Northampton School for Girls pupil becomes first to be offered place at Harvard University in USA

Northampton School for Girls pupil Alice Findlay, aged 18, has been offered a place at Harvard University in the USA
Northampton School for Girls pupil Alice Findlay, aged 18, has been offered a place at Harvard University in the USA
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A pupil at Northampton School for Girls has become the first in the school’s history to get a place at Harvard University in the United States of America (USA).

Alice Findlay has been offered a place at the Ivy League university in Massachusetts, after achieving the highest mark possible in the IQ application test exam.

The 18-year-old, who lives in Kingsthorpe, decided to apply to the prestigious university in the USA after taking part in a scheme run by The Sutton Trust offered by NSG, which involved a group of students spending a week at Yale University in the summer.

Alice said: “I loved it at Yale University and I found it really exciting seeing how the colleges were different to the ones in the UK.

“Everyone was really friendly so I decided to apply to Harvard University.”

Alice was informed she had a place at the university via email.

She said: “I could not believe it.

“When I told my friends they were jumping up and down and they were really happy for me.”

The teenager is due to start her four-year course at Harvard in August next year after she has finished her A level exams in biology, chemistry and physics.

Jane MacDonald, head of sixth form, said: “The staff are all delighted for Alice and her success is well deserved as she has worked very hard on her application.”

Northampton School for Girls is currently open for applications, for boys and girls, for its sixth form next year. An open evening will be held at the Spinney Theatre on January 14, starting at 6.30pm.