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Student secures Oxbridge offer

Thursday 2 July 2020

Selby College student secures prestigious Oxbridge offer

A Level student Fergus Sandham has successfully received an offer to study at the University of Oxford.

Fergus, who is currently studying A Levels in English Literature, History and Psychology at Selby College, has secured an offer to study Law (BA in Jurisprudence) at St. Peters College.

As part of the application process, Fergus had to complete a UCAS application as well as write his own personal statement, which included his work experience at Freeman Brown, a criminal solicitors practice in Selby and Ward Hadaway, a law firm in Leeds.

Fergus also had to sit an admissions test, the Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT), as well as attending an interview at St. Peters College.

“The advice and guidance of both my Guidance and Support Tutor (GST) and other Tutors was invaluable in preparing me for my Oxbridge application,” said Fergus. “I am mostly looking forward to meeting people from different backgrounds at Oxford, but I will definitely miss how friendly Selby College is.”

St. Peters College admits around six students each year to study law, in which students will gain a broad education in the theory of Law.

Ex Selby College students Emily Morbey and Lucy Perry have also gone on to study at Oxford University, with Emily currently studying Human Sciences at Keble College and Lucy securing a place to study BA (Hons) Biological Science, in 2013.

Fergus’ GST tutor Angela Hobden, said: “Gus’ tutors and I are thrilled that he has secured a conditional offer at the University of Oxford, ranked as one of the top five universities in the world. It is a tremendous achievement and Selby College is proud to have been able to support Gus on his journey. Throughout his time at College, Gus has been a very dedicated and focused student. He has worked hard, researched his options thoroughly and completed valuable work experience. He has made the most of the opportunities he has been given at College, as well as listened to and appreciated the support, guidance and excellent teaching he has received. Gus has a very mature approach to his studies and has always aimed high. His place at Oxford is well deserved and his tutors and I wish him all the very best for the future.”