Higher education offers for Burgess Hill students

Sally Emerson and Holly Tasker SUS-150226-151839001

Sally Emerson and Holly Tasker SUS-150226-151839001

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Burgess Hill School for Girls are celebrating a hugely successful UCAS process this year with 59 girls applying to study 42 different subjects at universities both in the UK and abroad.

Students have submitted applications to read 285 different courses through UCAS, 88% at Russell Group universities.

Three students have been offered conditional places at Oxford or Cambridge: Holly Tasker to read Medicine at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; Sally Emerson to read Mathematics at Homerton College, Cambridge and Harriet Jenner to read French at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford.

Sixth Formers were also encouraged to explore different routes into top careers with Sarah Lane achieving a position on the prestigious KPMG School Leaver Programme and Alexandra Wright applying for a laboratory apprenticeship programme to study microbiology at global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline.

The highly skilled Higher Education team at Burgess Hill School for Girls also assisted student applications to overseas universities. Lily Williams has secured a $20,000 grant to read Music at Berklee College of Music in Boston in the USA and Maggie Tse has been offered a scholarship to read Accounting and Finance at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Nick Dyson, Head of Sixth Form, said “The range of offers received by our girls this year has been exceptional; a testimony to the standard of applications made as a result of the sterling work the girls and the Higher Education team put into preparing UCAS forms and Personal Statements.

“Once again we must congratulate every single girl for the individual brilliance ably demonstrated in their approach to each application process.”

Report and pictures contributed by Burgess Hill School for Girls.