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Manchester High School for Girls


Six students from Manchester High School for Girls are celebrating the news that they have been offered an undergraduate place at either the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge.

Subject to achieving specified grades in either their A-level or International Baccalaureate Diploma examinations, the students will take up their places this autumn.

Alex Thacker from Didsbury is one of six Manchester High Sixth Formers to have secured an Oxbridge offer

Oxford bound are Regan Mills from Prestbury and Alexandra Thacker from Didsbury. Regan has been offered a place at Balliol College to read Bio Medical Science, with Alex securing an offer from St Edmunds College to study Modern Foreign Languages.

Included in the students heading for Cambridge is Shazia Absar from Oldham, who is set to become an undergraduate medic at Churchill College, and Ruth Pugh from Cheadle Hulme who will study Mathematics at Gonville and Caius.

Also joining them at Cambridge will be Gabby Handberg from Whitefield who is set to study Human, Social and Political Science at Newnham College.

Gabby Handberg will read Human, Social and Political Science at the University of Cambridge

Head Mistress, Claire Hewitt, commented: “All these students deserve recognition for their continued hard work throughout their Sixth Form studies and I have no doubt that come the summer they will achieve the grades needed to progress to these prestigious universities.

“The variety of subjects they have chosen to study, from Modern Foreign Languages to Medicine, shows that there really is no such thing as a typical Manchester High girl and our expert teachers are on hand every step of the way to help our students pursue their passions and achieve their goals, whatever they may be."

“At the moment our Sixth Form Centre is buzzing as so many of our students are receiving offers from their first-choice of university. We also have girls who have chosen to pursue other routes, such as paid apprenticeships at the BBC or professional service firms such as Ernst and Young.  At Manchester High we acknowledge there are many paths to success and we are looking forward to celebrating the achievements of all our Sixth Formers in the months to come.”

Manchester High School for Girls is now welcoming applications to the Sixth Form for the next academic year.

For more information please contact our Registrar on 0161 224 0447.