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An historical offer

2 June 2020

Keith has an offer to read BA History and Economics at the University of Reading. He is currently studying A Levels in Government, History and Mathematics within our Sixth Form.

“I joined Westminster City School in Year 12, as I wanted to experience somewhere new for my A Level studies. Since being here, I’ve enjoyed my three A Level subjects greatly and so I decided to apply for university courses that included history. However, I didn’t want to say good-bye to my other A Levels that easily and I feel that the economics part of my degree will allow me to continue with topics related to government and mathematics as well.

“Joining Westminster City School for the Sixth Form has been a really good experience. I settled in quickly and, in less than two years here, I have made some great new friends.

“I applied for universities outside of London, as I wanted to experience being more independent by living away from home. My parents have been very supportive and have encouraged me to focus on my studies, so that I get the required grades and can start my undergraduate degree this autumn.” 

Founded in 1892, Reading saw with 90% of its research ranked ‘internationally excellent’ in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Notable alumni include politicians like Penny Mordaunt, Hugh Robertson and Sharon Bowles, Olympian James Cracknell and musician Jamie Cullum.

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