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A2 pupil scoops Army Officer Scholarship at Sandhurst

Congratulations to A2 pupil Angus P on being awarded an Army Officer Scholarship at Sandhurst. Angus, who hopes to join the Royal Engineers, is currently studying for his A levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry. He is also a keen rower and will be performing in the forthcoming A/B Bands concert.

Consistently enjoying a challenge and forever pushing himself to achieve more and more, Angus has always known he wanted to join the forces, although his initial interest in the Navy soon turned into a desire to join the Army as part of the Royal Engineers.

When asked why he was drawn to apply for the scholarship, Angus commented: “I’m really passionate about the humanitarian angle to the role of a Royal Engineer. They play an important role, including strengthening the infrastructure to help resolve humanitarian crises and assist with disaster relief operations, and this spoke powerfully to me.”

Angus began the application process at the start of A3, having to supply an in-depth personal statement before proceeding to the initial interview and Scrutiny Board. Passing these with flying colours, he was then required to complete a multitude of tests as part of the Army Officer Selection Board, spread over three days in Westbury. The tests ranged from verbal tests, verbal reasoning tests, interview, planning exercises, bleep tests and command tasks. 

The Army Officer Scholarship scheme offers financial support to future Army Officers studying for A levels or equivalent qualifications. Angus is currently applying to Cambridge University to study Engineering and although he acknowledges that his future is going to be tough and challenging, he added: “The Army is going to feel like home.”