Wednesday 24th March, 2021

Oxbridge offers fly in for Sixth Form students

Four students from Prior Pursglove College have been offered places at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, after beating thousands of applicants to receive conditional offers.

The Sixth Formers impressed with their applications and at interview and now have offers to study a number of different courses at the two of the most elite universities in the world.

Successful Cambridge applicants include former Sacred Heart pupil Rebecca Brooke, who received an offer to study Computer Science, and Hannah Richmond a former Freebrough Academy pupil who received an offer to study Medicine.

Rebecca said: “I was surprised and excited to receive an offer from the University of Cambridge and I am very grateful for all the support that the staff at Prior have given me throughout the application process.”

Hannah said: “After such an arduous application process, it’s a huge relief to have succeeded especially with so much uncertainty with COVID. I’m thrilled to be able to study at one of the only remaining traditional medicine courses that put a lot of emphasis on the medicinal sciences.”

Successful Oxford applicants include Gracie Forrest, the former Huntcliff pupil who has received an offer to study Medicine, and Katarina Harrison-Gaze a former Caedmon College Whitby pupil, who received an offer to study Languages.

Gracie said: “I was really pleased to receive an offer from Oxford. During COVID restrictions it was difficult to gain work experience in Medicine but my local care home Lauriston gave me a chance to volunteer. I am really grateful to them and my college tutors for helping to secure an offer.”

Katarina said: “I am delighted to have received an offer, even though I am still slightly shocked. I’m very excited to be given this opportunity to study subjects I’m passionate about at the University of Oxford.

The college is not only extremely proud of the bumper crop of Oxbridge offers received this year, but equally of all of their students who are receiving offers from universities around the country, as well as apprenticeships and employment.

Former Freebrough Academy student Ollie Thrower, who is now studying Health & Social Care & Biology at the college has received 4 offers to study Midwifery which is one of the most competitive fields to go into.

Ollie said: “I’ve wanted to do this job from the age of 6 and have only ever been told it was too hard, and to choose something else! So, I’m blown away by my offers. If Anyone who is thinking of applying for Midwifery should go for it!”

Principal of Prior Pursglove College, Asma Shaffi said:

“It is an exceptional achievement for our college that so many students have received offers from such prestigious places. Credit is due to our talented and dedicated staff who support our gifted students, enabling them to reach their full potential and in some cases exceed their own aspirations.

“We are delighted that all of their hard work and dedication is paying off; they are a real credit to the college. We wish them every success.”