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Oxbridge Support

Entry to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge is particularly competitive, so the College has an intensive programme to support all Oxbridge applications.

How will we help you?

At Truro and Penwith College you will be offered a comprehensive package to ensure that your university application is competitive and stands out when compared to that of other applicants. This includes super-curricular and enrichment opportunities, dedicated Oxbridge events, pre-interview test and application support, one-to-one mentoring, and mock interviews delivered by subject specialists. (Oxbridge support events can be signed up to in addition to other Academies.)

We were very proud to see 12 of our students successful in their Oxbridge applications last year. The twelve represent success for nearly a quarter of the students who applied, placing the College well over the national average success rate for independent schools and colleges of 20%. Read our latest Oxbridge news here.


our stories

Amy is stood smiling outside in a dark jacket with her hands in her pockets. She studied A Level Art & Design, Physics, Mathematics and Further Maths.

Amy’s Story

Amy has completed her A Levels at Penwith College and has received an offer from Cambridge University to study Engineering.
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Ben’s Story

Budding Biochemistry student Ben has received an offer to study at Oxford University, after studying four top A Levels.
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Ellie’s Story

Ellie, who has received an offer to study History at Oxford, credits her lecturers and the great learning environment at Truro College to help her achieve her goal.
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Amy’s Story

Ambitious Amy has set her sights on a career in the Foreign Office, after being offered a place at Oxford University to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
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“I found the mock interviews very helpful. The timing of all the preparation was well thought out so I didn’t feel rushed at any stage of the application.”

Amy - Engineering, Cambridge University
Three students on campus at Penwith College.
Ziji, Amy and Kit (left to right) from Penwith College have Oxbridge offers.

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