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Worth student earns place at Sandhurst

Mon, Feb 6th, 2023
Worth School

Congratulations to Year 13 student Kit Stephenson Clarke who has been awarded a Main Board pass for a place at Sandhurst, the military training academy.

The award means that Kit, who is currently preparing for his A Levels, will have an advanced pass ahead of normal officer candidates into Sandhurst once he has finished at university, where he plans to study Business Studies.

This is the culmination of months of preparation which ended with three days of exercises and tests before the Army Officer Selection Board. This included planned exercises, obstacle courses, bleep tests and psychometric tests, as well as two interviews with military personnel.

Kit said: “This has been a couple of years in the making. My family has a number of links to the Army and it was my uncle who inspired me to go for this.

“The process was quite intensive but they said I showed potential as an officer and that they would give me a Main Board pass. I am delighted and I now have something to work towards.”

Kit is grateful for the support he received ahead of the selection process. Head Master, Mr Stuart McPherson, wrote a reference for him, he was able to get advice from Worth teacher and IB Coordinator Mr Hugo Sutton, who is a serving Officer in the British Army Reserve, and he also spoke with former Worth pupil Helena Liddington-Brown who had successfully gone through the process herself.

As well as relishing what lies ahead, Kit says he would be happy to advise any current Worth students thinking of doing something similar. He added: “I am really excited and really looking forward to it. The selection process was a really good thing and the three days were so much fun. If any other Worth students are interested in following this route, then I would be very happy to talk with them.”

Many congratulations Kit.

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