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Posted on: 23/01/2015

Oxbridge Candidates

Five brilliant Loreto Grammar School sixth form students are dreaming of the glittering spires of Oxford and Cambridge after winning offers from two of the world's top universities.

Across science, mathematics, literature and history, Loreto's girls have excelled in an outstanding year for the school's top talent.
From left to right Ana Fernandez, 17, from Sale, has an offer of an A* and two A grades to read Chemistry at Queen's College, Oxford. Ana, who said, “I simply want to make a contribution to the ever developing world of science,” is one of the school's top orators having gained a grade 8 distinction in the LAMDA Speech and Drama examination.
Joanna Taylor, 17, from Sale, has an offer of an A* and two A grades from Pembroke College, Cambridge to English Literature. A member of Loreto's Model United Nations delegation, Joanna will travel with the school to India and ultimately would like to write fiction.
Alexandra Veitch, 17, from Sale, who would like to be a journalist, has an offer of an A* and two A grades to read English Literature at Murray Edwards, Cambridge, and said: “I consider the prospect of critically evaluating texts which have shaped and documented human life over the centuries to be a very exciting opportunity.”
Hannah Dawson, 17, from Altrincham, has an offer of an A* and two As to read History at Christ's College, Cambridge and said: “I have always been fascinated by the past and after my history degree I'd like to do a conversion course in law and aim to be a Human Rights lawyer.”
Mary Timms, 18, from Lymm, has an offer of two A*s and an A with 1s in her two STEP papers to study Mathematics at Caius College, Cambridge. A gold medallist in the National Senior Mathematics Challenge, Mary said: “I have always loved mathematics so it seemed the most natural thing for me to do.” Mary is hoping to become an actuary.
Loreto Grammar School's Head of Sixth Form Ms Jordan said: “Our sixth form students are currently winning excellent offers from many of Britain's top universities. These five exceptional young women have impressed some of Oxbridge's top colleges in what are very demanding and highly competitive subjects.”
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