Falmouth and Helston pupils win Oxbridge places
9:00am Tuesday 12th February 2013 in Falmouth/Penryn
Students from Falmouth and Helston have won places for the two prestigious universities that make up Oxbridge.
They are among 20 Truro and Penwith College students who have been offered conditional places at Oxford and Cambridge this year, with 11 offers coming in from Cambridge and nine from Oxford.
With competition for these highly selective institutions as intense as ever, staff and students have been left delighted at the result, which represents the highest number of Truro and Penwith College students ever to have received offers in a single year.
Aonghus Sutherland from Helston will read languages (specially Spanish and Portuguese) at St John’s College, Cambridge and said: “I am really pleased as the quality and content of the course made me decide that was where I wanted to go. The extra support from Truro College was good and I’ve really enjoyed my time here. The language resources especially have helped.”
Charles Hardstaff from Falmouth will read economics and management at Merton College, Oxford.
He agreed: “I am very pleased and quite surprised. Oxford is the best university for the course and I like the collegiate system. I found my time at Truro College very useful; if you want to succeed here then you can.”