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St Dunstan's College celebrates Oxbridge success
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St Dunstan’s College is delighted to announce six students have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge.

Speaking about the Oxbridge success, Head Nick Hewlett, said: ‘The whole College is delighted with this news, and many congratulations to the students for their hard work and commitment throughout the application process and as they prepare for their final examinations next term.

‘I also want to thank the Futures team for their support during this period, and we look forward to celebrating all our Sixth Formers’ offers as they come in over the coming weeks. I also look forward to recognising Year 13’s achievements at the Sixth Form Graduation Ceremony next term.’

Samuel, who has been offered to read Classics at Balliol, Oxford, said: ‘I am absolutely thrilled, I cannot wait to immerse myself in Literae Humaniores and be taught by the hefty names that populate my bookshelves.’

He added: ‘My thanks to the school are vast and absolute: without the generous bursary and scholarship that have allowed me to attend St Dunstan’s, I would have never stepped foot in a Latin classroom nor be in a position to apply to Oxford, let alone receive an offer.

‘I am especially grateful to Ms Butryn and her wonderful Classics department - who have unfalteringly shared their passion, encouragement, and support throughout all my time here - as well as the Oxbridge team for being a steady tiller in the deadline sea.’

Dita, who has been offered a place to read English Literature at Corpus Christi, Oxford, said: I was really happy to receive an offer, the interviews had been so enjoyable and so I was just excited at the prospect of being able to continue discussing and learning from these academics. 

 ‘The school has been really thorough in helping us at every stage of the application. Everything was always prepared and thought out well in advance, and we were given lots of guidance for all aspects of the process, from personal statements, to interviews and entrance exams.’

Susannah, who has been offered a place to read Psychology at Cambridge, also added: It feels so amazing to have gotten an offer- especially with my friend getting one for the same course. I'm really grateful to all the teachers who helped me with the application, staying for hours with me after school multiple times per week. I felt a bit guilty taking up so much of their time, but it has all paid off in the end. Thank you!

Head of Sixth Form, Alex Brewer, added: ‘We are delighted for them, and the diversity of these subject areas, showing the breadth of A Levels on offer here as part of our St Dunstan’s Sixth Form Diploma. Our programme is flexible, choice driven, forward-thinking and ambitious, and is designed to help students transition successfully to an adulthood of personal flourishing.’

Speaking about the Sixth Form support at the College, Ayano, who has been offered a place to read Psychology at Cambridge, explained: ‘I had the opportunity to have many mock interviews with both internal and external teachers. These helped me build my confidence for the interview. I was also given the time and support in the run up to the interview to research and practice by all my teachers.’

Last year, St Dunstan’s celebrated record-breaking A-Level results, outside of Covid grading, with 86% of all grades being A*- B and 58% A*/A, with 95% of students gaining places at their chosen universities.

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