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 Atherton Cambridge Churchill Natural Sciences
Jamie Baudry Cambridge Emmanuel Medicine
Lizzie Borg Oxford Pembroke French and German
Zoe Carton Oxford Pembroke Politics, Philosophy and Economics
Robert Cootes Oxford Christchurch Classics
Christian Gateley Oxford Keble Chemistry
Matthew Hannon Cambridge St John’s Human, Social and Political Sciences
George Hayes Cambridge Fitzwilliam Geography
Calvin Hung Cambridge Churchill Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Nicholas Hyldmar Cambridge Downing Engineering
Noor Jafree Cambridge St Catharine’s Economics
Seb Laclau Oxford Christchurch Mathematics
Jonny McCausland Cambridge Churchill Law
Serena Pennant Oxford Trinity English
Richard Pickup Cambridge St John’s Economics
Will Randall Cambridge Peterhouse Classics
Alicia Siddons Oxford St Catherine’s English and German
Henry Smith-Gordon Cambridge Emmanuel Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Bianca Vimercati-Sanseverino Oxford University History and Ancient History
Sholto Wright Oxford St John’s Spanish and Arabic
Hang Xu Cambridge Trinity Natural Sciences
Charlie McDonnell (OW) Cambridge Wolfson History and Politics


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