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Portsmouth High School students win summer school scholarships to top universities

Ambition is never in short supply at Portsmouth High School and, when the chance to enter the Immerse Education Essay Scholarship came along, students jumped at the chance.

The prize for this prestigious competition is the opportunity to attend the Immerse Summer School in Oxford or Cambridge. This competition gives students the chance to submit essay responses relating to their chosen subject. Titles this year included: Is the UN still relevant? Is psychology a science? What are the main causes of war? What does justice mean? Who is the greatest female role model of the 21st Century?

The school is delighted to announce that three Portsmouth High School students were selected to receive a partial scholarship to attend the Immerse Education Summer Programmes in 2021, whether these are online or residential. Congratulations to one of our Year 9 pupils and also to Anisa and Olivia, both in Year 12, on winning their scholarships and being recognised as submitting some of the highest calibre of entries this year.

The Immerse Education 2021 Scholarship Programme commented, ‘This has been a record-breaking competition as we received thousands of entries from students attending leading schools all over the world. Our independent judges have remarked on the exceptionally high quality of essays that we received this year across all categories, and it is very clear that entrants have invested significant effort in researching and writing their essays’.

Portsmouth High School’s Gifted, Able and Talented Enrichment (GATE) Co-ordinator, Dr Stockton-Chalk said ‘Being awarded a scholarship not only means that Portsmouth High School girls are able to attend an Immerse Summer Programme at a reduced cost, there are also a number of long term benefits that this win has afforded. It will help with UCAS applications and future scholarship and educational sponsorship opportunities’.

‘I would like to congratulate the girls on their tremendous success. They will have the expert teaching of passionate university academics and will learn alongside motivated students from all over the world. I hope their achievements will inspire more students from across our school to get involved with the many opportunities our GATE programme offers’.