Upton Court Grammar School student, Tania Bedi, 17, beat competition from hundreds of applicants to secure one of Oxford University's 30 summer school places in History. The programme, called UNIQ, received over 7000 applications overall and required applicants to demonstrate astute academic ability through GCSE grades and a written personal statement, as well as being supported by a teacher's reference.
The week long course entails successful applicants to stay at the University and attend lectures and seminars run by professors and other researchers. It is designed to give A level students a taste of university life, and experiencing other facets of being a student at Oxford.
Upton Court Grammar School has sent students to Oxford's UNIQ summer programme for the third year running, and has motivated several students to take up undergraduate positions at the world renowned establishment.
Principal Mercedes Hernandez Estrada said "Upton Court Grammar School students have an excellent track record when it comes to securing places for Oxford University's Summer School. I am confident that Tania, who is an outstanding and highly committed learner, will impress the lecturers and benefit from this insight into university life at Oxford and into History as her chosen course."