NEW College students selected for Cambridge University Masterclass

Three NEW College Pontefract students are celebrating after being successfully offered places on masterclass courses at Cambridge University.

The highly competitive courses are designed to provide A level students with the chance to experience typical undergraduate teaching at Cambridge University.

Lydia Slack has been offered a place on the History masterclass at Pembroke College, whilst James Fleming has been offered Chemistry at Corpus Christi. Alex Gill has been offered a place on not one but two masterclasses at Corpus Christi, for Biomedical Sciences and Biology/Chemistry.

Lydia Sacks said: “Judith Lawson, our Oxbridge coordinator at NEW College, was incredibly helpful with making the application. I am very excited about the masterclass in the Easter holidays, and the help it will provide me with the UCAS application I am hoping to make in October.”

Alex Gill added: “I am really pleased I have the chance to take part in not just one but two masterclasses, as I feel they will give me a unique experience of the university, as well as furthering my knowledge in areas related to my A level subjects. I plan to apply to Cambridge University; I hope this opportunity will allow me to gain a great first impression.”

NEW College Principal, Pauline Hagen said: “I am very proud of the achievements of these students, who are all members of NEW College’s Excellence Academy programme. Their success in the masterclass placements is a reflection of how talented and ambitious they are. It is also a promising indicator of their likely strong performance at A level, and progression to prestigious universities.”