Jennings off to Oxford

St. Ignatius graduate Stuart
Jennings is heading to one of the world’s top universities.

Eighteen-year-old Stuart has earned
a place to study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.  Head of Secondary at St. Ignatius Peter Embleton,
noted Stuart is the first student in the history of St. Ignatius to attend
Oxford.

Stuart completed his IGCSE
qualifications at St. Ignatius in 2008 and stayed on to do two years of Sixth
Form, earning the advanced diploma this June. 

In May and June Stuart completed
his A-Level examinations in English literature, physics and mathematics,
earning A* grades in literature and physics as well as a grade A in
mathematics. The A* grade in physics is a new grade awarded only to candidates
that exceed 90 per cent in the examination. The A* grade in literature is also
a new award this year.

Stuart will move on to Oxford next
month, where he has received a place in Magdalen College to study ancient
history and classical archaeology.

“Oxford’s history, splendour, and
reputation as one of the world’s top universities first attracted me to it, and
since being interviewed and gaining a conditional place it has been my focus to
obtain the required grades,” said Stuart.

“I would like to thank my teachers
for their support, with particular recognition due to Mrs. Karen Whyte for
tirelessly marking the continuous stream of essays that I gave her during my
fretful exam preparation.”

He said he hopes other students in
Cayman will aim for the worthy and entirely achievable goal of studying at a
top university such as Oxford.

Head of Sixth Form Jen Artuch is
thrilled with Stuart’s examination results and that he exceeded the
requirements for Oxford.

“He is an extremely dedicated and
well rounded student who has worked very hard for this and I am excited about
his future,” she said.

Head of English Karen Whyte said
Stuart is an exceptional student and is proud to have taught him for the past
five years. 

“Not only does he have natural
talent but he also worked tirelessly to ensure he gained the top grade,” she
said. 

He is an outstanding role model
within the school who will be greatly missed.”

Stuart is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Conor Jennings. 

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