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6 Kings Oxford students awarded places at UCL

16 Sep, 2020
6 Kings Oxford students awarded places at UCL

UCL proved a popular choice amongst this years’ A-level cohort at Kings Oxford, with 6 students being awarded places on undergraduate degree programmes!

UCL — or University College London as it’s more formally known — is a world-renowned university located in the heart of the UK capital. It’s ranked #9 overall in the UK, and falls within the top 10 in terms of subject rankings for a wide range of options including Art & Design, Biosciences, Business Studies, Electrical Engineering, Law, Mathematics, Politics and Psychology (Sunday Times 2020 Good University rankings).

UCL is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and is one of the largest research-intensive universities in the UK. It consistently performs very highly in terms of overall student satisfaction and also graduate employment rates.

The students from Kings Oxford who will be going to UCL achieved fantastic grades, and will be studying the degrees listed below:

Results: Undergraduate degree:
International Relations
AAAAA History, Politics and Economics
A*A*AA Philosophy, Politics and Ethics
Natural Sciences

We recently spoke to Natalie, from Vietnam (pictured above), who will be studying Natural Sciences at UCL this year, after taking her A-levels with Kings in Oxford.

“I am so excited about the journey ahead at UCL, but on the other hand, I will miss Kings Oxford very much. I just wanted to thank you for taking care of me for the past three years and ensuring I graduate with the best results.”

We asked Kings Oxford A-level course director, Paul Steele why he believes that UCL was a popular choice among Kings students this year:

“London universities are especially popular with international students and many arrive having heard a lot about UCL. We have a long tradition of students now who progress to UCL. Initially it was in Maths and the Sciences mainly, but now this has spread to Pharmacy and Medical Sciences and the Humanities including PPE and International Relations. On their return to our reunion days students at UCL are always enthusiastic and cascade that enthusiasm to our present students."

UCL is a truly global university, with 40% of its academic staff and 38% of its students coming from overseas. Its main campus is located in the upmarketBloomsbury neighbourhood in central London, and there are plans to open a further campus on the site of the London 2012 Olympic Park in east London in the future.

Armando, from Spain, will be studying Politics and International Relations at UCL this year:

“I was very surprised to find myself enjoying a history lesson as much as I did this year! Much of that is thanks to you [Kings Oxford teacher, Paul] and my classmates. I grew a lot academically and personally in this past two years. I will always remember it as special.”

The outstanding achievements of Kings Oxford students in being awarded places at such a prestigious university are all the more impressive this year, considering the disruption and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Paul commented:

“Generally I believe that students join A-level courses to get to the best – and so that is the way I have guided them, either in subject choice and retention or in university research. This year again we had over 80% of A level students go to Russell Group Universities or universities of a similar standing.”

Other students who completed their academic studies at Kings Oxford this year are progressing on to a wide range of top ranking universities including Kings College London, University of Manchester, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, and University of York.

Congratulations once again to all our academic students on another year of results success. We can’t wait to hear about all of the exciting opportunities that lie ahead for you.

Kings is proud to have sent a number of students to UCL in the past from across all 4 of our UK colleges. You can learn more about some recent students who have progressed here on our dedicated UCL page.