Seven students at East Norfolk Sixth Form College are celebrating getting offers of places at Cambridge. Ellie Hagan has obtained a place to study law, Lauren Norman to study Geography, Saskia Simm to study English Language and Linguistics.

Ross Downham, Matthew Filby, Kraig Wymer-Webb and Jacob Archibald have all been offered places to study Maths – a record breaking number of offers for the subject in one year. Maths at East Norfolk Sixth Form College is one of the highest performing in the country, this year being ranked in the top ten percent nationally for its results.

Deputy Principal Keith Murphy acknowledges the hard work put in by the students to achieve their offers and also that of the staff who have taught them in supporting them to achieve their outstanding exam results.

‘Our students are all encouraged from the moment they start with us to see themselves as achieving at the highest level, including going onto places at the most competitive universities. Our Oxbridge students have all taken up the opportunities offered to them in taking part in summer schools and mock interviews as part of preparation for their University applications. Already this year four students have been offered the opportunity to take part in shadowing a Cambridge student as part of their preparation for application next year. Over twenty others have applied for places on the prestigious Oxford and Sutton Trust summer schools. Next year we anticipate having even more successful applications to Oxbridge’

Saskia Simm, said: “I can't quite believe that I've received an offer from Cambridge; I keep waiting to hear that they've made a mistake! There's no way that I could've had this privilege without the wisdom and support from the staff at EN. At every stage of the application process I was guided by experts. Not only that, but the passion of my English Language teacher ignited my own flame for linguistics. Without her love for the subject and many years of experience, I would never have applied to study this course at university in the first place. Thank you East Norfolk!”

Ellie Hagan, said: “I am so grateful to my teachers at EN for their encouragement and development of my interest in Law. I now hold an offer to study at Cambridge!”

Lauren Norman, added: “I didn't think I would get an offer from Cambridge; but the help with applying to a summer school, extra support with UCAS, and a mock interview, all helped hugely in making the application process easier and less daunting, and I'm really pleased to have got an offer.”

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