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Pupils are Oxbridge bound

PUBLISHED: 15:34 13 January 2010 | UPDATED: 17:29 25 August 2010

CONGRATULATIONS: Pupils that made the grade.

CONGRATULATIONS: Pupils that made the grade.

A SCHOOL is celebrating after achieving a bumper year of Oxbridge admissions. Fifteen students at Eltham College have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge, three more than the average number of students admitted to the universities over the last t

A SCHOOL is celebrating after achieving a bumper year of Oxbridge admissions.

Fifteen students at Eltham College have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge, three more than the average number of students admitted to the universities over the last ten years.

Amongst those offered places are twins Rosalee and Georgina Edwards who are off to Oxford University to read German and English - Rosalee at St Hugh's and Georgina at Worcester College.

Philip Franklin is the first Eltham College pupil in the last 15 years to obtain a place to read Veterinary Medicine at Cambridge (Sidney Sussex) and Sophie Smith is the first student to gain a place to read Land Economy at Cambridge (Robinson College) for more than 20 years.

Other successful candidates were: Tom Belger (History at Churchill Cambridge); Ben Hough (English at St Anne's Oxford); Rachel Hutchings (Law - college yet to be allocated); William Oram (Mathematics at St John's Cambridge); Jo Russell (Biological Sciences at Pembroke Oxford); Jon Smith (History at Sidney Sussex Cambridge); Greg Walters (Natural Sciences at Churchill Cambridge); Sam Ward (English at St John's Oxford).

Headteacher Paul Henderson said: "Entry to the very best universities is no longer just about being able to show a passion for their subjects and real academic potential. Applicants must also be strong personalities with skills and interests outside the classroom. I am very proud that Eltham College offers such a vast range of opportunities and activities to help build characters and CVs.

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