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6th February 2017

The York College A Level faculty is delighted to announce that five students have received offers to study at either Oxford or Cambridge University this year.

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York College is rated in the top three General Further Education Colleges in the country for A Levels and is the region’s largest A Level provider - last year over 55% of students achieved high grades. This year approximately one thousand students (who study a range of A Level, Vocational, Access and Foundation Degree courses) have submitted successful UCAS applications. Out of this significant number of students the following five students have excelled in securing a conditional Oxbridge place:

Will Osborne (formerly of Millthorpe School) to study Earth Sciences at Exeter College, Oxford

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Jack Hughes (formerly of Millthorpe School) to study History & Modern Languages at Magdalene College, Cambridge

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Ed Coidan (formerly of St Peter’s School) to study Classics at Somerville College, Oxford

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Lucy Ross (formerly of Joseph Rowntree School) to study Human, Social and Political Sciences at Newnham College, Cambridge

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Georgie Bryan (formerly of Joseph Rowntree School) to study Philosophy at Queens’ College, Cambridge

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Miggy Biller, Head of Division for Maths and co-ordinator of Oxbridge applications at York College, says: “York College has a junior university ethos and encourages students to apply to the very top universities. These particular students have been given conditional offers to further their studies at the country’s most prestigious of universities. Their academic achievements to date have been exemplary and they thoroughly deserve to succeed in their A Level examinations this coming summer. We will continue to support them, as we do all our students, in the final stages of their studies.”

York College is holding an ‘Aiming High’ event on Tuesday 4th April for prospective students and their parents to find out more about applying for Oxford, Cambridge, or other highly competitive university destinations. There’s no need to book, simply turn up at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start.

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