Six students following the Oxbridge Preparation Programme at Gower College Swansea have been offered a place to study at Oxford or Cambridge in 2018. They are:
- Robert Fragiacomo (formerly Pontardulais Comprehensive School) offered a place to read Medicine at Robinson College, Cambridge
- Jai Praveen (formerly Olchfa Comprehensive School) offered a place to read Medicine at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
- Joe Mayford (formerly Bishop Gore Comprehensive School) offered a place to read English at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge
- Emily Reed (formerly Bishop Gore Comprehensive School) offered a place to read English at Balliol College, Oxford
- Han Xuanyuan (formerly Bishop Gore Comprehensive School) offered a place to read Computer Science at Churchill College, Cambridge
- Fuhao ‘Heinrich’ Song (from Dalian, China) offered a place to read Mathematics at Homerton College, Cambridge
The Oxbridge Preparation Programme, which is based at the Gorseinon campus, provides the best possible preparation for students aiming to progress to Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group universities.
“It is an intensive programme which includes weekly tutorials, visits to both Oxford and Cambridge universities, preparation interviews with Oxbridge alumni and local academic professionals, an aptitude test and assessment preparation for relevant subjects,” says Oxbridge lead tutor Felicity Padley. “It is also extremely effective – 43 Gower College Swansea students have been accepted to study at Oxford or Cambridge in the last six years, which is an incredible success rate.”
Gower College Swansea is also – at the invitation of the University of Cambridge – the only FE College or State School in Wales to run a HE+ programme.
Supported by the Welsh Government’s Seren Programme, HE+ aims to develop academic skills and inspire students to aim as high as possible when making their university choices.
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