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Oxbridge awaits talented St Austell students

Published: May 17, 2019

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Aspirational A-level students from Cornwall College have their sights set on Oxbridge as their university destination of choice.

The students, who are currently in their final year of A-levels at Cornwall College St Austell, have received offers to study at the prestigious academic institutions following the successful completion of their upcoming exams.

Head of Sixth Form at Cornwall College St Austell Roisin Higgins, said she was “incredibly proud of our A Level learners this year”.

“We are thrilled that one hundred percent of those who applied to Oxbridge were shortlisted for interview,” she continued.

“Examinations are underway and students have approached them with enthusiasm, academic commitment and creative flair. We are certainly seeing an embedded culture that is responding well to the impressive university offers confirmed.”

After another impressive year of A-level results at Cornwall College St Austell, this year has seen the A-level centre recognised by the A Level Performance System (ALPS) as being in the top quarter of providers across the country. The ALPS data analyses the progress made by students during their time at Cornwall College St Austell and the standard of teaching.

ALPS measures value added, the distance travelled by students from their GCSE grades at school to their final A Level grades. These ‘value added’ scores are one of the best ways to compare student achievements in schools and colleges.

A-level student Matthew Gobbitt from St Austell has been offered a place at Cambridge University to study Mathematics.

Matthew, who previously went to Penrice Academy, currently studies A-level Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

Matthew said: “I really enjoy studying at Cornwall College St Austell. The teachers are great, it’s a nice mix of dynamic learning and theoretical learning and I even get to walk to college in the mornings.”

“My tutors have helped me an awful lot with my personal statement, my maths teacher has also put in a lot of work to help me out with the step papers I needed to prepare for applying to Cambridge.”

Another high-achieving student is Ellie Cook, who received an offer to study Geography at Oxford University, following completion of her A-level studies in Geography, Mathematics and Physics.
Ellie said: “It feels really good, but quite odd to get an offer from Oxford! All of the teachers at College helped me a lot with my personal statement, but the interviews were very hard.
“I’ve really enjoyed studying at Cornwall College St Austell and I would recommend it. I’ve especially enjoyed my study group, the class sizes and having a study day each week.”

To find out about studying A-levels Cornwall College St Austell, please visit www.cornwall.ac.uk or call 0330 123 2523.

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