This is a nerve-wracking time for many school pupils up and down the country as those who have applied for university entry are all too aware.
The deadline for university applications was 15th January, however, Loretto School pupils are already celebrating a wide range of exciting offers.
At this early stage, many Loretto pupils have four or five offers to choose between, from universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, UCL, Warwick, Keele, Napier, Glasgow, Exeter and Manchester.
After sitting challenging entrance exams and interviews, two Loretto pupils have secured unconditional offers for October 2015. Johanna Dieffenbacher (17 from Pathhead, Midlothian), to read Spanish with Portuguese at St Hugh’s College, Oxford and Miranda Smith (18 from Samuelston, East Lothian), to read Medicine at Newnham College, Cambridge.
In addition to traditional subjects such as Geography, History, Modern Languages and the sciences, Loretto pupils choose diverse and stimulating degrees. This year alone, they are looking forward to reading: Rural management; Business and Accounting; Geology; Corporate Finance; Creative Advertising; International Relations; Philosophy; Psychology; Sport and exercise science; Musical Theatre; Engineering and Criminology.
Dr Graham Hawley, Headmaster at Loretto School commented, “We are very proud of the achievements of all our pupils. Loretto School boasts a remarkable university entry success rate with 97% of pupils entering their choice of university and it was recently announced that it was in the top 7% of all schools for adding academic value at A level.”