Keswick School is celebrating after three of its pupils have secured conditional offers from Oxford and Cambridge.
Charlotte Hignett, of Gilcrux, has been offered a place at Pembroke College, Cambridge, to study modern and Medieval languages, Sophie Mackenzie, of Workington, has been offered a place at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, to read history, and Hannah Rumney, of Ennerdale, has been offered a place at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, to study veterinary medicine.
Charlotte said: “I am absolutely delighted to have received an offer to study at Pembroke.
“I hope that, through lots of hard work, I can achieve the conditions of my offer and I am extremely grateful to all of the Keswick School staff who have continuously supported me in both the Cambridge application process and my sixth form studies.
“Despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, teachers have consistently issued guidance, resources and encouragement to help all students engage with material within and beyond the curriculum.”
Sophie said: “When I received my offer I was completely surprised and thrilled.
“The application process is long and difficult so I was just proud of myself for making it to interview; however, to receive an offer was the best reward for the hard work I had put in over the years.”
Hannah said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been offered a place.
“The application process was intense. I never expected to get the chance to study at Cambridge – I still can’t quite believe it’s real!”
Head of sixth form, Sophie French, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and we are absolutely delighted for Charlotte, Sophie and Hannah, whose hard work, dedication and engagement has been recognised in their offers.
“It is a pleasure to work with Keswick School sixth formers; they are confident, thoughtful and distinctive young adults who embrace the opportunity to learn and to make a significant contribution to the life of the school, as well as to the wider community.”