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Thirteen university offers from Oxford and Cambridge for GSAL students

Friday 2 February 2024

Thirteen students from The Grammar School at Leeds have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge universities across thirteen different subjects.

Nine pupils received offers to study at the University of Cambridge and four at the University of Oxford. The students, each taking three or four A-levels and an extended project qualification have undergone admissions tests and interviews to secure their offers against a highly competitive backdrop.

Sue Woodroofe, Principal at The Grammar School at Leeds said, 鈥淚鈥檓 extremely proud of the students who have received offers from the universities of Oxford and Cambridge and also of their peers who are receiving a multitude of offers from some of the most prestigious higher education providers in the UK and overseas. This is a moment for hard work, of course, but also of great excitement as they consider the next chapter in their lives.鈥

Current year 13 students, Emily, Anika, Ava, Eve, Anushree, Anna, Ria and Olivia received offers from the University of Cambridge to study history, economics, geography, linguistics, medicine, law, music, and English respectively. Bhavyaa, a student from last year鈥檚 sixth form has also been offered a place to study engineering at Cambridge this September.

Henry, Alexandra, Vishnu and Theo received offers to read French and beginners鈥 Russian, biology, philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) and classics and English respectively from the University of Oxford.

鈥淚 was absolutely delighted to receive my offer and so were my parents. My teachers, subject mentors and the higher education team have also been so supportive throughout the application process. Now I just need to continue the hard work and get my grades!鈥 said Olivia who has secured an offer to study English at Clare College, Cambridge.

So far, over 90% of the 208 students in year 13 have received at least one offer after submitting their UCAS application forms.

In 2023, 94% of GSAL students continued to higher education with 83% being accepted by a higher tariff provider, typically Russell Group universities or Guardian top 30 university. The top four universities by destination for GSAL leavers in 2023 were Newcastle, Liverpool, Durham and Warwick.

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