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Peterhouse Essay Competitions 2019

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We're excited to open our Essay Competitions for 2019! There are three competitions, in English, History and Science, that are open to all students in Year 12 or equivalent. The prizes are a great way to start exploring your subject ready for university applications and get a taste of university research.

All three prizes have a prize pool of £750 and all winners are invited to a prize-giving lunch at Peterhouse.

All three prizes have the following aims:

- to give students in Year 12 or Lower Sixth who are considering applying to university an opportunity to write about a subject in which they are personally interested, developing and experiencing the independent study skills which they will need in order to do well at A level and university.
to support teachers by providing challenging extension work for talented students and by giving those students contact with Higher Education.

- to encourage high-flying students to consider applying to Cambridge by giving them a taste of the type of work they would experience here.

- to recognise the achievement and effort of the best of these students through prizes and commendations and to give them the opportunity of receiving feedback from leading scientists, historians and English specialists.

For more information on the competitions and how to submit your essay, visit the website.

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