We’re delighted that Carfax student Aleksandr Bogomil was presented with a 2015 CIFE College Prize for outstanding contribution to college life.

After finishing school in Russia, Alex’s ambition was to attend one of England’s great ancient universities. With that aim in mind, he enrolled on an intensive one-year individual A level course at Carfax. After an autumn of dedicated preparation, Alex went for interview at Cambridge, and was subsequently offered a conditional place to read Engineering at Sidney Sussex College. Ultimately, Alex more than met the conditions of his offer, obtaining A* grades in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, and Physics, only falling a few marks short of a fourth A* in Economics. While in Oxford, Alex was very active outside the classroom, trying his hand at debating, squash, and fencing, among other activities.

The photograph below shows Aleksandr (second right) with Lord Lexden (centre), Principal Rupert Alesbury (left) and his family on the terrace of the House of Lords after the Awards ceremony.

Carfax award winner at House of Lords