So how did their time at Bradfield prepared them for the rigours of academic study at one of the world’s top universities?
As it turns out for Elias, who is reading Law at St Anne’s College, boarding at Bradfield has turned out to be the perfect preparation.
“The House system was great because you have your own community within the wider community and that is similar to the Oxford experience.
“You live with others in your College while being a part of the wider Oxford student body.”
I’ve learnt to become very efficient while being able to perform in my studies.
For Olivia, who is reading Law at Keble College and became Bradfield’s first Hockey Oxford Blue, a team she now captains, the balancing act of academic and extra-curricular interests was key to her transition.
“I enjoy filling my free time with an interest but I like to be organised and that is something I learnt at Bradfield, balancing my IB studies with my cocurricular activities.
“It helps me to stay focussed on my studies and I’ve learnt to become very efficient while being able to perform in my studies or on the hockey pitch to a high standard.”
Similarly, the time management skills Georgie acquired during her five years have been essential but the former Head Girl emphasises Bradfield’s ability to nurture a love of learning for her subject has been the main contributor to her thriving in her Biological Sciences studies at St John’s College.
“What drew me to Biology was the teaching. I felt I was being pushed in the right way and that led me to want to learn more beyond the A Level syllabus.
“It enabled me to ask searching questions and when you ask those questions you find out the more interesting things which gave me an insight into what that subject could be like in the wider world.”
As the trio discuss their journeys to Oxford it appears that it was not always where they thought they would end up.
However, the consensus is that once the seed of possibility had been planted, Bradfield excelled in preparing them for what came next.