BRAMHOPE resident, Emily has received an offer to study history at Robinson College, Cambridge.

Emily is one of 13 students from The Grammar School at Leeds to have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge universities across 13 different subjects.

Nine pupils received offers to study at the University of Cambridge and four at the University of Oxford.

The students, each taking three or four A-levels and an extended project qualification have undergone admissions tests and interviews to secure their offers against a highly competitive backdrop.

Emily said: “I was absolutely delighted to receive my offer and so were my parents. My teachers, subject mentors and the higher education team have also been so supportive throughout the application process. Now I just need to continue the hard work and get my grades!”

Other year 13 students, Anika, Ava, Eve, Anushree, Anna, Ria and Olivia also received offers from the University of Cambridge to study economics, geography, linguistics, medicine, law, music, and English respectively. Bhavyaa, a student from last year’s sixth form has also been offered a place to study engineering at Cambridge this September.

Henry, Alexandra, Vishnu and Theo received offers to read French and beginners’ Russian, biology, philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) and classics and English respectively from the University of Oxford.

Sue Woodroofe, Principal at The Grammar School at Leeds said: “I’m extremely proud of the students who have received offers from the universities of Oxford and Cambridge and also of their peers who are receiving a multitude of offers from some of the most prestigious higher education providers in the UK and overseas. This is a moment for hard work, of course, but also of great excitement as they consider the next chapter in their lives.”

In 2023, 94 per cent of GSAL students continued to higher education with 83 per cent being accepted by a higher tariff provider, typically Russell Group universities or Guardian top 30 university. The top four universities by destination for GSAL leavers in 2023 were Newcastle, Liverpool, Durham and Warwick.

The Grammar School at Leeds was named North Independent School of the Year by the Sunday Times in 2024.

If you are interested in a place for your child in GSAL Sixth Form in September 2024 contact or visit the next open event on Tuesday, February 13.