Oxbridge Success

Many congratulations to the 22 Wellingtonians who have recently found out that they have been offered places to study at the UK’s two leading higher education institutions. With competition for places, both from national and international candidates, stronger than ever at both universities, it is fantastic news that 76 Wellingtonians have now been offered places over the past three years – well over 10% of the College’s graduates. With over 20 pupils also moving on to US universities each year, many to Ivy League institutions, there has never been a better time to be a Wellington College Sixth Former in terms of success rates to elite universities.

Bucking the trend of recent years, during which time Wellingtonians have enjoyed a slightly higher number of offers from Oxford, Cambridge heads this year’s list with 13 offers, and it is particularly pleasing to see such a wide spread of courses across Maths, Sciences, Languages, Classics, English and the Humanities. Every department has enjoyed success.

The full list of successful candidates from the Class of 2017 is below. Well done to them all!

Dominic AthertonCambridgeChurchillNatural Sciences
Jamie BaudryCambridgeEmmanuelMedicine
Lizzie BorgOxfordPembrokeFrench and German
Zoe CartonOxfordPembrokePolitics, Philosophy and Economics
Robert CootesOxfordChristchurchClassics
Christian GateleyOxfordKebleChemistry
Matthew HannonCambridgeSt John’sHuman, Social and Political Sciences
George HayesCambridgeFitzwilliamGeography
Calvin HungCambridgeChurchillAsian and Middle Eastern Studies
Nicholas HyldmarCambridgeDowningEngineering
Noor JafreeCambridgeSt Catharine’sEconomics
Seb LaclauOxfordChristchurchMathematics
Jonny McCauslandCambridgeChurchillLaw
Serena PennantOxfordTrinityEnglish
Richard PickupCambridgeSt John’sEconomics
Will RandallCambridgePeterhouseClassics
Alicia SiddonsOxfordSt Catherine’sEnglish and German
Henry Smith-GordonCambridgeEmmanuelAsian and Middle Eastern Studies
Bianca Vimercati-SanseverinoOxfordUniversityHistory and Ancient History
Sholto WrightOxfordSt John’sSpanish and Arabic
Hang XuCambridgeTrinityNatural Sciences
Charlie McDonnell (OW)CambridgeWolfsonHistory and Politics


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