24 February 2014

Aishah Ali and Luke Heppenstall-West have both received offers from the world renowned universities.

Aishah, who is from Selly Oak and a former Dame Elizabeth Cadbury Technology College pupil, is currently studying A Levels in Psychology, Sociology and English Literature and Language at Cadbury College. After achieving straight A grades in her AS Levels and a successful interview, Aishah has gained a conditional place at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge to read Psychological and Behavioural Sciences.

The seventeen year old student said: “It was a real surprise as I was not expecting to get a place. I now have to continue to work hard to get the grades.”

Fellow A grade student Luke Heppenstall-West is also celebrating after receiving an offer to read History at Queens College, University of Oxford. The former Queensbridge School pupil, who is currently studying A Level English Literature, Modern History and Mathematics at the specialist sixth form college, said: “I really enjoyed the interview and am excited about my future. I’ve now got to focus on preparing for my A2 exams in June.”

Andy Cookson, Assistant Principal Learner Experience, said: “We are delighted for both students. Entry into Oxbridge is very competitive; it requires extra work and a real commitment to academic studies, so this is an excellent achievement."

"Around 80% of our students gain university offers each year and this year I am also pleased with the number of offers we've received from a range of Russell Group universities.”