Pupil success in Oxbridge Essay Competition

4th October 2021

Some of our Middle School pupils recently entered an essay competition in the summer for Immerse Education, as part of the School’s ‘Introduction to Oxbridge’ programme lead by Mrs Phillips.

The Immerse Education Essay Competition offers pupils the opportunity to win a 100% scholarship to go on a residential summer school in Oxford or Cambridge. Despite the large number of pupils taking part across the country, six of our pupils won runner up prizes which amounted to 10-30% discounts off these summer courses. They had to write a 500 word academic essay, complete with university style academic referencing.

Mrs Phillips said, “I am very impressed with all of the pupils who took part, it was a really tough competition.”

Jacob, 5th Form pupil, commented on his day: “I took part in an essay competition organised by Immerse Education and introduced to us by Mrs Phillips as part of the Oxbridge Programme. The first prize was a 100% scholarship towards a summer 2022 residential (or online) programme at either Oxford or Cambridge. The essay questions were pre-defined according to the age group and the subject which we would like to study next year.

I chose the topic of Architecture as this reflects my interests and plans to study Architecture following the Sixth Form. I wrote about how Architecture is influenced by the environment. This topic is particularly close to my heart as I’m equally passionate about the unprecedented changes happening to the environment and the future designs involving the reuse and repurposing of the already existing buildings to minimise the emissions as a result of new builds. My essay was selected to receive a partial scholarship of 30% which I’m absolutely thrilled about, especially that this was the first time I took part in a competition outside of School.”

Congratulations to all pupils who took part.

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