Exeter, Bristol, Manchester and Cardiff are all part of the prestigious Russell Group and the institutions are all UK top 10 universities.
In fact, Bristol has 13 Nobel prize winners linked with it and its geographical science researchers are expert contributors to the UK’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
With a wealth of options to choose from, she is now in the process of deciding which offer to take up.
Viv said: “I am incredibly happy to have received offers from all of my university choices in such a short space of time from applying. I am especially proud of the hard work I put in during our online school during Year 12 to gain the grades I needed for my application – this wouldn’t have been possible without the time and dedication of my teachers. I really wasn’t expecting offers from them all which is making choosing even harder!”
“Deputy Head Girl, lifeguarding, hockey coaching, GCSE STEM subject tutor and Peer Mentorship are just some of the leadership opportunities I have been encouraged to explore here and I think these had a huge influence on the offers. The school has helped me to develop my passions outside of the classroom too and the big one for me is sports coaching. Allowing me to help coach the under 16 team to the National Hockey Finals, for example, would not have been possible if the school had not noticed and encouraged me to grow in this side of my education. It’s an experience I will forever be grateful for.”
Viv hopes to pursue a career in environmental and geoscience as well as working alongside children in a coaching or teaching capacity. She plans to take a gap year after completing her A Level courses in which she aims to undertake work experience in Canada, a world-leading country for Geographical Information Systems, and gain further sports coaching qualifications.
It’s an exciting time of the year for our Upper Sixth who have been celebrating the start of what looks like a bumper crop of offers from top universities. 10% have already received offers from every single university they applied to and many more are waiting to find out what places they have been offered.