Cricketer Josh Earns Oxford Offer

Talented Year 13 student and cricketer Josh Rajendran has hit it out of the park by earning an offer from Oxford University.

The 17-year-old King's Sixth Form student needs an A* and two A grades to read Economics with Management at Hertford College, Oxford. He is studying A Levels in Maths, Further Maths, Economics and German, having achieved a stunning seven grade 9s, three 8s and an A* in Further Maths at GCSE.

Josh, who plays cricket for both Macclesfield Cricket Club and King's as a stylish middle order batsman, has been fascinated by Economics from an early age and ultimately wants to work in the City. "I hope that experience in one of the world's great financial hubs will offer many other opportunities both at home and overseas in the future."

Josh has been frustrated by the repeated lockdowns in his Sixth Form years, but grateful that his school has “provided a full programme of online lessons and tutorials throughout lockdown."

"I know I have been incredibly lucky to be at the King's School. I talk to my teachers every day and have a full programme of work, but obviously I miss my friends and the chance to play cricket for the school will not come round again. But there are far worse problems for so many others."

King's Head of Economics, Mr MacGregor, said: "After just a few weeks of Economics lessons we could tell that Josh was something special. Over the course of the two years he has gone from strength to strength and has developed into an insightful economist. Despite the disruption of this year, he has risen to meet each challenge with great gusto and he possesses all the required skills to achieve a top grade at A Level."