Peter Symonds Multiplies Cambridge Success

Former students Josh Payne, Dylan Harley, Miles Elvidge and Ilyaz Sayenko are all preparing to study Mathematics at the University of Cambridge when term begins shortly, having endured a challenging year of preparation for the entrance exams and achieving excellent results in their A levels this summer.

Peter Symonds Maths teacher Simon Dakeyne said “This is the latest in an unbroken line of excellent mathematicians from Peter Symonds College who come back each year to tell us of their First Class final degrees, and encourage our brightest students to apply and to commit to the challenge of that entrance exam.”

Paul Watson, Head of Mathematics at the College, added “The demanding process means that usually no more than one or two of our students achieve a place to study Maths at Cambridge, so to have four successful students reading Maths at this level is a real achievement and a testament to their hard work and the dedication of their teachers. We are very proud of them.”

The four mathematicians are among 53 Peter Symonds College students taking up places at Oxford and Cambridge.

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17 September 2018