Six Hockerill Anglo-European College students receive Oxbridge offers
Six students – all girls – at Hockerill Anglo-European College have received offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge universities this year.
The six will complete the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, an alternative to A-levels, this summer before beginning their degrees.
Hanna Gualandi is set to study music at Exeter College, Oxford, and has been awarded a choral scholarship, while Elisenda Henderson has been offered a place on the geography course at Keble College.
The quartet bound for Cambridge are Freya Tischkowitz to study human, social and political sciences at Murray Edwards College, Leila Trusty taking the same subject at Downing College, Sofis Miccolis reading natural sciences at Girton College and Emma Troman, who is aiming for an Asian and Middle Eastern studies degree at Peterhouse. She has also been awarded an organ scholarship.
The Dunmow Road secondary’s university guidance counsellor, Anne Winship, said: “The Oxbridge process is much more involved than other university applications, especially for music scholarships, so I'm delighted for these students who have seen their hard work rewarded with an offer, whilst also a little disappointed for other candidates we had who were also really strong but didn't quite make it. I am very proud of them all, particularly having dealt with Covid disruption, and look forward to watching what they all go on to achieve."
Principal David Woods added: “We are delighted with this outcome. To have such a high proportion of our sixth form gain places at Oxbridge is a testament to the students and the IB Diploma qualification. The IB is such a great course for developing students' intellectual and personal qualities, plus is great preparation for university study.”