Highbridge school's sixth formers head to world's top universities
from Highbridge's King Alfred School are heading to two of the
world's best universities, as others return from their trips to
several prestigious university summer schools.
student Bethan Marshall, 18, has started her Cambridge University
studies in Natural Science after gaining 3 A* A Level grades and
an A in mathematics, further mathematics, chemistry and physics.
Meanwhile Ashley Benton, also 18, who was in the same class as
Bethan, is studying physics at University College London, which
has just been ranked as the fifth best university in the world.
several other sixth-form students including Lucy Cox, Sam Harkness
and Becky Jones returned from their summer school visits to the
respective academic institutions of Durham University, Nottingham
University and Exeter University.
up to 30 younger gifted and talented students from Years 10 and
11 will make a fact-finding trip to Oxford University.
aims to help other current The King Alfred School students to
fulfil their potential and assist them in their goal of following
in her footsteps by aiming high and attending the UKs leading
said: "Going to Cambridge is a testament of much hard work.
I'm ecstatic to know that I will be taught by people who don't
just teach science, but are making the discoveries that they are
a privilege to think that other people will be inspired to follow
their wildest dreams in the same way that I did."
Teacher Denise Hurr said: "We are extremely proud of Bethan
and Ashley, and all our students, in their achievements. These
universities are among the best in the world and we want to support
and encourage as many of our students as possible to go there.
We tell our students often that they can achieve their dreams
and to aim for the very best."
Bethan received constant support from The King Alfred School including
mock interviews, specialist tuition from Cambridge graduates and
guidance through the application process. She also gained 5 A
grades at AS Level in biology, chemistry, mathematics, further
mathematics and physics.