27 students secure coveted places at Oxbridge Universities

We are thrilled to reveal that 27 students have secured offers to study at the prestigious Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

This is an exceptional achievement following a rigorous application process, involving admissions tests and multiple interviews, competing for coveted places against a worldwide field of applicants.

Offers have been made in a range of disciplines including Computer Science, Law, English, Chemistry Biological Natural Sciences, Economics, History, Modern Languages, Mathematics, Archaeology, Experimental Psychology, Physics and more.

Bella Craig, who came to Greenhead College from Salendine Nook High School, secured her offer to study French and Spanish at Oxford University said:

“For future applicants, I’d say to believe in yourself, believe that anything is possible and be open and honest on your personal statement.”

Laura Verdina, who came to Greenhead College from Dixon’s City Academy, secured her offer for Cambridge University to study Biological Natural Sciences said:

“The support at College is really great, I had a mock interview for my subject before my actual interview and that really helped me be prepared and understand what it might feel like to go through an academic interview.”

Greenhead College remains to be the leading state educational institution in the North of England for Oxbridge success. Aspiring students benefit from a dedicated Oxbridge Support Enrichment Programme, comprising of masterclasses, mock interview workshops, dedicated Oxbridge admissions tutors, residential visits, and practice admissions tests.

Richard Pember, Oxbridge Coordinator at Greenhead College commented:

“I’d like to offer my congratulations on behalf of the Oxbridge Team at Greenhead. We have an incredibly talented team who support the students in small group sessions to help them through the application process. We’re immensely proud of the 27 students who received offers; it’s an amazing achievement. Competition becomes more acute year on year, and for Greenhead to remain the most successful school or college outside the South East is a reflection on our wonderful students and staff.”

Congratulations to the following students:

NameUniversityDisciplinePrevious School
Aaron CrosbieCambridgeComputer scienceRoyds hall
Abdullah AzizOxfordLaw Halifax Academy
Akshat KothariCambridgeEngineering Trinity Academy Halifax
Anna BenthamCambridgeHSPSThornhill Community Academy 
Bella CraigOxfordModern LanguagesSalendine Nook High School Academy 
Ben CooperCambridgeEngineering Beckfoot School Bingley
Brook SeedCambridgeNatural Sciences BioKing James’s School
Elizabeth KayCambridgeHistory and Modern Languages (French)Horizon Community College
Emily OliverCambridgeLawHolmfirth High School
Emma NelsonCambridgeEnglishHolmfirth 
Esther BoutleOxfordLawOssett Academy
George SelbyCambridgeArchitectureWhitcliffe Mount 
Harry CrossCambridgeHistory Netherhall Learning Campus Highschool
Haydn CliftonCambridgeArchaeology Penistone Grammar School 
Izzy RouseOxfordPhysics Horbury Academy 
Jacob LordCambridgeBiological Natural SciencesHolmfirth high 
Jeremy StocksCambridgeMathematicsHonley High School
Julia MillingtonCambridgeEconomicsHeckmondwike Grammar School
Laura VerdinaCambridgeBiological Natural SciencesDixons City Academy
Leela Beth GuhaCambridgeHistory Calder high school 
Megan ColemanOxfordChemistry Whitcliffe Mount
Mia YatesOxfordBiochemistry The Mirfield Free Grammar 
Miriam LomasCambridgeHistoryHolmfirth High School
Nina RainbowOxfordBiochemistry North Halifax Grammar School
Rowan Harrison-WalkerOxfordMathematicsRyburn Valley High School
Sam FranksOxfordPhilosophy, Politics and EconomicsRastrick High School

Economics students inspire year 10 and 11s from local schools


On 19th January 2018, Greenhead College welcomed year 10 and 11 students from nine local schools into college to participate in the Real World Economics event.

The day consisted of the schools taking part in a friendly economics based competition, all planned and hosted by Greenhead’s A-Level Economics students.

The nine schools in attendance were: Moor End Academy, Westborough High School, Colne Valley High School, King James School, Holmfirth High, Salendine Nook Academy, Huddersfield Grammar School, Royds Hall Community School and Kettlethorpe High School, who brought along of some of their business studies students to take part. 

Throughout the morning the A-Level students delivered various informative and educational presentations on topics such as; privatisation vs nationalisation of the NHS and income inequality. The teams were then set a number of activities, in which they were scored points on, such as delivering a presentations, work sheets and finishing with an economics quiz to round up everything they have learnt.

The winning team at the end of the event were students from Holmfirth High school who said that ‘they loved learning more about what A-Level Economics might entail.

Students from King James School said:

 ‘It’s been great, we’ve learnt a lot about economics and particularly enjoyed the NHS data task. We are definitely interested in studying A-Level Economics after this’.

The economics students spent months organising the event from liaising with the schools, to producing a magazine, to delivering engaging presentations suitable for their target audience, to providing goody bags for the teams to take away afterwards.

Economics teacher Peter Davies commented:

We are delighted by the responses of the students who attended and how engaged they were throughout. It is not easy to keep so many young students so engaged but our students managed to do that! This event has helped them boost so many of their skills from using their initiative, enterprise, creativity and presenting to suit the target audience – which isn’t easy! We would also like to thank the teachers from all the schools for allowing their children out of school for the morning to attend, during a busy time in the academic year.