This year five exceptionally gifted Lancing students have secured highly prized offers to study at Cambridge University. Their outstanding achievement once again underscores Lancing’s longstanding, consistent success at the highest, most academically competitive level of Oxbridge entrance. It recognises the students’ top flight abilities in some of the most highly competitive and intellectually demanding courses across the range of the Humanities and Sciences, from History to Engineering. It also stands alongside the first-class, rising success of Lancing students in achieving offers to study at the country’s most prestigious medical schools, music conservatoires and at the most academically elite universities in the US, Canada and Europe. Above all, this success is grounded in the renowned excellence of the College’s teaching. Academically gifted, dedicated and inspiring teachers, working alongside the individual intellectual interests of each pupil, in the classroom and far beyond, help foster the acute independence of thinking and academic flair central to Oxbridge achievement.
In 2019 Lancing’s strength in History has been highlighted by Sophie Millward-Sadler, who came to Lancing from Lancing Prep Worthing and has been offered a place at St Catharine’s College Cambridge. Karl Li has underlined the College’s year-on-year Oxbridge success in Mathematics, receiving an offer of a place to study Mathematics at St John’s College Cambridge. Hannah Eastbury, a former pupil of Lancing Prep Hove, has received an offer to study Modern and Medieval Languages at Magdalene College Cambridge. Lancing’s Head of School, Sophie Williams has also gained an offer to study Engineering at Trinity College Cambridge, as has Timothy Clifford, remarkably the third of three brothers at Lancing all to achieve Oxbridge places.
At Lancing College we prepare our pupils to be successful global citizens and for life after Lancing. In the Upper Sixth Form, the students meet weekly to work on their university applications under the guidance of Mr Nat Payne and his team. For those students aspiring to gain Oxbridge places, we offer additional preparation, practice interviews and support to give them the best chance of succeeding in this very competitive application process. There is an intensive programme of weekly preparation including for the Oxford History Aptitude Test and new Cambridge History Entrance Exam.
The five Oxbridge candidates with Dr Kerney, Head of Sixth Form Enrichment