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Oxford’s dreaming spires call for Truro High’s Eugenie

The New Year has got off to a flying start for Year 13 Eugenie Nevin whose hard work has resulted in her being offered a place to study at one of the world’s top universities.

The Sixth Former has been offered a provisional place to read History and English at Oxford University.

With around a one in six chance of acceptance per application, admissions to Oxford are extremely competitive. On average only 11 students from around the world take up places to read History and English at the university each year.

This year was a landmark in gender equality for Oxford which offered more places to women than men for undergraduate courses for the first time in the history of the institution.

Eugenie said: “I couldn’t believe it when I opened the offer letter – it’s the course I’ve always wanted to do but with only a handful of places available I knew the competition would be fierce. The interview process was pretty terrifying but definitely worth it. Although I haven’t got the grades yet, I’m so excited to get this opportunity.”

Once the results of her ‘A’ Level exams are available in August, Eugenie hopes to be taking up residence at one of the university’s oldest colleges, Corpus Christi.  

Eugenie has had sights set on the dreaming spires for some time and said that her Oxbridge Historiography Preparation classes with Head of Humanities and Enterprise Mr George Ford proved invaluable in helping make this dream a reality.   

Offers to study at some of the country’s top universities are beginning to come in for many of the school’s Sixth Formers including Mechanical Engineering at Manchester, Natural Sciences at Durham, Music at Nottingham and History at Exeter.

The deadline for offers passes at the end of April so the school is sure to be reporting plenty of exciting news over the coming months.

Published by: Grace Kennard

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