With the UCAS application deadline about to close and offer-making in full swing, the Upper Sixth Form at RGS Guildford continue to receive significant numbers of offers for some of the most competitive courses from the leading universities in the country. To date just under 400 offers have been received including large numbers from Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Nottingham, Southampton and Warwick (all of whom tend to offer throughout the process) and growing numbers from Durham, Edinburgh, Imperial, and UCL (all of whom traditionally wait until close to the UCAS deadline before starting to make offers). It is also encouraging to see all of the Medics, Vets and Dentists being invited to multiple interviews.
Recent focus at RGS Guildford has been on Oxbridge outcomes and we are delighted to report that 29 students have received Oxbridge offers: 18 for Cambridge and 11 for Oxford – the most offers since 2016/2017. Of particular note is our conversion rate of 55% from interviews to offers and an overall application-to-offer rate of 44% which would place the RGS among the very highest performing schools and colleges in the UK. The range of courses is also pleasingly eclectic – from Design to Music, Archaeology to Engineering, Law to PPE, Classics to Natural Sciences. To place these results in context, the admissions landscape has changed significantly over the last seven years, not least in the number of applicants to Oxford and Cambridge which has risen from approximately 34,000 to 46,000.