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Monday 20 February 2012

GSAL sixth formers with Oxbridge offers

Congratulations to fifteen sixth form students from The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) who have received conditional offers from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Head boy William Boardman is holding a place at New College, Oxford to read PPE; Isabella Buono, law at Magdalene College, Cambridge; William Kennaway, English at Peterhouse, Cambridge; Grace McGee classics at Regents Park, Oxford; James Nehaul, engineering at St John’s College, Cambridge; Robert Pellow, geography at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge ; Daisy Prior, engineering at Pembroke College, Cambridge; Alex Rankine, PPE at Corpus Christi, Oxford; Amy Reddington, linguistics at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge; Amy Reynolds, natural sciences at Sidney Sussex, Cambridge; Sophie Stone, law at Worcester College, Oxford; Jessica Sutherland, French and Russian at St Catherine’s College, Oxford; head girl Francesca Whalen, history at Balliol College, Oxford ; Alex N White, engineering at Sidney Sussex, Cambridge; and Helen Ye, medicine at St John’s College, Cambridge.

Prospective law student Isabella Buono said, “I’m delighted to have received the offer, which was helped by excellent guidance from GSAL throughout the application process. Academically I’ve had lots of support as well as encouragement to enhance my studies which enabled me to set up a sixth form Law Society.”

In addition two former GSAL students who took their A levels last year are Oxbridge bound in September. Venkat Kondrugunta has a place to study economics and management at Brasenose College, Oxford and George Longworth will read history at Queens’ College, Cambridge.

This continues GSAL’s strong record of Oxbridge admissions – last year all 12 Upper Sixth students who received Oxbridge offers met the terms of their offer. Figures released to Parliament this week reveal that GSAL is top in Yorkshire for progression to Oxbridge – one of just three Yorkshire schools in the national top 100.

Pictured are: Back row (L-R) Daisy Prior, Jess Sutherland, Chessy Whalen, Grace McGee, Amy Reynolds, Isabella Buono, Amy Reddington and Helen Ye; Front row (L-R) Alex Rankine, James Nehaul, Robert Pellow, Will Kennaway, Will Boardman and Alex White

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