Twenty students from Greenhead College have secured places at Oxford or Cambridge universities this year.

The college is renowned as one of the best in the country and has a strong track record of its students going to these prestigious universities every year.

Greenhead College makes a big effort to give any student the chance to get to Oxford or Cambridge through its dedicated Oxbridge Support Enrichment Programme. This includes masterclasses, interview workshops, presentations by admissions tutors, residential visits and practice admissions tests. 

Richard Pember, Oxbridge co-ordinator at Greenhead College, said: “It’s a phenomenal achievement to receive an offer and so well deserved after their incredibly hard work, time and dedication to the gruelling application process. 

“We are incredibly proud of these students. Their education was undoubtedly disrupted during GCSEs and so to be completing their A Levels, having secured an offer from Cambridge or Oxford, is an incredible achievement.” 

Student Imaad Nisar, who came to Greenhead College from Royds Hall Academy and has been offered a place to study computer science at Cambridge University, said: “Anyone who has thought about applying to Oxbridge should just do it. You might have something or learn something about yourself which you never even realised.”  

The students who have secured the places and the degrees they’ll be studying are:

Alex Franklin, studying engineering at Cambridge; Amaad Ali, natural sciences (biological) at Cambridge; Charley Tordoff, geography at Cambridge; Ella Jancovich, history at Cambridge;  Eric Qiao, natural sciences at Cambridge; Finn Wilson-Leach, chemistry at Oxford; Freddie Sugarman, music at Oxford; and Helen Rawson, biochemistry at Oxford.        

Imaad Nisar, computer science at Cambridge; Isla Barrett, human, social and political sciences at Cambridge; Katie Flook, classics at Cambridge; Libby James, modern and medieval languages at Cambridge; and Louis Norcup, French and Spanish at Cambridge.

Maddy Wood, English at Cambridge; Matt Vale, mathematics at Oxford; Peter Ashley, computer science at Oxford; Sas Thiyagesh, medicine at Oxford; Steven Chen, chemical engineering and biotechnology at Cambridge; Xena Pape, biological natural sciences at Cambridge; and Yoyo Xia, medicine at Cambridge.

  • Written by ANDY HIRST who runs his own Yorkshire freelance journalism agency AH! PR ( specialising in press releases, blogging, website content and copywriting.