Brampton Manor knocks Westminster off top Oxbridge table

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Brampton Manor knocks Westminster off top Oxbridge table

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92 members of the Brampton Manor 2022 class have gained admission into either Oxford University or Cambridge University. It is the highest any school in the UK has. Nearly 90 percent of year 13s at Brampton Manor – 430 students – achieved straight A/A* grades. Students queue at 6am every morning to gain access to the library as many have no space to work at home. Many are still there at 6pm when it finally closes. The majority are the first in their families to go to University and many are on free school meals. Why are they so successful? Hard work and focus. Why does Oxbridge want them? Because they were among the best applicants. For the first time ever a state school has the highest amount of Oxbridge places for the year. Next year there will be more, it has almost doubled from the 55 places last year.
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Incredible 430 students achieve straight A*/A level grades
Year 13 students at Brampton Manor Academy are celebrating as 430 students (nearly 90% of the
cohort) achieved straight A*/A grades at A level. A phenomenal 185 students achieved 3 or more A*
grades whilst 85 students have secured their places at Oxford or Cambridge university, whilst over
95% of the entire cohort (470 students) are progressing to Russell Group universities across the
country. This eclipses the 55 offers that were received in 2021 and 51 offers that were received in
2020 and means that nearly 300 students have secured Oxbridge offers since the Sixth Form opened
in 2012!
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The Oxbridge number is 92, not 85 as confirmed by the Head. They had some remarks and so the number has gone up by 7.
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This is such an inspiring and heart-warming achievement
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Daogroupie wrote:The Oxbridge number is 92, not 85 as confirmed by the Head. They had some remarks and so the number has gone up by 7.
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85 itself is impressive, 92 even better! can you provide the link to the 92? Just curious to see what the head has got to say.
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It's mentioned in a tweet from the school from Saturday afternoon.
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Re: Brampton Manor knocks Westminster off top Oxbridge table

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NS123 wrote:This is such an inspiring and heart-warming achievement
Not when you consider that their 6th form is academically selective. The 2020 Government stats show that only 41% of internal students advanced to school 6th forms after GCSEs. It does not indicate how many of the internal students went to other schools for 6th form compared to those who stayed at Brampton Manor. 33% of Brampton Manor students left to go to 6th-form colleges after GCSEs.

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It would seem that the school sixth form is made up of a large number of external applicants and ALL applicants, both internal and external, are ranked by GCSE results. Distance to the school only comes into play when there is a tie-breaker. To be fair, other high-performing state schools appear to do the same while others allocate 6th-form places to internal candidates first and then offer any unfilled places to external candidates. I would imagine that selecting the entire 6th Form year group based on those applicants who achieve the highest GCSE grades plays a large part in their Oxbridge success rate. I would be curious to see what actual grades are required in order to secure a 6th-form place at that school and suspect they may be quite a bit higher than the minimum grades given in their admissions policy.

The school 6th Form admission arrangements are here:

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The school seems to have aligned their study options with Oxbridge requirements e.g. "Students wishing to study A Level Computer Science must also study Mathematics, Further Mathematics (FM) and Physics at A Level". Many Universities do not insist on FM for studying Computer Science, however, Oxbridge does.

It seems to me that the success of the school in terms of Oxbridge offers is down to the school being academically selective and aligning their study options to Oxbridge entrance requirements. In short, they are doing the same as the majority of private schools but the students may be benefiting from the Oxbridge drive to select more students from state schools. There is no available data to suggest the 6th Form students at Brampton Manor come from lower-income households or even from the local area.
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