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Posted on 22 February 2016

Churchie is delighted to congratulate Nicholas Scott (Old Boy 2015) who will travel to the UK this year to commence Law studies at Cambridge University.

This is an exceptional achievement for Nicholas, who completed a rigorous and challenging selection process to secure a place at the internationally renowned university.

Interviews and examinations were held in Sydney over two days, thoroughly testing Nicholas’s knowledge of law and politics as well as assessing his critical thinking and ability to deal with ethical issues.

Nicholas was overjoyed to receive the offer and will commence studies at Cambridge in September. He is looking forward to pursuing a career as a barrister in environmental and human rights law in either the UK or Australia.

Nicholas thanked the School’s Queensland Core Skills Test training and humanities programmes for preparing him for the gruelling test conditions.

‘Skills that I learned in school largely aided me in the Cambridge Law Test. The test consisted of an unseen essay and a long reading comprehension question, and both of these skills I developed through QCS preparation and studying History and English,’ Nicholas said.

Nicholas also highlighted the leadership and communication skills honed as a Senior School Prefect as helping him through the interview process.

Churchie’s Deputy Headmaster – Academic, Mr Andrew Wheaton, commended Nicholas on his acceptance, acknowledging his academic focus.

‘Nick’s academic drive and commitment to his studies, has enabled him to aspire to join one of the most prestigious, competitive and top ranked universities in the world. Nick’s academic success was underpinned by his achievements as a First VIII rower, Senior School Prefect and involvement in Community Service – demonstrating excellence across Churchie’s tenets,’ Mr Wheaton said.

Read more about Churchie’s outstanding academic programmes.