Hamza Hagi, a former Manchester Academy pupil, who achieved four A* grades in Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics and gained a place studying Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, said: “It’s been a really good experience for me at Xaverian and the support has been amazing. The teachers are always approachable and there is always someone to talk to if you need it.”
Amelia Chapman-Nisar, a former pupil at Priestnall School, gained AAA in English Language, Mathematics and Economics, securing her a place to study a Degree in Classics with Ancient Greek at the University of Oxford. Commenting on her success, Amelia said: “I’m surprised but delighted that I got the grades I needed for the place!
“I had a really good experience at Xaverian. The College staff were really supportive when I applied for Oxford. The Oxbridge Programme really helped me when I did my personal statement and also the mock interviews were useful in preparing us for the real interviews.”
Other students joining Hamza and Amelia at the University of Oxford, include:
- Gulliver Hubbard, A*A*AAA, English and French
- Anna Brown, A*A*A, History
- Bradley Williams, A*A*A*A*, Chemistry
- Laila Al-Terawi, A*A*A, Medicine
- Jake McMeekin, A*A*AA, Mathematics and Philosophy
Joining the Oxbridge celebrations was Ciara Avis, who achieved 3 A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics and an A grade in her EPQ and gained a place at the University of Cambridge to study Natural Sciences.
Adam Boukhchem, celebrated achieving grades AABC in Geography, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology and securing a place at his first-choice university.
“Being at the College has helped me to build my character as I came to Xaverian as a very shy individual. I feel more adventurous and confident to take on new challenges, meet new people and have had opportunities I never thought would be possible. I’m really proud to be a student here!
“All of my hard work has paid off and I will be heading to the University of Bristol to study a Masters Degree in Cancer Biology and Immunology, this will be followed by a Postgraduate course in Medicine.
“Ultimately, my goal is to work in innovative surgery and medical research to advance medical techniques, so there are new treatment options for diseases like diabetes and cancer to improve people’s quality of life and help them to recover more quickly. My motivation for this comes from my Grandma who passed away in recent years, and following volunteering at Tameside Hospital, research and studying online medical programmes, I felt like it was the right place for me.”
Mariam Mohamed completed her GCSEs at Chorlton High School before joining the College in September 2021 to study A Level Sociology and Cambridge Technical (Double) Health and Social Care and is progressing to Edge Hill University to study Operating Department Practice.
She said: “I’ve found being a student at Xaverian really enjoyable and rewarding. The teachers are really friendly and all the support I’ve received means I have been able to gain my place on a university course that will prepare me to work supporting patients in an operating theatre environment.”
Gaining their places was the culmination of significant additional work over two years by the students, who were all part of the College’s specialist ‘Oxbridge’ and ‘Medics, Dentists and Vets’ Programmes, unique and tailored programmes that prepare students to apply to highly competitive courses, at the UK’s most prestigious universities.
All students were delighted to receive their offers and are excited about the prospect of embarking on their Degree programmes at university and learning from the universities’ expert lecturers.
As one of the largest providers of post-16 education in the region, Xaverian College offers exciting opportunities to over 2800 students. To find out more, visit xaverian.ac.uk.