Student Reuben offered place at Sandhurst

Dated: 26 October 2021

 
Congratulations to Woodhouse student Reuben who has been offered a British Army Officer Scholarship and a place at Sandhurst after university.
 
The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) is where all officers in the British Army are trained to take on the responsibility of leading their soldiers.
 
Reuben came to Woodhouse from Hampstead school and is currently studying A level physics, maths, further maths and geography.
 
"The Army Officer Scholarship programme is for young people to join as officers after going through university. I want to study civil engineering at university and that leads nicely into a career route of joining the Royal Engineers. They do interesting stuff all over the world, not just in conflicts but also focussing on survivability - like helping people after natural disasters, as in the recent earthquake in Haiti. They have mechanics, construction engineers, divers mending ships underwater... the more I think about all the cool stuff I could with the Royal Engineers, the less I want a desk job.
 
It's a big commitment, but it comes with benefits. They'll cover most or all of my university fees, so no student debt when I graduate. Plus, they gave me £3,000 now to explore the world a bit, do interesting stuff and broaden my horizons, which is great. While at uni I'll be going to the University Officers’ Training Corps (UOTC) - an Army Reserve unit that recruits exclusively from university students. Its aim is to train the future generation of officers and also develops leadership through sport and adventurous training. When I graduate, I enrol at Sandhurst for 44 weeks of officer training - which is part of my 12 year contract with the Army. 
 
I'm excited because firstly, it's really hard to get into such a prestigious place as Sandhurst, but secondly because it now allows me to focus on my work without worrying about my future career - the commitment is already made.
 
The application process starting at the beginning of my time in Woodhouse. I had a whole bunch interviews, mostly over Zoom due to Covid. They helped me prepare for a final exam. I had to take a full medical assessment at an army base to assess my suitability to join. And  I had a two day long interview at a base in south west England which involved fitness tests (beep tests, lifting weights and throwing medicine balls), essay writing, psychometric testing, maths and visual learning. I also had to go through Command Training where all the aspiring recruits took turns to lead their team through sets of physical challenges - which I did well at. It was a very busy couple of days.
 
My parents are pleased with my choice. They were obviously a bit concerned about the potential risks of joining the Army but also recognise the rewarding career it can be too - I think they are both very proud.
 
I came to Woodhouse because I thrive in competition and seeing so many other students do well here motivates me to work harder. I've done much better than I think I would have at a school. I really like the year group size at Woodhouse - if you come here and don’t know that many people you’ll always find friends who are into the same sorts of things as you, because the community is so big."
 
 


Culture Week at Woodhouse
Students embrace and celebrate diversity with an amazing cultural catwalk show
10 May 2022
Poetry in motion
Skateboarder wins this years Woodhouse Poetry Competition
22 April 2022
Lives Not Knives week
Last week was ‘Lives Not Knives’ week at Woodhouse, where our students were exposed to all manner of talks, tutorials and workshops on the theme of knife crime.
5 April 2022
Woodhouse Plus - Gardening & Wellbeing
Not all W+ options are academic, some are about taking a break from subjects and focusing on wellbeing
25 March 2022
Woodhouse Plus - Chemistry Academy
Supercurricular classes for students destined for chemistry based degrees
15 March 2022
Exams are back
Mocks make students ‘exam fit’ and emotionally resilient
23 February 2022
Speakers Corner - Adrian Flasher from the CPS
Specialist Prosecutor and Crown Advocate for the Crown Prosecution Service, Adrian Flasher, talks to our Law students about consent
13 December 2021
Artist Matt Small talks portraits
This week, Woodhouse art students have been fortunate enough to take part in art workshops with acclaimed London artist Matt Small
10 December 2021
Zadie Smith visits
Renowned author of 'White Teeth' gives reading and takes questions from our literature students
26 November 2021
EPQ presentations 2021
70 of our students took part in the Extended Project Qualification this year and presented their projects this week
23 November 2021




Woodhouse College
Woodhouse Road
Finchley, London, N12 9EY

General enquiries
Email: enquiries@woodhouse.ac.uk
Tel: 020 8445 1210

Admissions enquiries
Email: admissions@woodhouse.ac.uk


Follow Woodhouse College on Twitter Like Woodhouse College on Facebook Follow Woodhouse College on Instagram Follow Woodhouse College on LinkedIN

  • Company Name: Frontier Learning Trust
  • Company Registration Number: 12935907
  • Registered Address: Woodhouse College, Woodhouse Road, London, N12 9EY
Frontier Learning Trust

Maple Group

Sixth Form Colleges Association


Ofsted Outstanding



CEOP

© 2022 Woodhouse College. All rights reserved.

Developed by New Media Aid