STUDENTS across York are celebrating offers to study at Oxford or Cambridge universities.

Fulford sixth form is celebrating the success of four students: Tom Haygarth – who wants to study biochemistry at Oxford, Agata Hodur, who has an offer for philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford, Mary Holmes who has an offer to do architecture at Cambridge and Cecily Perara, geography at Cambridge.

Tim Morris, director of sixth form and assistant head, said: "These students have all followed the Oxbridge Progression Support Programme offered at Fulford. They have displayed a great deal of talent, resilience and focus, and fully deserve to have received these offers. We also wish to congratulate all our other students who are receiving university and apprenticeship offers."

Meanwhile York College also has four students who have received offers to study at either Oxford or Cambridge this year.

Bethan Woodall, formerly of Millthorpe School, has an offer to study Fine Art at Ruskin and St Catherine’s College, Oxford. Luna Harran, who also went to Millthorpe, wants to study maths at Churchill College, Cambridge. Holly Mawdsley, who went to Scalby School wants to study classics at Peterhouse, Cambridge and Ellie Speight, formerly of Ryedale School, wants to study history at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge.

Miggy Biller, co-ordinator of Oxbridge applications at York College, said: “I congratulate these students, they have conditional offers at the country’s most prestigious universities. The junior university ethos within the A-level faculty at the college enables students to prepare for university life and the pressures of high-level study. We wish all our students success in their examinations this summer as we support them in the final stages of their studies.”