Wellington College: Oxbridge Success

For the twenty Wellington College students who have just been offered places by Oxford and Cambridge Universities, 2022 has certainly dawned brightly. These offers, due reward for the excellence of their academic studies, are the culmination of many years of hard work – and point to the resilience and mental agility of this cohort who have had to navigate the unfamiliar waters of disrupted schooling and online learning.

As befits a truly coeducational school the places were shared equally, with ten girls and ten boys now looking forward to an Oxbridge future. Strong Oxbridge success will always be a hallmark of a serious academic establishment, so it is equally pleasing that Wellington has achieved more places this year than last, bucking the national trend of declining offers in the independent sector.

This talented group of Wellingtonians represent thirteen out of our seventeen houses and will be studying a variety of subjects including Biology, Physics, Earth Sciences, Psychological and Behavioural Sciences, English, Classics, Modern Languages, History, PPE, Music, Philosophy, Geography and Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies. Many congratulations to Benedict K (U6, Bn) who has been awarded an organ scholarship to Worcester College, Oxford.

Deputy Head Academic, Ben Evans, has this to say:

Congratulations to the students who have gained offers to go on and study at Oxford and Cambridge; they have all shown genuine resilience, determination and academic excellence over their time at the College and thoroughly deserve their success.

James Dahl, Master of Wellington College said:

I’m extremely proud of all who applied to Oxbridge this year. A huge congratulations to the twenty Wellingtonians with offers – eleven to Oxford University and nine to Cambridge University. It’s wonderful to see our numbers rising year-on-year. On top of that fantastic achievement, congratulations are also in order for the two pupils who have gained early offers for places at Yale and Harvard. Well done everybody.

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