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Archaeology at Oxford!

Date Posted: 23/01/2018 | Posted In: A Level, College News, Student News

Congratulations to Sam Ruaux who has gained a place at the University of Oxford studying BA (Hons) Archaeology & Anthropology. Sam who is currently studying A Level Government & Politics, History and Economics started his journey by applying for the Oxford Pembroke North Project, after being encouraged to do so by members of staff at College. Sam fought off over two hundred students who applied for the prestigious programme and just twenty were selected. Sam attended five seminars at the Summer School where he engaged with new subjects and experienced intensive research-based learning. Armed with his new skills and supported by his teachers Sam applied to Oxford.

After receiving a place at Oxford University, Sam’s family were extremely proud, especially his grandad, who had himself gained a place at the University of Cambridge to study Medicine but had to turn it down. Sam commented ‘Bolton Sixth Form College fosters a supportive learning environment, with outstanding teachers who are extremely dedicated to their students. The college encourages independent learning outside of the classroom, developing students’ ability to take control of their own learning, a critical skill at university and beyond. In addition, the college has a great support network which ensures that every child will get the help they need’. 

Simon Christian, Teacher of Politics and Religious Studies and member of the Senior Leadership Team was delighted with the news, ‘The College works hard with every single student to ensure they are offered a place on the right course at university. Our aim is to develop students to progress to University, Employment or Further Education with confidence. In Sam’s case, we offered a bespoke programme of coaching to enable him to gain a place at Oxford University’.

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