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This week, seven students across the Mossbourne Federation received their offer letters from Oxford and Cambridge University. Mossbourne historically exceeds the state school average for students accepted into these prestigious universities, and this year looks to be no different.
Of the seven students who received offers, three are first-generation, meaning that they are the first in their family to go on to a higher education institution, two are currently in receipt of free school meals, and three are from a non-white ethnic background.
An additional five Mossbourne students who applied to Oxbridge are now eligible for reconsideration in August should they perform exceptionally well in their final examinations. This means that 34% of Oxbridge applicants from Mossbourne are now in with a chance of attending one of the two top universities in the country.
According to the latest data from 2021, the overall chances of receiving an offer from Oxbridge are just 17%, while the average success rate for Oxbridge offers per state school hovers around 20%.
Rebecca Warren, Principal of Mossbourne Community Academy, said:
“I want to congratulate our Mossbourne students who have received offers from Oxford and Cambridge this year. This is an excellent achievement and one they should all be very proud of.
“We are also proud of all our Oxbridge applicants and Year 13 students, many of whom have received equally excellent offers from Russell Group and high-ranking universities across the country. We look forward to continuing to support all students on the road to their exams and we know that with their continued hard work and dedication, they will achieve the grades they deserve.”
3 February 2022
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