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Oldham Sixth Form College Celebrates Oxbridge Success

Oldham Sixth Form College Celebrates Oxbridge Success


In the middle of January, Oldham Sixth Form College was delighted to find out that 6 Year 13 students had been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge universities. Oxford and Cambridge are repeatedly ranked 1st and 2nd in the UK. Both are currently in the Top 10 universities in the world.


The 6 students are Megan Bruton (English Literature, Oxford). Abdulrahman Mamman-Akaaba (Medicine, Oxford). Megan Scoltock (Law, Oxford). Tasnim Begum (Natural Sciences, Cambridge). Bridget Atkin (Geography, Cambridge) and Vishal Gupta (Maths, Cambridge). Two of whom are ex Saddleworth School students; Bridget Atkin and Megan Bruton. Megan had her article ‘A Greener Year’ published in the January/February edition of this magazine.


The Students Extra Effort

Gaining their places was the culmination of over a year’s extra work by the students who were all part of OSFC’s Oxbridge Group. During that year, they conducted intensive research into courses and colleges. They attended weekly preparatory sessions and been on an overnight stay in Oxford. They sat mock and real Entrance Exams, and they have been through practice and real interviews. 


Richard Lee, Assistant Principal, and coordinator of the college’s work with High Achievers was full of praise for the offer-holders. “We’re thrilled with the offers that the students received. They have shown incredible dedication and fully deserve these amazing outcomes. The students have places in such a wide range of subjects too. This underlines the strength of the college across all curriculum areas.”


Looking Forward

 The students themselves are greatly looking forward to their university studies. For Bridget, it was the appeal of the “world-leading research” in Geography at Cambridge that led her to apply. Vishal is excited by its “rigorous and reputable” Maths course. Megan Bruton fell in love “with the city and the old buildings and architecture”. Megan Scoltockcannot wait to study “at one of the best and most prestigious universities in the country and the world!”


They were full of praise for the college’s Oxbridge Group describing it as ‘invaluable’, a ‘huge help’ and ‘amazing’. The group sessions “helped to make the process of applying less scary and daunting”, while the “individual support each student has received has been phenomenal.”


And if other students are keen to follow in their footsteps, they have great advice and reassurance. The Number One piece of guidance from all the students is that you really need to love the subject that you are applying for. Be 100% certain and passionate about your choice.


Abdul fully endorses making an application and adds that you have nothing to lose and it’s a great experience. A sentiment echoed by Tasnim who recommends that aspiring applicants use all the support available from the Oxbridge Group. And believe in yourself.


Congratulations to the Oxbridge 6!

Oldham Sixth Form College
Union Street West

Tel : 0161 287 8000

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