The final deadline for UCAS applications has now passed; obviously many decisions have yet to be made by admissions departments. However, we are extremely impressed by the offers students have already achieved for a wide range of courses and universities. The results of this year’s applications to Oxford and Cambridge Universities were released last week. We are delighted that nearly 40% of our candidates have received offers for 2018. The offers are very pleasing for both A level and IB students. The sixteen successful applicants hope to study English, Economics, Medicine (two students) and Psychology (two students) at Cambridge, and Biochemistry, English (two students), Geography (two students), History (two students), French and Philosophy, French and Italian, and Physics at Oxford. We congratulate our students upon their success; it is an extremely competitive process and we were impressed by the focus and determination shown by all our applicants as they tackled the various challenges with which they were presented.