Lizzie Greene, who left the Royal Hospital School in 2010, has secured a 1st class honours degree in English from Oxford University.
While at RHS, Lizzie was under the expert guidance of Mr Morgan from her GCSE years through to A level, as part of his Sixth Form tutor group. She left School with a love of English, three A*s and a place at St Hughes College, Oxford. Her advice to pupils keen to try for an Oxbridge place is to read around the subject so that you have more to talk about in interview and concentrate on literature and themes that you are passionate about, rather than what you think you ‘ought’ to say. She goes on to say that when she first arrived at Oxford University, she found it rather daunting with the constant secret fear of ‘being found out that you are not good enough’! It took time to adjust and settle into academic life but RHS did prepare he well for College life.
As well as her academic studies, Lizzie was also a regular contributor to ‘Cherwel’, an independent newspaper written for Oxford University students, she sang for the College choir and took part in various theatre productions.
Lizzie is now about to start a year’s placement with the BBC’s Production Talent Pool. The Production Talent Pool (PTP) is one of the main entry routes into production based roles across TV, Radio and Online at the BBC. This is a great opportunity to kick-start a media career but competition for places is high. As a member of the, PTP Lizzie will have the opportunity to gain experience on a wide range of BBC programmes and productions such as the Chris Evans Breakfast Show, EastEnders or Strictly Come Dancing.