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Kings Langley School celebrates first student to get place at University of Oxford
A student made history last week by being the first sixth form pupil at Kings Langley School to secure a university place at Oxford.
Jack Edmunds, who studied history, geography and law, achieved three A* grades and will become the first student from the school to read history at Mansfield College, Oxford.
The 18-year-old is set to start his first term at the college in October and said he is "very excited".
Jack said: "I didn’t sleep very well the night before results day because I was so nervous. But I checked UCAS in the morning and saw that I’d got enough to get into Oxford. My mum was so happy, she was screaming. It was good - we all went to the pub to celebrate."
The school, which is situated in Love Lane, has been making efforts in the last few years to improve grades and performance. Teachers have been aiming to provide students with academic one to one time and meet with them regularly.
Lindsey Rolfe, head of Sixth Form at Kings Langley School, said: "They are really cared for all the way through."
Ms Rolfe said the record breaking results are down to the hard work of the students and the teachers.
Jack said: "I did work pretty hard. I probably worked every night of the week for about two or three hours, sometimes more if I had exams.
"If I’m honest I didn’t really think I’d have a chance of getting in, but I spoke to the year head and she said to give it a go. When I get an interview that’s when I really decided I would push for it. It was a three day interview so I was there for quite a long time. The tutors’ interview was more challenging a bit scary as well. But then I got my final offer in January and, to be honest, I was shocked but very excited."
Not only do the school have their first student on his way to Oxbridge, but they have had their best set of overall exam results, boasting the largest number of A*, A and B grades "in living history".
Ms Rolfe said: "The sixth form has been on an upwards spiral for the last few years and it has been getting better year on year. Lots of our students have exceeded expectations and for a non-selective school, these results are really great. It’s down to the hard work of all the teachers and students and we are really, really proud."
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