For Oxbridge applicants, a few competitions is essential.
But, any university application is improved by doing a competition.
All these essays are open to students in Year 12 and Year 13.
More competitions will be added as they are announced.
In addition, Lily Eagland’s entry into the Vellacott History essay competition was commended by the judges at Peterhouse College, Cambridge.
Lily’s essay ‘Why was child labour a problem for 19th century societies? These are all considerable achievements given the high level of competition for such prizes.
These essay competitions give pupils the opportunity to write about a subject in which they are personally interested, developing and experiencing the study skills which they will need for A Level and University.
A recent Birkenhead Sixth Form College graduate who is headed for Trinity College, Cambridge has scooped a prestigious writing prize from ‘rival’ university, Oxford, as he starts his higher education tenure with a bang.
In addition, three further essays of a high quality will be commended.
All successful competitors will be invited to visit the College.