

Felsted School students David Humphries, Kent Li and Charles Gaimster

Felsted School students David Humphries, Kent Li and Charles Gaimster

THREE sixth form pupils from Felsted School have been offered places at Oxford or Cambridge. David Humphries, 18, from Takeley has been offered a place to read Theology at Queens College, Cambridge. Kent Li, 18, from Hong Kong, has a place to read Spanis

THREE sixth form pupils from Felsted School have been offered places at Oxford or Cambridge.

David Humphries, 18, from Takeley has been offered a place to read Theology at Queens' College, Cambridge.

Kent Li, 18, from Hong Kong, has a place to read Spanish with Linguistics at Exeter College, Oxford.

And Charles Gaimster, 18, from Chelmsford, has an offer to study Education with Geography at Homerton College, Cambridge.

These students have been predicted top results in either the International Baccalaureate or A-levels and have worked extremely hard to achieve their offers.

Their academic prowess is only one of many skills they have developed during their time at Felsted, which continues to enable and encourage its students to take part in a range of sporting, dramatic and musical activities at a high level.

Head of history and teacher in charge of Oxbridge entry, Rakesh Pathak, said: "I am so thrilled for our students. They have worked extremely conscientiously and their flair and intellectual curiosity have received a well deserved reward.

"Entry to Oxbridge is an exceptionally demanding process and they have all balanced this on top of busy school timetables and extra-curricular commitments. I am very proud of them and I am sure they will go on to achieve great things at Oxford and Cambridge."

In the last year the students have been prepared by the teaching staff at Felsted, having Oxbridge-style tutorials in the subjects they applied for, along with mock interviews and students themselves giving lectures to the rest of the applicants in their areas of interest.

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