Students celebrate Oxbridge success
Posted on 04 August 2020

Each year, we report on the number of students from the College who have been offered places at Oxbridge.  This year, 26 students have been celebrating receiving an offer of a place at either Oxford or Cambridge; the two most prestigious, highest ranking and oldest universities in England. We are hugely proud of our students, 15 of whom will be enrolling at Cambridge and 11 at Oxford in September.  They will be going on to study a variety of degrees, from Law to Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics.

The College has an enviable track record of student progression into prestigious universities.  In September 2019, 58.8% of our second year A level leavers went onto HE with 28.1% attending a Russell Group University, the 24 leading UK universities dedicated to outstanding teaching, learning and research.  This is a tremendous reflection of the high quality of teaching and learning at the College.

Director of Higher Education Access at the College, Alison Woolley commented, “We are delighted once again with the success of those students who applied to go to Oxford or Cambridge.  Competition at these prestigious universities is fierce so they should be extremely proud of what they have achieved.

Principal, Catherine Cole, said, “I am so proud of all the students who have secured a place at two of the top universities in the world.  These offers are not made lightly and all the students who apply to Oxbridge work hard to gain the necessary results to be successful. They are lucky to attend a college that has staff who are willing to support them in what is a challenging application process.  I hope the students enjoy the experience of meeting like-minded people who share their interest in the subject they have chosen to study.  Well done to all of you!”

The following students have been offered places at Oxford University:

Amelia to study Chemistry

Andrew to study Chemistry

Bella to study Medicine

Dominic to study Law

Faye to study Law

Holly to study Medicine      

Johnny to study Economics

Josh to study Geography

Luke to study Mathematics

Robert to study Engineering

Tabby to study History and German


The following students have been offered places at Cambridge University:

Chris to study Natural Sciences (Physics)

Emily to study Engineering

Emily to study Natural Sciences

Emmie to study Medicine

Ewan to study Mathematics

Georgina to study Natural Sciences

Georgina to study Natural Sciences (Biology)

Grace to study Modern Languages

James to study Natural Sciences (Chemistry)       

Louisa to study Medicine

Max to study Economics

Natasha to study Natural Sciences (Physics/Chemistry)

Orla to study Music

Samuel to study Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Zoe to study Medicine         

Congratulations and we wish them the best of luck!