Each year we have around 26 oxbridge offer holders and 150-175 students in total.
It's a minor public school.
For 05 entry we did quite bad (compare to previous years I mean), we only got 19 places.
But the Chinese in the year above were all strong applicants. 10(or 11? not sure) of them applied Oxbridge and 8 got in, which was really impressive!
You're at Charterhouse I take it...
State grammar -- of about 100 in the year we got 2/4 Oxford and 0/1 Cambridge.
Last year I know we got 1 (Cambridge) -- we usually get 0-3.
About a fifth of my 100 or so peers got into Oxbridge, with an equal weighing between the two institutions. It was a larger number than usual, because more people applied that year.
I went to a state school, although I don't think it counts strictly as a comprehensive as it's one of those City Technology College whatsits that has permission to choose a proportion of their students based on their aptitude for technology. They don't seem to choose very wisely, though.
The year before mine several people applied and only 1 got in, in my year 2/3 got into Cambridge (but the one who wasn't me fluked it somehow I reckon, he missed his offer by a lot) and 0/1 got into Oxford because he had really poor GCSEs. Which is a bit of a *******. I think he should've gotten in.
Edit: we had about 100 people a year in the sixth form. I also know of one person who left in Year 11 to go to a fancy selective place somewhere who got an offer from Oxford.
In my school, I was the only person to get an Oxbridge offer in 2 years, and I think only about 3 or 4 people from all the Glasgow state schools get an offer per year. This is partially due to the quality of education, but also it's relatively unusual for people to apply to Oxbridge from Scotland.
did you go to the perse school then? they seem to be pretty good for getting people into camb as well
upon going to Oxford, when people find out you're from Cambridge, they'll ask if you went to Hills Road, and whether you know person x. You respond that you didn't, so they'll ask if you went to the Perse, and if you know person y.
I went to the other one
(the Perse gets loads of people into Ox/Cam, but they're smaller - there are two of them an' all)
I went to a state school.
1/8 got into Cambridge
2/4 got into Oxford