The Sixth Form Bolton Students Prepare for Oxbridge Success

B6 Student, Pippa Lloyd

Students from The Sixth Form Bolton have received offers to study at some of the top universities in the country including the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and several Russell Group institutions.

Amongst those celebrating exceptional success is Grace Higginson who has received a coveted offer from the University of Oxford. The former Turton High School pupil competed against students from across the UK to secure an offer to study Law at the prestigious St Anne’s College.

Grace, who is studying A Level English Literature, History and Politics said:

“It has always been my goal to go to university so to receive an offer to study at one the best universities in the world is a wonderful feeling. The staff at college really supported me and offered me a lot of help with my application”.

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B6 Student, Grace Higginson

Another student celebrating an impressive offer is former St. Mary’s Catholic High School pupil Philippa Lloyd.  Pippa is currently excelling in A Level Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Economics at The Sixth Form. Pippa was delighted to receive an offer from the University of Cambridge to study Economics at St Catharine’s College, and said:

“The build up to the 25th January (offer day) was filled with mixed emotions, as a lot of work was put in by myself and those around me. Not only did I feel thankful and proud, but receiving an offer has given me a boost of motivation to continue working hard.”

Grace and Pippa are part of The Sixth Form’s aspirational Honours Programme, a bespoke programme designed for the most able students who are aspiring to attend the very best universities. The Honours Programme helps to develop core skills as well as stretch and challenge students, alongside cultivating competency in critical thinking and leadership.

Speaking of the Honours programme, Grace said, “I have really enjoyed being on the Honours Programme. It has been very enjoyable to be in a group of academic people, and having the opportunity to learn a lot through discussion. It definitely benefitted me during my university application as everyone was in the same boat applying to competitive universities. I would definitely recommend it to prospective students.”

Pippa also benefited from the additional opportunities the Honours Programme presents.  Pippa said,

“I was given the opportunity to visit St John’s College at Cambridge University where we stayed in student accommodation and attended lectures. Regarding personal statement support, I reached out to many teachers who were willing to go over and help me redraft it until it reflected my achievements and passion for the subject. The support I have received since the start of Year 12 has been extremely valuable and I’m very grateful for all those involved.”

Many other Sixth Form students are also celebrating receiving offers from a wide range of universities, including The University of Manchester, The University of Law and Lancaster University.

Every year, a high number of students progress onto university, an apprenticeship or directly into employment. Last year, over 500 students secured places at universities across the country and progressed on to study courses that could lead them to achieve their long-term career goals.  


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