Oxbridge Offers for Withington Eleven

Nine Upper Sixth pupils are celebrating offers from the universities of Cambridge or Oxford, as well as two of last year’s leavers who have secured unconditional places at Oxford for September 2023.

Offers from Cambridge have been made for: Economics – Churchill; English – Peterhouse; Medicine – Gonville and Caius; Philosophy – Corpus Christi, and from Oxford: Biology – Lady Margaret Hall; Computer Science and Philosophy – Christ Church; Economics and Management – Pembroke; English Language and Literature – Queen’s and Oriel; Philosophy and Theology – Pembroke; Spanish and Beginners’ Italian – Lady Margaret Hall.

The nine offer holders represent 13% of our Upper Sixth cohort, many of whom are celebrating receiving conditional places from universities of their choice. Offers have arrived from the UK’s top universities including Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, King’s College London, Manchester, and Warwick. Courses are varied and include Accounting, Biomedical Sciences, Chinese Studies, Dentistry, Economics, English, History, Law, Marketing, Medicine, Modern Foreign Languages, Neuroscience, Pharmacy, Politics, Product Design, and Psychology.

Mrs Sarah Haslam, Headmistress, said: “We are so pleased for our pupils whose distinct enthusiasm for learning and passion for knowledge have culminated in offers of places from such excellent universities. The range of courses represented in the offers across the Upper Sixth reflects the breadth of opportunity at Withington where pupils can explore their interests in a stimulating and collaborative environment. We are equally pleased for our two alumnae, who after both achieving three A*s last year, have secured places at Oxford. After leaving Withington in Year 13, our pupils continue to be supported in their future plans. We thank and congratulate them all for the wonderful contribution they have made to the life of our school and the wider community.”

Dr Cristina Vilela, Head of Chemistry and Oxbridge Coordinator, said: “The Oxbridge application process is a demanding one and each of our successful applicants are to be congratulated. We are so incredibly grateful to our alumnae and friends of the school who give willingly of their time to run interview practice and provide tailored advice and helpful guidance to all of our pupils who apply to a wide range of universities.”

In 2022, all eight Oxbridge offers were met and two 2021 leavers earned firm offers from Oxford. 52 pupils (72% of those who applied) began courses at Russell Group universities.

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