A GROUP of eight students studying A Levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB) at Bridgwater & Taunton College who have applied to the universities of Oxford or Cambridge attended a specialist interview preparation workshop at Millfield School in Street.
The visit was arranged as part of BTC’s ‘Pathways to Oxbridge’ scheme, which is linked to its Honours Academy, an enrichment programme open to all ambitious, motivated and hard-working students.
Students are given 1:1 support with their personal statements, interview prep and admission test guidance.
The BTC A Level and IB students who attended the interview workshops have all applied to the universities of Oxford or Cambridge. The next stage in the selection process is an interviews with final decisions expected during the coming months.
A Level student Joseph Pittard, of Bridgwater, has applied to Oxford to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
He said: “I found the Millfield workshops very useful as they allowed me to engage with my fellow applicants and gain lots of insight from them. The tasks also allowed me to develop my interview skills, preparing me for my interviews.”
Course leader Karen Crowley said: “I have been blown away with the talent of this year’s Pathways to Oxbridge students.
“They have applied for a vast range of subjects, including Medicine, Philosophy, English and Mathematics. Each student has performed exceptionally well during their BTC courses, which is an amazing achievement with the challenges they’ve faced over the last few years.
“We have been very lucky to be involved with this project alongside other colleges and sixth forms such as Millfield School and Wells Cathedral School.
“Students gain a lot from this project as they can mix with like-minded students.”