Oxbridge offers on the up at College

Girls from The Cheltenham Ladies’ College have received a wonderful set of Oxbridge offers for 2013.

A total of 29 Upper Sixth are holding offers of places at Oxford and Cambridge – an increase on last year’s impressive tally of 26 and the highest number in recent history.

Pupils wishing to study Chemistry, Economics, Engineering, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages and Law are among those whose applications were successful.

Further, two girls made it through the extremely competitive process to be offered places on the History of Art and Architecture courses at Cambridge, courses for which there are only 23 and 44 places per year respectively.

One student, who will read English, has also secured a Choral Award at Trinity College, Oxford.

College girls also gained a notable year-on-year increase in the number of successful applications to Medicine courses at Oxford and Cambridge; four girls have been offered places to study the subject next year.

College Head of Professional Guidance Jo Wintle said: “We are delighted by both the number of offers and the range of subjects represented, which reflect the intellectual diversity of our students as well as their hard work and dedication. While it is too early to report on the outcomes of all UK universities, this year’s applicants have already proved themselves to be highly successful; they are a credit to College and to their teachers.”

All indications point to a strong set of US offers this year too, with three students gaining places via early admissions programmes to Columbia, Boston University and NYU.