Four high flying Sixth Form students from Upton Court Grammar School were selected to attend competitive masterclasses at the University of Cambridge, to be held during the Easter break in March. Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, is hosting the sessions run by professors and research academics in all areas of study, offering the programme to potential future students. This meant that successful applicants had to demonstrate exceptional academic ability, as well as highly developed communication skills and demonstrable interest in extra-curricular activities.
Each of the masterclasses, lasting a day, will give students an insight into life at Cambridge, and will no doubt enthuse them in applying to Cambridge, or similar universities in the Autumn, when the University application process (UCAS) begins.
The four students will be attending Masterclasses in Chemistry, Physics, History and Economics following the submission of an application form, personal statement and supporting school reference.
Student Hussain ul-Haq, 17, who applied for the History programme, said “I believe that all of us hope to achieve a better insight into our topics, which may help us not only during our education, but also to use new skills acquired when we are older.”
Upton Court Grammar School Principal, Mercedes Hernandez Estrada, said “it is fantastic to see someone taking the steps to fulfil their dream. For Krupa, Ishatroop, Hussain and Darshan this is a great opportunity and I am confident they will do us proud.
Ishatroop Aulack (Physics) (16), Krupa Mistry (Chemistry) (17), Hussain ul-Haq (History) (17), Darshan Mistry (Economics) (17).