‘Unprecedented’ number of Mid Sussex students celebrate Oxbridge places from Brighton College


An unprecedented number of boys and girls from Mid Sussex are amongst 29 students from Brighton College celebrating places at either Oxford or Cambridge universities.

These include Edward Coombs, from Haywards Heath, who has been offered a place to study Chemistry at Wadham College, Oxford, and Olivia Garry of Cuckfield, set also to study Chemistry at Oxford’s New College.

Owen Male, from Burgess Hill, is heading to Girton College, Cambridge, to read Natural Sciences (Biology), while Tom McQuillin, of Lindfield, is Oxford-bound to read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Lady Margaret Hall.

Omar Mohamed, of Haywards Heath, will be taking up a place at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, to read Human, Social and Political Science.

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In total, 29 Brighton College students have received offers from Oxford and Cambridge – the best in the 170-year history of the school.

This is despite the fact that it is harder than ever to win a place at the two universities, with 18,000 applicants at each university for only 3,000 places.

So far, 16 pupils have received offers from Cambridge, with a further 13 offered places at Oxford.

Head Master Richard Cairns said: “It is wonderful to see such delighted smiles on our sixth formers’ faces!

“I am thrilled, of course, that so many have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge.

“It really is a superb achievement, and we offer them our warmest congratulations.

“I am just as thrilled by news of the many offers coming in from other Russell Group universities and medical schools.”


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