St Anne’s extends its congratulations to all those who have received their A-Level results today. We eagerly anticipate the arrival of the 2023 cohort, a group of highly accomplished students from various social, cultural, and economic backgrounds, including those who are care experienced, differently abled, and neurodiverse, hailing from diverse regions of the UK and around the globe. As we announced previously, this year will also mark the first intake of students on the Astrophoria Foundation Year. These students bring with them educational experiences from a variety of institutions, ranging from those with limited exposure to Oxford admissions to independent schools, grammar schools, comprehensive schools, sixth form colleges, and academies.
Among them, an increasing number represent less advantaged backgrounds, underscoring the ongoing dedication of the College and University to ensure that academically gifted students aspiring to study at the University of Oxford are provided a fair opportunity for admission. The diversity embodied in this year’s intake aligns with the founding principles of St Anne’s – promoting educational accessibility and aspiring to become the preferred home for the most brilliant and ambitious students from all walks of life.
We are pleased to be once again welcoming students onto the bridging programme, Opportunity Oxford , now in its fourth year, which provides additional academic support to help some less advantaged students transition successfully from school to the University. St Anne’s has championed Opportunity Oxford from its beginnings, alongside the Astrophoria Foundation Year. We are proud to participate in these University initiatives.
Once again we would like to congratulate all this year’s school leavers on their hard work and wish them well for the future. We look forward to welcoming our new freshers to St Anne’s soon – and would like to remind prospective applicants that the last 2023 University of Oxford Open Day will take place on 15th September, should you wish to discover whether St Anne’s could be where you want to study from 2024.