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Oxford Summer School Success for Cronton Students

Three talented Cronton Sixth Form students are excited to finish off their first year at College by completing the prestigious UNIQ Summer School programme with the University of Oxford after beating tough competition to win their places.

Max Barnes, Freya Richardson Fay, and Daisy Christcoli all applied for the summer school after being introduced to it by their College tutor. The A Level students, who are all part of the Student Leadership Team and the Prestigious University Programme at Cronton, secured their places after demonstrating their academic ability alongside impressive tutor references during the application process.
UNIQ Summer School was introduced by the University of Oxford in 2010 and aims to help A level students meet current Oxford students, giving them the opportunity to explore their favourite subjects with world class academics and prepare for the university application process.

Freya, previously from Saints Peter and Paul Catholic High School, said, “I found out about the UNIQ Summer School through the Prestigious Universities Programme at Cronton. My tutors have been fabulous throughout the application process, they are always signposting us to new opportunities and are really quick to reply when you need help.”

Max, previously from Ormiston Chadwick Academy, said, “I feel that the scheme will really help me when it comes to applying to university, especially with aspects such as writing your personal statement. The application to university can seem quite daunting, but UNIQ will hopefully make the experience less stressful and straightforward, whilst also preparing me for the expectations of university.”

The students are now looking forward to starting the programme which concludes in the summer with a specialised academic week, allowing them to choose from thirty different subjects and focus on the subject they would like to study at university.

Daisy, previously from Lymm High School, said, “I am really excited for the academic module! I think it will be a great insight to help me decide whether the subjects I have chosen (History and Politics) are definitely for me”.