THIRTEEN hard-working A-level pupils have been rewarded with Oxbridge offers.

Staff and students at Bancroft’s in Woodford Green are celebrating after the two of the country’s top universities made conditional offers.

George Nishimura, Abdullah Shakeel and Isma’eel Zia will study medicine at Cambridge. Sonali Arora and Lana Malwood will study languages at Cambridge while Will Ngassa will take on French and Italian at Oxford.

Oxbridge hopefuls must now meet the grade entry requirements in their final exams, do pre-tests and face interviews as part of the selection process.

Simon Marshall, headteacher at Bancroft’s said: "We are delighted at the success of those who have been awarded offers by Oxford and Cambridge – they have worked tremendously hard and it is great that they earned recognition for this.

“It is increasingly competitive to gain a place at these universities but we are also mindful of those who worked equally hard and were equally deserving of places, but who have unfortunately missed out.

“Overall our year 13s have received offers from an excellent range of the top universities and colleges and, as things currently stand, most have a good range of offers for their chosen courses.”