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Cardinal Vaughan celebrates Oxbridge Offers

We’re delighted to report that a total of 12 pupils have been offered places to study at Oxford and Cambridge in this year’s application round.
Eight pupils have been offered places to study Arts and Humanities subjects, with our Head Girl, Florence Robinson, awarded an Organ Scholarship as well as a place to read Classics. Cornelius Nowicki has been offered a Choral Scholarship at Magdalen College Oxford. Four pupils were offered places to read Architecture, Computer Science, Computer Science & Philosophy and Mathematics. Seven pupils have offers from Oxford, and five from Cambridge.
The offers mark the culmination of a huge amount of hard work from our successful applicants as well as the teachers who have supported them every step of the way, from arranging Open Days to guiding them through the famously rigorous Oxbridge application and interview process. This guidance includes the annual mock entrance interview event run by Miss Davies-Evitt, Head of Classics and Future Pathways. The event sees applicants put through their paces by Oxbridge and Cambridge graduates drawn from Vaughan alumni and supporters of the school, all generously volunteering their time to share invaluable insights.
Mr Stubbings, Headmaster, comments: “The way in which the school prepares our Oxbridge candidates captures many of the reasons why Cardinal Vaughan is such a special place, highlighting as it does the dedication and expertise of our teaching staff as well as the support provided by the wider Vaughan community who give so generously of their time to help our current students. Getting into Oxford or Cambridge is a huge personal achievement and we congratulate all our successful applicants.”  
Ms Whelan, Associate Head & Head of Upper School, adds: “As well as offering my congratulations to all our successful Oxford and Cambridge applicants, I’d also like to pay tribute to the role played by Miss Davies-Evitt in preparing our candidates. She oversees the entire process each and every year, delivering a tailored programme of support so that our candidates can perform at their absolute best. We look forward to having more good news to share as other universities finalise their offers to pupils.”
Over the last decade, the Vaughan has sent 107 pupils on to study at either Oxford or Cambridge.