Students win places at selective Oxford University Summer School

Students win places at selective Oxford University Summer School

Three hard-working A Level students from New City College’s Havering Sixth Form campus have secured places at the highly selective University of Oxford John Locke Summer School.

Kacper Loniewski, Tashya Kimacia and Tadgh Kerin were chosen after a tough application and interview process and will join the programme in the summer break alongside other talented students from across the world.

Tashya, who is studying English, Politics and Philosophy at the sixth form, will be going to Balliol College, Oxford, for the Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) two-week intensive course. She said: “My teachers encouraged me to apply and I am so excited to have been chosen. I can’t wait for it to begin as it’s such an amazing opportunity.”

She will benefit from inventive learning methods by high-calibre academics and will be pushed to develop her listening ability, refine her reasoning and thought processes and enhance her writing and speaking skills.

Kacper and Tadgh will be joining Radley College, Oxford, for the Humanities Conference, which is designed to develop and refine students’ skills as historians, political scientists or economists.

Tadgh is studying English, Law and Spanish at Havering and says he is looking forward to the lectures and seminars. Kacper who is studying Maths, Sociology and Politics, said: “It will be a great experience. It’s such a high-level university and we will get to meet the professors and some of the current students.”

More than 400 students were interviewed for the summer schools. Those chosen are said to be the most intellectually curious, open-minded and academically ambitious students, looking to apply for Oxbridge degrees next year.