College's Oxbridge offers up on last yearBy stuart richards
February 22, 2012
MORE than 30 students from a Farnborough college have been offered university places at Oxford and Cambridge, leaving their principal "delighted".
Thirty-one young youngsters from Farnborough Sixth Form College, in Prospect Avenue, have been offered places at the prestigious universities, exceeding last year's total of 29.
Simon Jarvis, college principal, said: “We are delighted with the outcome of this year’s admissions process and the recognition of our students’ academic ability.”
Some of the subjects offered to the students include English, maths, natural sciences, French and Spanish, engineering and law.
They said they were ecstatic to be given offers, particularly after testing interviews at the universities.
“I am absolutely thrilled,” said Emma Riggs, 18, with an offer to read education, English and drama at Homerton College, Cambridge.
“Getting the acceptance letter was a pleasant surprise because the interviews were hard.
"My practice interview at the college with the principal was really helpful, and that increased my confidence.”
Twenty students have been given the chance to go to Cambridge University, while a further 11 have offers from Oxford.
The students with Cambridge offers are Rebecca Angwin and Christopher Hampson (maths), Matthew Ashford and Stephanie Bale (veterinary medicine), Charlotte Buzzard and Leyla Hamid (English), Holly Clothier, Ryan Collingham, Philip Durkin and Emma Silvester (natural sciences), Elloise Gordon (French and Spanish), Jonah Harris (engineering), Tian Huang and Ben Low (medicine), Emma Riggs (education with English & drama), Kat Saunders (history), Alex Tay (music), Charlotte Waldron (theology and religious studies), Francesca Ward (law) and Michael Westmuckett-Martin (philosophy).
Those who received offers from Oxford were Joseph Barker (chemistry), Antony Beere (music), Charlie Bishop (law), Sam Brook (English), Claire Capp (philosophy, politics & economics), Ben Crompton (law), Robin Geddes (classics), Laura Marsden Payne (French and Spanish), Katherine Nicholls (maths and philosophy), Emma Parkin (biological sciences) and Katharine Robinson (biochemistry).