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14 July 2020

Shao Jie has an offer to read Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. He is currently studying A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Further Mathematics within our Sixth Form.

“I applied for Natural Sciences because I wanted a broad subject that would truly open up my career potential. At this point in my life, I don’t want to narrow or limit my future employment options and I know that graduates in this subject can be found in many different jobs, ranging from research posts to careers in law! I want to ensure that such variety is also available to me upon graduation.

“After submitting my university application, I was invited to the University of Cambridge for my technical interview, where I was asked a lot of questions that focused on my knowledge of the subject. When I then received my offer to study at Cambridge, I was very happy. My parents, of course, were very happy too.

“I have been at Westminster City School since Year 7, so it will feel strange to leave the School this summer. I’ll definitely miss the teachers here, as I have gotten to know many of them so well over the last seven years of my life.”

Founded in 1209, Cambridge remains one of the world’s most prestigious institutions. In 2019, it was the UK’s top-ranked university, according to all major league tables, and named the world's second best university by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Notable alumni, students and staff include 120 Nobel Laureates, 11 Fields Medalists, 7 Turing Award winners and 14 British prime ministers.

Over 90% of our 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 last few months, have featured many of our sixth formers talking about their exciting journey towards university.

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