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Havering Sixth Form College students clock up five Oxbridge offers

18:00 25 January 2014

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Five high-achieving Havering Sixth Form College students have received offers to study at Cambridge or Oxford universities.

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This equals the college’s highest-ever number of offers from the UK’s most prestigious universities.

Principal Paul Wakeling said: “These students have done exceptionally well. With such fierce competition for places, it’s a wonderful personal achievement for them and greatly deserved.”

The students, Matthew Greenhill, Lee Robertson, Michael Warman, Gage Kumar Rull and a female student who did not wish to be named, were chosen from thousands of applicants.

Matthew, 17, from Hornchurch, has been offered a place at Cambridge to study human, social and political sciences. The former Hall Mead School pupil said: “We were given excellent advice and support by the college’s gifted and talented co-ordinators, Jim O’Connell-Lauder and Stephen Prest, who prepared us for the tough interviews.”

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Former Brittons School pupil Michael Warman, 18, who has been offered a place at Cambridge to read law, said: “I applied to Cambridge because I had nothing to lose. I’m so glad I did.”

Lee Robertson, 18, who attended Emerson Park School and lives in Romford, has been offered a place at Cambridge to read human, social and political sciences.

“It hasn’t really sunk in yet,” he said, “but now I’ve got to work really hard to get the grades I need. I’ll be sad to leave Havering Sixth Form. I’ve had such a good time here.”

Gage Kumar Rull, 18, has been offered a place to study classics at Oxford.

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He said: “Staff at the college couldn’t have done any more to help. I have found college a lot more fun and lively than I’d imagined.”

The fifth student has been offered a place at Oxford to study Egyptology.

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