Robin's a Cambridge Star

Date published: Tue 10 Jul 2018   Author: HLH/ADF   Category: Publicity   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email

Robin's a Cambridge Star!

Former Bishop’s Stortford High School student Robin Franklin has achieved the best possible result – a double starred first – at Cambridge University. Robin, who studied History at Christ’s College, gained first class marks on every paper in his final year, winning the Levy-Plumb Prize in History and a Faculty prize for the best overall performance in the subject, as well as a Graduate Scholarship to continue his studies at the University.

However it hasn’t been “All work and no play” for Robin at Cambridge. He is a leading member of the University Musical Theatre Club and has appeared in many productions during the past three years. He expects to maintain this involvement whilst studying for a Master’s degree at Trinity College next year.

Mr Dale Reeve, Headteacher, said  “Robin’s success is incredibly well-deserved and comes as absolutely no surprise to those who knew him during his time at TBSHS. Not only was he an extremely gifted academic and a highly talented stage performer, but he also had great drive and enthusiasm. Robin showed great maturity and leadership as Head Boy and was a fantastic role model and inspiration to younger students. It was lovely to congratulate Robin in person last week and wish him the best of luck for his very bright future”

Mr Stark, Head of Sixth Form, said “We are absolutely delighted with the fantastic news regarding Robin’s achievement. His former teachers are absolutely thrilled for him. Robin was a great student at TBSHS and an excellent Head Boy in Year 13. His fantastic achievements are testament to all the hard work he has put in and I am so pleased that he continues to contribute to our well established Oxbridge Applicants Support Programme.”

The TBSHS Staff were delighted to welcome Robin back last week when, along with fellow Cambridge students Will Ashley-Fenn (Medicine, St Catharine’s) and Henry Stuart-Turner (Medicine, Emmanuel), he came to talk to both our current and prospective Sixth Formers about applying for Oxford and Cambridge.

This has been an outstanding year for former TBSHS students at Cambridge. Laurence Cook, who gained a PhD in Aerospace Computational Design, is now a Postdoctoral Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Oliver Philcox has just been awarded a Masters in Astrophysics and will be studying at Harvard next year.


Photo Credit: Jade Oswald