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Ashton Sixth Form College students receive Oxbridge offers

Five outstanding students from Ashton Sixth Form College have received offers to study at The University of Oxford and The University of Cambridge.

The students with offers are currently enrolled on the Ashton XL programme, which works with high achieving students to support and challenge them, giving them the best possible chance to follow their ambitions through dedicated tutor groups, opportunities for further study, specialised trips and regular guest speakers. 

Students who are seeking to attend Oxford and Cambridge take part in mock interviews, masterclasses and bespoke trips that prepare them for the process. 

Ashton Sixth Form College has been a host of The Goldsmiths’ Sutherland Centre for Philosophy and World Religions in partnership with Pembroke College, University of Oxford for over 10 years. The long-standing partnership provides incredible opportunities for students, including the Oxnet Access Programme. 

Centre Principal, Lisa Richards, said: “I am delighted to see another year of excellent Oxbridge success. These five students will be joining the 20 former Ashton Sixth Form College students currently studying at Oxford or Cambridge across a range of courses. Well done to them and to our staff and their families for supporting them. Other students across college are also receiving some fantastic offers from highly competitive universities and degree apprenticeship schemes. I am so proud of them all!” 

XL Manager, Damian Windle, said: “This year was a very competitive year for applying Oxbridge and these offers represent the hard work and persistence that these students have put in as well as the excellence in teaching that Ashton Sixth Form College brings. From Economics to Architecture, these students are a credit to themselves and demonstrates how the XL programme supports them every step of the way.” 

Cambridge University cohort 

Izzy Black, from All Saints Catholic College, studies Fine Art, 3D Design, Mathematics and the EPQ. Izzy has received an offer to study Architecture at the University of Cambridge (Selwyn). 

Vernon Allott, from Alder Community High School, studies Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and the EPQ. Vernon has received an offer to study Natural Science at the University of Cambridge (Jesus). 

Oxford University Cohort 

Lucas Habgood, from Glossopdale School, studies Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, and Further Mathematics. Lucas has received an offer to study Physics at the University of Oxford (Hertford). 

Ruby Whiteside, from Hyde High School, studies Geography, Sociology and Spanish. Ruby has received an offer to study Spanish at the University of Oxford. (Magdalen) 

India Hazelwood, from Glossopdale School, studies Economics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and the EPQ. India has received an offer to study Economics at the University of Oxford (St Peter’s).

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