Form your location...Cheltenham College?
Oh right. Not heard of that. My mate lives in Cheltenhamshire (as it should be called!) and he was v pleased he'd got into Oxford ahead of all the College boys who'd literally looked down on him all his life.
Small, Non-Selective Independent School:
1-3 per year is about right (U6th is about 50-60??)
From the looks of this thread it still looks like a higher % of people are getting in from public schools, so that completely nullifies the myth that state school kids are given an advantage. In my comp 1 lad got in out of the 10 or so who applied and there are about 90 in my year. The fact that oxbridge are accepting 30+ ppl from certain schools is proof that the old boy network is still very much in place.
What, the fact that the school that we can think of that gets the most people into Oxbridge is state-run?
I don't think that's proof.
I am the only student from my (independent, unselective, roughly 40 students per year, international) school to ever get accepted to Oxbridge. Only about one person per year applies though.
Decent state comp, with a reasonably large sixth form (approx. 100 a year). We generally get in about 3 or 4 a year.
At Newstead school for girls, a state grammar in east london, my friend was telling that their upper sixth, of which she was a successful part, got 25 people into Oxbridge, with a notable number doing Classics. Apparently they are the best state school at getting people in in London...
At my school, Christ's Hospital (the coolest school in the world), we had 32 applicants and 11 were accepted... I reckon our figure of an 1/3 success rate must be pretty standard.
Ok. I went to Hills Road Sixth Form Cambridge.
And I think alot of people got places at Oxford/Cambridge, dont know exact numbers but around 50 i should imagine (though that is out of a year of about 800 i think.)
Also I know that at the very least 15 of those offers are to students (like myself) who did their GCSEs at a private school in Cambridge (Perse Girls/Boys,St Mary's, The Leys etc).
I think that in the past couple of years fewer students doing A-levels at the aforementioned private schools got places compared to previous years.
Esher College... I reckon (as it is a large sixth form college, with a 700 year group, I can only estime the number of applications) about 1/12 to Cambridge and 12/20 for Oxford. I think this discrepancy between Oxford and Cambridge stems from the fact that most of the Arts students I know applied to Oxford rather than Cambridge and Esher is traditionally strong in the Arts.
I was the only one in my year from my state comp. 3 in the year below (which was definitely an unusual year in terms of oxbridge entry), none in the year above.
does anyone know when the 2005 admission statistics are published?