Former Abbey College Cambridge student Ingrid wins awards at the University of Oxford

26th April 21

Abbey College Cambridge is delighted to hear of the success of former student Ingrid in her Oxford prelim examination papers.  Ingrid, who is from Shanghai in China graduated from Abbey College Cambridge in the summer of 2020 and joined Somerville College at the University of Oxford the following September to study Experimental Psychology.  Now six months into her degree course, Ingrid has been recognised for her outstanding achievements in the Preliminary Examinations in Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics and received a number of accolades for her success.

She has been awarded the Braddick prize, awarded for the best overall performance in Prelim papers, submitted for the Preliminary Examination in Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics and the Susan Mary Rouse Memorial Prize 2021 for the best overall performance in the subject ‘Introduction to Psychology’ in the Preliminary Examination.

Ingrid scored the highest mark in two papers and received letters of merit for performance in the ‘Introduction to Neurophysiology’ Paper and the ‘Introduction to Probability Theory and Statistics’ Paper.  She also received a letter of achievement from Prof Matthew Rushworth, Chair of PPL Prelim Examiners for achieving a Distinction in each of her papers.

On speaking about receiving these awards Ingrid said “I was blown away by the awards for my first set of public exams at Oxford. I did work very hard for the past two terms but having studied A Level Psychology also gave me an advantage. I’m very grateful for all the help and support I received during my two years at Abbey. I need to say a massive thank you to my psychology teacher, Laura, as well as all the teachers who helped me with my application, without whom I would not have got to where I am now.”

On hearing the news her psychology teacher from Abbey College Cambridge, Laura Senior commented, “I am delighted to hear about Ingrid’s outstanding achievements at Oxford University. She is one of the most driven and capable A Level students I have ever had the pleasure of teaching. Moreover, Ingrid has always displayed an infectious enthusiasm for Psychology and it is wonderful to hear that she is continuing to find so much joy in her chosen field.  I wish her every success.”

Well done Ingrid from everyone at Abbey College Cambridge and we look forward to hearing about your future successes.

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