Record number of Hockerill students offered places at Oxford or Cambridge for 2021

Posted on: 10th February 2021

oxbridgemontage2(1)We are delighted to announce that one in eleven of our students have received offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge this year.  The College’s dedicated university guidance team plus staff from departments across the College, along with alumni of the College, worked hard with students to prepare them for online interviews and the entrance examinations.  Anne Winship, the College’s lead university guidance counsellor commented: 

"It has been a pleasure to work with all the students who put in Oxbridge applications this year. They all worked hard to be in a position to be able to apply and should be proud of themselves. They have had to deal with hurdles previous years have not had to contend with - not least remote interviews. I am delighted so many have been rewarded with the offer of a place." 

The students and their subjects offered and colleges are: 



Aneshka Moudry, Chemistry at St Peter's College 

Cecilia Catmur, Spanish at St Catherine's College 

Archie Fraser, Human Sciences at Magdalen College 

Toyin Odusan, Law with French Law at Christ Church  

Lucy Womack, Biomedical Sciences at Oriel College  

Martha Wells, Philosophy and Linguistics at Somerville College 



Emma Davis, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies at Selwyn College 

Grace Malcolm, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies at Selwyn College 

Oliver Martinelli, Modern & Medieval Languages at Lucy Cavendish College 

Maysie Haynes, Education at Homerton College 

Both day and boarding students are represented in this list with six students from Bishop’s Stortford, two from Saffron Walden, one further afield in Hertfordshire and another from Northamptonshire. 


Principal, Mr David Woods, said: 


“It has been a challenging time for this cohort of students who have had to overcome many uncertainties during their two year International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. It is a testament to their resilience and commitment that they have adapted and so successfully demonstrated their abilities, knowledge and character. To have approaching 10% of our UK university applicants gain Oxbridge offers is remarkable. We wish them and all our students now waiting for offers from universities around the world every success for the future and look forward to building on this experience to help us prepare the next generation of Oxbridge students.”  


Other early entrants, for medicine and veterinary, have obtained very positive outcomes for this early stage, with the majority having been invited for interviews already. 


With the UK deadline for all other applicants for UCAS less than a fortnight ago, Hockerill have been delighted with the response their students are receiving from the higher education sector, with a broad range of courses from a large number of highly regarded institutions.