05:25PM, Tuesday 19 April 2016
An Upton Court Grammar School student will get a taste of life at Oxford University having secured a spot on its summer school scheme.
Tania Bedi, 17, beat hundreds of competitors to win one of the 30 school places studying history.
Tania was accepted through UNIQ, a programme which received more than 7,000 applications and aims to introduce A-level students to life at Oxford University.
Upton Court Grammar has had students go on to study at Oxford for the past three years.
The school’s principal, Mercedes Hernandez Estrada, said: "I’m confident that Tania, who is an outstanding and highly committed learner, will impress the lecturers and benefit from this insight into university life at Oxford and into history as her chosen course."
Applicants had to prove their academic ability through their GCSE grades, a written statement and referrals from their teachers.
Tania will spend a week at the prestigious university attending lectures from Oxford professors and researchers.