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Record breaking Oxford and Cambridge success at EN

Staff and students at East Norfolk Sixth Form College are celebrating a record-breaking year for the number of offers to study at Cambridge and Oxford and with further offers in the pipeline, the success looks set to continue.

To date, 10 students have already been offered places at Cambridge and Oxford Universities for September 2019, to read subjects including Law, Natural Sciences, Maths and Geography. With further offers for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science yet to be revealed, it looks set to be a fantastic year.

EN students are supported by a programme, specifically designed to stretch and challenge gifted and talented students and is clearly reaping rewards. The Extend Programme offers specialist advice and support for competitive UCAS applications for courses at Oxbridge and other courses such as Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science. This also includes “post-offer” support such as practice for their admissions STEP papers through links with a Maths admissions tutor at UEA for regular tutorials and additional “Maths Extra” support at College with the Curriculum Team Leader for Maths and Physical Sciences (a former Cambridge Maths student). The Extend Programme supports peer mentoring and Year 13 students will be visiting Year 12 tutorials to offer support and guidance with making competitive applications.

EN has always had an extremely strong track record of getting high numbers of students into university and offers extensive support to all students, encouraging them to make applications through the UCAS system. The College is extremely proud of all the students receiving offers for Russell group universities but also proud of the fact that extensive support is available to all students and progression rates to university overall.

East Norfolk Sixth Form College students have entered into national competitions and awards such as the Youth STEMM Awards, Chemistry and Biology Olympiads UKMT Senior Maths Challenge and the Linguistics Olympiad. As a result, numerous students have won awards and prizes that help them to stand out with their university applications in what can be a very competitive field. EN students also have the opportunity to take part in prestigious summer schools and are involved in the Norfolk County Council Higher Education Scheme.

Dr Richards added, “To help prepare our students for the process of applying to some very prestigious and competitive institutions, we support them at every step of the way. The Extend Programme is unrivalled locally and every year we see it evolve, offering lots of extra opportunities to students across all curriculum areas.”