University Destinations 2023

Thursday 12th October 2023

I am delighted to share a summary of the university outcomes for our recent Upper Sixth leavers.

Following their impressive A level results, our latest Old Marlburians are moving on to the widest range of top universities. All who were holding much-prized Oxbridge offers secured their places and will go on to study subjects from Materials Science to Chinese. Seven pupils will take up their places at medical and dental schools, having secured coveted places after gruelling testing and interviews. More than 80% of those applying will go to their first-choice course and institution.

Exeter stands out in this year’s list of top destinations with 45 Marlburians taking up places there. Other familiar favourites include Bristol (22), Durham (22), Newcastle (22) and Edinburgh (14). More than 50 Marlburians have chosen to go on and study Social Sciences (54), with Business Management (36), Historical and Philosophical studies (29) and Languages (28) also proving popular.

In global terms, Marlburians have fared exceptionally well with 22 moving on internationally. Places are being taken up at highly selective US universities such as Stanford, Columbia, Berkeley, Brown, UChicago, University of Southern California, Carnegie Mellon, Vanderbilt, Claremont McKenna, Boston University, Northeastern, Babson to name a few. In addition to the US, pupils will attend The University of Toronto, McGill and IE Madrid to round off an exceptional year for non-UK admissions. Unperturbed by the competitive international climate, Marlburians showed admirable ambition and applied not only to the most selective global universities, but many applied to arguably the most competitive programs (such as Computer Science, Economics, Business and Physics).

Our 2023 leavers should be warmly congratulated on their prestigious and varied array of university places and we wish them every success as they embark on this next stage of their education.

Alys Langdale
Head of Futures

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