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Oxbridge students share tips for success

Published on 01/11/18

Two high-flying Sir Isaac Newton students who went on to study at Oxbridge have shared their experiences of life at the country’s top two universities.

Jed de Ruiter-Swain, who’s in the third year of a biochemistry degree at Oxford, returned to the sixth form to give a talk about the university’s application process.

He also conducted mock interviews and shared tips for tackling admissions tests.

Recent Cambridge graduate Harriet Gooch, now studying for a PhD researching gut flora and fauna in moths, ran a seminar about her experiences as an undergraduate.

She particularly encouraged female students to aspire to the highest levels of study and work in the field of science, technology, engineering, and maths.

Principal Chris Jennings said: “We are delighted at the continued academic success of our alumni and that they are still contributing to our school life.

“Last year a record four Sir Isaac students secured places at Cambridge and we hope these visits will inspire even more students to aim for the best universities.”