News - Westwood College students achieve significant accolades.

Westwood College students have achieved recent remarkable success.

Following completion of a comprehensive application process and a highly competitive selection procedure, Year 12 students Robert Dennison and Francesca Picucci have been offered Nuffield Bursaries to complete a four week research placement, Robert doing so in Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence and Francesca, in Biochemistry.

The two aforementioned students, Isabella Hinton, Alex Gordon, Kate Ferns, David Kay, Callum Dale and Sam Walker have been offered ‘HEADstart’ courses amidst significant competition, this being a full time, one week preparatory course for new single, joint and combined honours students.

21 students have applied for Sutton Trust courses inclusive of sciences, languages, History and Geography.  The Sutton Trust Summer Schools are free, subject-specific residential courses for Year 12 students from UK state-maintained schools. The summer schools offer capable students a taste of life at a leading university and allows them to gain an insight into study as a first-year undergraduate student.

Francesca Picucci and Samantha Alcock, as potential Cambridge University students, have each been offered a masterclass day at the University, Francesca to gain an awareness of the Biology and Chemistry courses, and, Samantha, Chemistry.  Again, these opportunities are fiercely contested.

Year 12 and 13 students have taken place in the Chemistry and Language Olympiad competitions, results to be announced. Each Olympiad is a national competition which provides an exciting opportunity to stretch and challenge post-16 students studying certain subjects. The competition enables the selection of a team of four students to represent the UK in the International Olympiad, offering a fantastic opening for students to travel and meet fellow subject enthusiasts from all over the world.

Year 10 students Matthew Cheung, Natasha Green, Jenny McKimm and William Wilson have been successful in gaining a place on the Salters’ Summer Camp which caters for students who are enthusiastic about Chemistry whether or not they have decided to continue studying the subject post-16.

Congratulations to all students who have achieved such significant and admirable success.


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