Victor has an offer to read his Masters in Biochemistry at the University of Oxford. He is currently studying A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics within our Sixth Form.
“I have always had a real passion for science and I believe it is an important subject for our ever-changing world today. In addition, I wanted to combine two disciplines whilst at university, meaning that a Masters in Biochemistry, which allows me to study both biology and chemistry, was the perfect degree.
“Before my University of Oxford interview, staff at Westminster City School provided support and guidance, even undertaking a mock interview with me. This was very helpful as it allowed me to think further about how I would answer different questions, such as why I wanted to study biochemistry. I was then asked that very question in my actual Oxford interview, just a few weeks later!
“My parents were so happy and so proud when I received my offer to study at Oxford. I am also very happy but I remain aware that I need to keep up with my studying and ensure that I get the required grades. So, I’ll feel much happier on Thursday 13 August, when I open up that envelope and see the grades that I require!”
The University of Oxford remains the oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of the world’s most prestigious institutions. Oxford has educated 28 UK prime ministers, plus numerous heads of state and government from around the world. Notable alumni, students and staff include 72 Nobel Laureates, three Fields Medalists, and six Turing Award winners.
Over 90% of Westminster City School’s current Year 13 have applied to start university in September 2020, receiving offers across a range of courses and institutions, both in and out of London. We are exceptionally proud of our young people and, over the coming weeks, will feature many of our sixth formers talking about their exciting journey towards university.