East Point Academy celebrates both Cambridge and Oxford places

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February 17th 2021

We are celebrating this week as two former East Point Academy pupils have secured places at both Cambridge and Oxford. 

Jezz Brown and Megan Swann both left East Point in 2019 going on to sixth form at East Norfolk Sixth Form College. Jezz will be taking up his place in Cambridge to study Human, Social, and Political Sciences at Jesus College, whilst Megan has been offered a deferred place at Oxford to study History at The Queen’s College.

Securing a place at these prestigious colleges is challenging and extremely competitive in any year, but all the more so this year. Despite this academic year’s constant disruption and uncertainty, these pupils are now on the path to studying their subject at the very highest level thanks to their efforts and that of their teachers.

Jezz Brown said: 

“When I first read the email saying I was being offered a place at Cambridge, it definitely took some time to sink in. When I saw it confirmed on UCAS it was such a wave of relief and helped reassure me that it was really happening.

“Going to Cambridge has been my ambition for quite a few years, so to be offered a place there is an incredible feeling. I would encourage anyone reading this who’s interested in Oxbridge to go on and apply, it’s such a brilliant opportunity!”

Read Jezz Brown's blog: "East Point Academy's Oxbridge session focusing on raising our aspirations and pushing us to aim high, was central to sparking this"

Megan Swann said:

“I couldn’t believe it when I found out I had been offered a place – I was in complete shock and it actually took a couple of days to sink in. It’s been an ambition of mine for so long, but I don’t know if I ever really thought I would get a place.

“We managed to visit Oxford and my College back in October and I was smiling the whole time we were there, it made me certain that this was the place I wanted to study. Thank you to everyone at East Point Academy for their help and support throughout this process – I couldn’t have done this without them!”

Read Megan Swann's blog: "After I left East Point Academy, I knew I could always come back and ask for help"

Richard Dolding, Principal of East Point Academy said:

“I am so, so proud of Jezz and Megan – they were exemplary students during their time with us, and they have worked so hard to secure these places. Oxbridge is a badge of honour that they richly deserve, and they have both shown great resilience and determination despite the challenges of the past year. I’d also like to congratulate our teachers on this milestone moment – they are doing the most brilliant job, going above and beyond in supporting our students and it’s wonderful to see all those efforts paying off.”