Fourteen students from Winstanley College have received Oxbridge offers: 9 have offers for Oxford University and 5 hope to head to Cambridge in September 2017.
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, is 16-year-old Jamie Barnes from Leigh. Jamie joined the college a year early because of his mathematical talent, which saw him gaining top marks in his GCSE. Jamie has an offer to read Mathematics at Balliol College, Oxford.
Meanwhile, it is a bumper year for Culcheth High School, with four former pupils receiving offers. James Mulvery and Rachel Kevern have received offers for Oxford: James for Politics, Philosophy and Economics and Rachel for English and French. Emily Wallbank and Charlotte Morris will hopefully be heading to Cambridge, Emily to read Engineering and Charlotte to read Natural Sciences.
Charlotte is the second member of her family to go to Cambridge. Her brother, David, also a former Winstanley student, is currently an undergraduate studying Engineering.
Matt Fisher, who co-ordinates Winstanley’s Oxbridge Programme, commented: ‘We have always worked successfully to get students into top universities and this year is no exception. 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.’
Oxbridge Roll of Honour 2017 (click here)