Oxbridge and 'red brick' offers coming in
Beaconsfield High School is delighted to announce that nine students have been accepted into the revered Oxbridge universities, starting in autumn 2017, with many other students expected to be offered places in other top universities.
Five students have been accepted by Oxford University, where they will study Law, Mathematics and English Language. The four students accepted by Cambridge University will study History, Engineering and Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion.
Acceptance into Oxbridge universities is a remarkable achievement in itself, but three of the nine students are going on to study STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), an area historically underpopulated by females. The broad spectrum of career choices covered by these subjects are vital to how our society and economy works, especially in an increasingly technological world, and reducing the gender gap is a key initiative for the Government and industry.
Rachel Smith, Head teacher, comments: “Beaconsfield High School students are driven to succeed academically, with focus, determination and motivation. It is their ambition, coupled with a mature and future-thinking outlook that sees our students go on to achieve such remarkable undergraduate positions in the best universities across the country.”
The majority of pupils are expected to achieve the predicted academic grades that enable them to apply, and be accepted, to one of the 24 ‘red brick’ public research universities. This group of universities, known as the Russell Group, receives around two-thirds of all university research grants and contract income in the UK and achieves incredible academic results.