Reigate College celebrates Oxbridge successes

Ailsa (left), Connor and Jessica

Many congratulations to the Reigate College students who have been offered places at Oxford or Cambridge. 

Ailsa Clark joined Reigate College from Reigate Grammar School and is currently studying A Level English Literature, Biology, and Government and Politics. She has been offered a place at Worcester College, Oxford to study Art History. She is looking forward to the opportunity to learn from experts in her field, and in particular the collections placement element of the course where students work at one of Oxford’s major museums for the collections. 

Conor Hartley is also off to Oxford following an offer from Wadham College to read French and German, and plans to pursue a career in languages long term. He is currently studying A Level French, German and Philosophy, and has really valued the independence of being a student at Reigate College, saying, “It was a big step up from secondary school.” 

Jessica Morgenstern was previously at the Warwick School and is studying A Level English Literature, History and Art & Design (Fine Art). She has been offered a place at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, to read Anglo-Saxon Norse and Celtic. She is really looking forward to Cambridge’s unique learning style and being able to make use of the university’s resources, and she plans to stay within academia becoming either a teacher or professor of history.

Lily Westcott left Reigate College last year with A Levels in English Literature (A*), Biology (A*) and History (A). She has been offered a place at Pembroke College, Oxford to read History and English. Since leaving Reigate College, Lily has been travelling and is currently doing work experience in South Africa. 

Stephen Tippen, Director of Student Development, said of the news, “We’re incredibly proud of these students. They have all worked exceptionally hard to get to this point, and I have no doubt they will continue to achieve at the highest level.”  

Find out more about the Aspire Programme at Reigate College.

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