Marches Sixth Form Student Wins Cambridge Bursary

A former A Level student from The Marches Sixth Form, Alex Keir, who is now studying at St John’s College, Cambridge has been awarded a bursary worth £3,000 per year by OCR to support his studies at one of the UK’s most prestigious Universities, after being nominated by Marches Sixth Form teacher Mrs Vikki Vicars.  In its 14th year, OCR’s bursary fund was set-up to enable talented West Midlands’ students to make the most of their time at Cambridge.

Last month, Alex attended an awards ceremony at the OCR in Coventry where he was presented with his award by the Cambridge Assessment Group Chief Executive and Chairman of OCR, Simon Lebus.

OCR praised Alex for his achievement and said he was “inspiring to meet and an excellent representative of The Marches School.”

Mrs Vikki Vicars Lead Teacher for Academic Extension at The Marches School, commented, “Alex is an exceptionally gifted student and the first from The Marches Sixth Form to gain a place at Cambridge. His hard work and dedication shone through in his application and at Interview, so much so that we decided to nominate him for the OCR award. The £3000 pa bursary will ensure that Alex is able to spend his exeats from St John’s College Cambridge gaining invaluable engineering and research experience without having to be conscious about costs.”

She continued “We work hard to ensure that no Marches Students should be prohibited from accessing further education because of funding and actively seek out and assist with scholarship and bursary opportunities wherever they choose to study. Last year another student received a full scholarship worth £30,000 to study in the United States and a further pupil gained a £3,000 pa scholarship to assist with her degree in Shipping.”

For further information on The Marches Sixth Form please visit our Open Evening on Thursday 19th October from 6:30pm.

Posted by marchesadmin on 5th October 2017, under Uncategorized


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