An excellent set of A Level results has enabled a large proportion of this year’s leavers to secure places at their university of choice in their chosen field of study, with over 35% of passes at A*/A, compared to the UK average of 25%.
Amongst these are four pupils taking up places at Oxford or Cambridge, reading: PPE at Keble College, Oxford; Classics at St Benet’s Hall, Oxford; Chemistry at The Queen’s College, Oxford; Medicine at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. There are three other MIllihillians starting Medicine, at Imperial, Bristol and Glasgow; one is a current leaver, and two left in 2018 and are joining after their Gap Years.
This year our leavers head off to 40 different universities, which in order of popularity are: Bristol (8); Nottingham (8); Edinburgh (6); Loughborough (4); Birmingham (4); Oxford (3); Leeds (3); Newcastle (3); Warwick (3); LSE (3); King’s London (2); UCL (2); Imperial (2); QMU (2); Royal Holloway (2); York (2); Exeter (2); University of the Arts, London (2); Sussex (2); Nottingham Trent (2); University of East Anglia (2); 15 additional UK institutions are receiving one entrant apiece. Other pupils will be studying in Denmark, Spain and the USA.
We are pleased to celebrate not only the academic achievement of our leavers, but also the diversity of their interests, as they embark on their university careers having found their passion, be it in courses which are tailored to specific vocations such as Law, Journalism, Fashion Marketing, Engineering and Banking and Finance, or subject specific courses such as Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Maths, Philosophy and English.
Given that our ethos is based on the principle of inspiring the minds of our pupils through learning beyond the curriculum, it is wonderful to see the pupil founder of our Rocketry Society heading off to Southampton to read Aeronautics and Astronautics with Spacecraft Engineering. It is also encouraging to note that amongst our leavers’ chosen fields of study are French, Politics and International Relations; we wish them well in shaping a bright future on the global stage!
The class of 2019 have certainly done themselves, and Mill Hill School, proud, and we look forward to hearing of their future successes and happiness as they make their way in the world, taking with them not only a firm academic grounding, but the values which we hold in no less high regard.