Tyler, who joined UTC Oxfordshire in Year 10, when it first opened, will need to achieve A*, A, A in his exams this summer.
“I wanted to go to a university where I knew I would learn as much as possible; one with the hardest and most thorough specifications. I have also received conditional offers for Bath, Bristol and Southampton University on the same course, with the final year being a masters.”
“I had been planning to secure a place at University of Oxford for some time, and our Head of Sixth Form, Sue, had sent me on trips to prepare me, such as the University College Oxford and Peter House Cambridge trips, offering sample lectures, tutoring and tours of campus.”
“I had to send off my personal statement, but for University of Oxford, they preferred it to be a creative statement. I made mine into more of a story. Sue was incredibly helpful throughout this and took in multiple drafts, and continued to give me invaluable feedback.”
“I then sat the Maths Admissions Test (MAT) entry exam. Following that, they look at your grades, your statement and your exam results and decide if they want to interview you. Luckily, I got through. I was interviewed twice; once for maths, and once for computer science, by two different parties, in two locations. I had no idea how I had done!”
“I got an email in January, as well as a physical letter to confirm if I had secured an offer. I couldn’t open the email for a few hours (!), and waited until I was home to read the actual letter. To my relief, I had received a conditional offer; I was so happy.”
“Studying at UTC Oxfordshire has definitely helped me to prepare for this next step. Sue has been an amazing help; she is just incredible. She has sat with us to discuss all of our options, whether that be university, an apprenticeship or employment and has given continued advice and guidance. We have also had so many opportunities thrown our way with Sue sending a constant flow of emails about work experience and future placements. To add to that, the quality of teaching here is outstanding and has helped us to achieve everything we have so far”.
Congratulations to Tyler on receiving his conditional offer and we wish him the best of luck in his studies and beyond.