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    Students Celebrate Excellent University Offers

    Upper Sixth Formers receive offers for 90% of the courses to which they applied.

    Kimbolton Sixth Formers are once again celebrating an outstanding range of offers from top universities across the UK. Maintaining our strong reputation for placing students into highly regarded higher education institutions, our class of 2019 received offers for 90% of the courses to which they applied.

    Highlights include one offer for the University of Oxford, 26 for Leeds, 15 for Exeter and 10 for Durham, to name but a few. Following interview, 7 students have secured offers in the highly competitive fields of Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science. Overall, the diversity of our students’ academic interests is reflected in their broad subject choices – ranging from Maths, History and Law to Criminology, Construction Management and Renewable Energy.

    Head of Careers Mrs Alison Bates said: “The vast majority of our students have multiple offers from the five courses they applied to. The fact that they are sought after by so many universities should give them a real boost as they sit their A-Level exams this term.”

    Kimbolton is one of the top three schools in Cambridgeshire for A Level results (Department for Education, Jan 2019) and our pupils benefit from early guidance regarding their future study and career options. In the Third to Fifth Forms careers advice forms part of our PSHE programme. All pupils undertake an online profiling test at the end of the Fourth Form, which forms the basis for a one-to-one session with a visiting Careers Guidance Institute-qualified interviewer early in the Fifth Form. In the Lower Sixth Form, in preparation for University application, all students are allocated a University Adviser, who oversees their UCAS application.

    Mrs Bates added: “Alongside formal careers advice, extra-curricular activities such as Extended Project Qualifications, Young Enterprise and Model United Nations all help to prepare our students for academic life beyond the Sixth Form. The support available means they can be confident of making the grade to study at the university of their choice.”