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New Record for Early University Applications!

It may be very early in the academic year, but 11 of our students in Year 13 have already submitted their application for university!

These are the students applying to Oxford, Cambridge, dentistry, medicine or veterinary science. The process is a tough one and will test them all, but they are all prepared and ready for what lies ahead. 

This is a record number of early applications for CCF Sixth Form, demonstrating the high aspirations, potential and success of so many of our sixth form students. 

The highlights of those applying include:

  • Nicholas Haque is applying to study History at the University of Oxford as well as UCL, Edinburgh and Bristol. His work on research for the Holocaust Education Trust played a part in his written application and we expect this to impress his chosen universities.
  • Caspar Asaam, Head Boy, and William Hook are both applying for Computer Science at institutions as varied as the University of Oxford, Durham, Imperial and King's College London. William's ability to talk authoritatively about Artificial Intelligence and Caspar's assessment of reclusive algorithms formed an impressive opening statement in their applications.
  • Mukunda Krishnian hopes to pursue Biochemistry at the University of Oxford or Imperial and again provided a highly academic personal statement in support of his application.
  • George Spector wants to do Law and has organised to shadow a Criminal Barrister in the new year. The chambers in Lincoln's Inn Field should prepare him well for Law at the University of Oxford, LSE, Manchester or Bristol.  
  • Ahmad Mughal hopes to read History, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford, LSE or UCL.
  • Three students are applying for medicine - one of them is Ashraf Ebrahim who engaged in a debate with Chris Witty at a lecture on RNA vaccines this year. It seems the country's Chief Medical Officer coped admirably with such cross examination!

Despite Covid all these students had impressive CVs, work experience and attendance at lectures across the capital or virtually. The wide variety of preparation, planning and activity to support their applications will not fail to impress.

CCF Sixth Form prides itself on the planning and preparation of our university applicants. The team (Mr D Nielsen, Mr A Bratt, Mr R Patient, Mr D Scott, Ms A Fincham and Mrs E Menelaou) as well as all the subject teachers who provided support and guidance deserve huge praise for their efforts in meeting this deadline and instilling ambitions in our students.

We are expecting a host of serious, dynamic and ambitious applications from all our students in the sixth form over the coming months, and would like to wish them all the very best.