Student Earns Place at Oxford University
CTK Aquinas student Daniel said;
“I am thrilled to stand before you to share some exciting news. After months of hard work, determination, and perseverance, I am proud to say that I have been accepted into my dream university – Oxford University, to study Mathematics and Computer Science.
This has been a long and challenging journey, filled with countless hours of studying, researching, and lots of problem solving. I am truly grateful for the support and encouragement of everyone who has been by my side throughout this process, and especially thankful to my school CTK Aquinas for providing me with all the help I needed.
I know that the road ahead will not be easy, and I am fully prepared to face any challenges that come my way. But I am confident that the education and opportunities I will receive at Oxford will allow me to reach my full potential and achieve my goals.
I look forward to this new chapter in my life, and I am excited to see what the future holds.”
The Senior Mathematical Challenge, organised by the UKMT, is the UK’s flagship maths competition.
Daniel has spent many months preparing for the challenge, which has required a high level of mathematical reasoning, and precision of thought and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems. Daniel was awarded the Gold Certificate, and as one of the highest performers, he was invited to Round 1 of the British Maths Olympiad. He was awarded a Certificate of Distinction and is now preparing for Round 2 of the British Maths Olympiad. Daniel has worked very hard towards these competitions and we are extremely proud of his achievements.
Trevor AQUINAS Progressed to: University of Lancaster Course: A Level Business, ICT and English Language and Literature
“My tutors at CTK were fundamental in my academic success. They were always approachable and willing to go the extra mile. I enjoyed taking part in extracurricular activities, including leading the sixth form band and being Director of the Business Enterprise Group, Student Governor and Student Head of Hall. ”
Bradley AQUINAS Progressed to: University of Nottingham Course: A Levels Maths A*, Physics A* and Chemistry A*
“At Christ the King I discovered I was resilient. My teachers really pushed me to be my best, I am in their debt, thank you for believing in me.”
Rose AQUINAS Progressed to: The University of Warwick Course: A Level History A, Politics A, Sociology A*
“CTK was a great environment for me to learn in. I’ve really enjoyed the teaching – all my teachers have been encouraging and supportive. They put in the extra time to help with workshops and revision to ensure we did well.”
Owen AQUINAS Progressed to: Royal Holloway University Course: A Level Maths A, Psychology B and Biology A
“I would recommend coming to CTK as the level of support offered by the subject teachers is exceptionally good. The best thing about CTK is being part of the friendliest group of students I've ever met. I'm applying to Oxford to study Psychology. ”
Esosa AQUINAS Progressed to: De Montfort University Course: A Level Biology, Chemistry and Maths
“My form tutor at CTK was exceptionally supportive every day. I value the freedom and independence of controlling my own learning, staying motivated whilst also having fun. The and people and sense of community provide a great environment. I have enjoyed extra opportunities such as joining summer schools and widening participation programs and becoming a student governor. I received lots of help from the careers guidance counsellor to help me realise what I want to do after sixth form. ”