A record 19 students from Winstanley College have received Oxbridge offers: twelve have offers for Oxford University and seven hope to head to Cambridge in September 2018.
It is a much deserved result after months of preparation and is testament to the hard work that the applicants have put in.
Amongst the individual success stories, are offers for highly competitive medical degrees. 17 year-old Daniel Maloney from Wigan has an offer to read Medicine at Oxford, Max Holcroft, 18, from Standish has an offer for Medicine and Joseph Shaw who is 17 and from Leigh has an offer for Veterinary Science at Cambridge University.
For the second year running, the college’s History department is celebrating after three students received Oxbridge offers to read the subject. Former St Peter’s High School pupils Sophie Gregson and Eleanor Bliss (both 17) hope to head to Oxford in September and Isabelle Grime, 18 has an offer for History at Cambridge.
History teacher, Matt Fisher and Biology teacher and Oxford graduate, Daniel Crabtree, who together co-ordinate Winstanley’s Oxbridge Programme were delighted with the news. Matt commented: ‘We have always worked successfully to get students into top universities but to hit an all-time record for Oxbridge offers is particularly exciting. Our growing links with with Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and Pembroke College, Oxford give applicants the best possible chance of getting an offer through thorough preparation, including subject workshops, visits and interview practice.’
College Principal, Louise Tipping added: ‘It is an exceptional achievement and we are really proud of the students for their hard work and dedication. Thanks also to the staff who have worked tirelessly to support them through the entire process.’
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