OM University Destinations

Our pupils are highly successful in gaining offers for their preferred universities and securing those places. 

Class of 2021

We are delighted to share a summary of the university outcomes for our recent Upper Sixth leavers, the Class of 2021.

Despite the challenges of this year, 92% of our leavers achieved their first-choice university. 88% of the cohort (up from 82% last year) accepted an offer from one of the Russell Group universities, the self-styled university Premier League. All of the familiar UK favourites are on this year’s list of destinations, although the north has provided a particular attraction: Durham (32), Newcastle (31), Edinburgh (27), Exeter (25) and Bristol (18) were the top five.

In global terms Marlburians also fared well, with 57% of those applying internationally winning places at one of the QS Top 100 universities and our international university application rate continues to be consistently double the UK independent school average. The most recent 2021 cycle saw Tate O accepted into Brown, Emma S to Michigan State University, Collette M to NYU, Emma P to UCLA, Massimo B to Georgetown, Finlay S to CU Boulder, Honor M to McGill, Cosmo V to University of British Columbia, Avni K to Parsons, Allie K to Boston University and Sara K to U Miami, with pupils also receiving offers not taken up to RISD, Duke, Middlebury, Vassar and the University of Toronto.

The following pupils take up places at Oxford or Cambridge University: Harmony A will read Chinese at Wadham College, Oxford; Louis D, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Robinson College, Cambridge; Rose O, Music at Christ Church, Oxford; Rupert P, Engineering at Exeter College, Oxford; Eva S, History at Lincoln College, Oxford; and Charlie W, Engineering at Robinson College, Cambridge. Additionally, OMs Freddie K will read Classics at Trinity College, Cambridge and Helena B, Russian at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford from September 2022.

Despite competition for Medicine being particularly ferocious in 2021, four Marlburians gained entrance: both Stella D and Honor E at Nottingham University, Patrick M at Queen Mary, University of London and Laurena M-D at Newcastle University. In addition, OMs Poppy E and Antigone L secured places for autumn 2022; Poppy at University College, London and Queen Mary, University of London and Antigone at Hull York Medical School.

Our 2021 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.

Guy Nobes

Head of Guidance