University offers at THS Sixth Form

Wednesday 25 November 2020 | By Samantha Hockney

Students in Year 13 at Teesside High School have begun to receive university offers for 2021.

Excited anticipation is growing as students see their potential futures branching out in front of them.

Teesside High School Sixth Form pupils benefit from mock interviews with academics in their field as well as internal support with application forms and personal statements. Hanah, one of our international students, followed our lockdown distance learning programme despite being in a different time zone, including joining assemblies at 11.00pm via Google Meet!

Hanah has been predicted three A* grades and is applying for Chemistry at university. She said: “I am waiting to hear whether I’ve got an interview at Magdalen College, Oxford. I know they only take four people a year for each subject so it’s a long shot, and one of my friends here at Teesside High School Sixth Form is applying to the same college for Psychology, so we’re both in the same boat and can share our nerves.

“I’ve already had offers from Leeds, York and Durham which was a boost. Next week I have an interview at Imperial College, London, so it’s really important to get lots of practice in advance so I can think on my feet if I have to. I’m also applying to a university in South Korea, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, which has its own quite different application process. I’ve been really lucky to have experienced staff on hand who can help.”

Elsewhere, students have received offers for Medicine and Psychology following the earlier UCAS deadline. Other pupils are working towards their submission on Friday 15 January and we look forward to sharing their success with you.

Find out more about joining THS Sixth Form for your post-16 studies.