Students Celebrate Cambridge Offers
Outstanding achievement for Giorgio and Ioana.
Kimbolton School students Ioana Diac and Giorgi Keratishvili are celebrating after securing offers to Cambridge University. This is an outstanding achievement for the two students, who have successfully balanced academic studies and extra-curricular commitments to meet the rigorous entry requirements for one of the world’s leading universities.
Overseas student Giorgi, 17, from Tiblisi, Georgia, was successful in his application to read Economics at Gonville and Caius College. He joined our Sixth Form in 2016 and is taking A Levels in Economics, Further Maths and Physics – having already completed an A Level in Mathematics. As well as being Head of the Boys’ Boarding House, he regularly represents the school at football and recently managed the 'Front of House' team for our annual Christmas charity show ‘Kimbolton Presents’.
Giorgio said: “I feel at home in Kimbolton. The friendly and welcoming atmosphere of the boarding house has made it possible for me to develop academically, as well as personally. All of my teachers are supportive and have really helped me to achieve the Cambridge offer - in particular, I found the mock interview practices very useful. The University of Cambridge is one of the best in the world; ultimately, I want to get the best possible education to return to Georgia and take up the challenge of helping my country to develop.”
Meanwhile, 18-year-old Ioana has secured an unconditional offer of a place to read Human, Social and Political Sciences at Trinity College, having left Kimbolton last July. As well as taking A Levels in French, History and Maths, Ioana was a leading light of the school Debating and Philosophy Societies. Other notable achievements include winning best delegate on the Political Committee at the Model United Nations and being selected to represent the UK in the European Youth Parliament in Portugal. She also put Kimbolton School on the map in literary circles through her success in the national ‘Poetry by Heart’ competition. In the 2017 national final, Ioana recited in front of a distinguished panel of judges who were impressed by her diverse choice of poems and the 'energy and verve' of her delivery.
Mrs Alison Bates, Kimbolton School Head of Careers, said: “With such tough competition for Oxbridge places, this is a fantastic achievement for Ioana and Giorgio. Last year we celebrated the School’s best ever A Level results; university applications have now closed for September 2018 and so far this year well over 90% of our students’ have received offers from all five of their chosen universities.”