Seven students from Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form 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 interviews 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 Prior Pursglove students James Alsop and Daniel Braund who have both received offers to study Natural Sciences.
As well as these fellow students Albany Kidd received an offer to study Law and Ben Napier received an offer to study Computer Science.
Successful Oxford applicants include Prior Pursglove College student Emily Rowland who has received an offer to study German and Russian. Beth Carter received an offer to study Experimental Psychology.
Stockton Sixth Form College student Rebecca Clarke and former Ian Ramsey pupil has secured her place at Oxford to study her chosen field of Chemistry. Should she go on to study at the prestigious seat of education, she will be the first recipient of the David Ford Scholarship, a scholarship set up by Stockton Sixth Form College Alumnus David Ford.
Prior Pursglove and Stockton Sixth Form College have blazed a trail in merging last year, the first sixth form colleges in over 18 years to do so. They achieved great examination success last year and have high hopes for students taking their A Levels this year.
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.
Principal Joanna Bailey said:
“It is an exceptional achievement for the merged 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.”