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7 June 2017

Second Prize for Patrick in Corpus Christi Essay Competition

Sixth Form pupil Patrick McSwiggan has come joint second in the highly competitive ‘Peter Cane Legal Reasoning Competition’ run by Corpus Christi College, Oxford, with an essay entitled The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 and its Implications. The essay was judged to be “strong, well-structured and clearly set out”.

We have enjoyed a run of success in Oxbridge essay competitions in recent years; a real credit to the scholarship of our senior pupils and the support and encouragement they receive from their teachers. Last year Matt Thorne won the Vellacott History Essay prize. The year before Cameron Smith won a Land Economy prize and Josh Stickland was a runner-up in the Julia Wood History prize the year before that.

This is a fantastic achievement by Patrick, who is hoping to apply to Oxford to read Law. He has now been invited to visit Corpus Christi at the end of June for a series of workshops on legal reasoning.

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