Three Students from Tavistock offered places at Oxford University

20 January 2023 | ,

Deciding upon your next steps is a critical part of a student’s post-16 education, for those who apply to university, it is a challenging process, none more so for those who apply to Oxford and Cambridge. Oxford will only interview around 40% of applicants and less than 15% will receive an offer. This year, Alice Stoate (Law), Oliver Crosher (Philosophy and Italian) and Shannon Howell (Economics) from Tavistock College all made the 15% and have received offers from Oxford, pending their exam results.

Principal Tristan Muller Foster says “It is with genuine pleasure and joy that we have heard of these offers, it shows the incredible journey that students make here at the college and shows that we are able to prepare our young people for any destination they choose. The individuals concerned have shown such hard work and dedication and they are now reaping the rewards of this. They don’t know it yet, but they will be role models for future generations and the whole community”

Head of Sixth Form Thomas Galli wrote “Dr Edgecombe, our academic mentor, and I are fiercely proud of all our students who put themselves forward and applied for this gruelling process. This year, Alice Stoate, Oliver Crosher and Shannon Howell have received offers from Oxford, pending their exam results. We offer these students our sincere congratulations and will continue to encourage them to keep up their outstanding work, so as to pass their exams with flying colours.”

Dan Morrow, Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust CEO and Trust leader added “We are hugely proud of our young people who have shown such dedication and determination in their application to Oxford and Cambridge and are delighted that 3 of our year 13s have been offered places. It is a highly robust process and for three of our own to be going to what are world leading universities is a source of immense pride to us all.”