A FORMER student at Tenbury High School has won a place at one of the top universities in the country.

Anna Gunther, from Tenbury, is thrilled to have received an offer from the University of Oxford.

She is one of 14 talented teenagers that attend Hereford Sixth Form College who achieved sought-after places on degree courses at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge (Oxbridge).

In a 50/50 split, seven will be joining Cambridge and seven, Oxford.

Anna joined the college from Tenbury High School two years ago.

She will study law at St Anne’s College in Oxford and is delighted with her success.

“I was absolutely delighted when I got the letter,” said Anna. The College Careers Department was really supportive, especially Caroline Baylis.”

The college takes full advantage of its strong links with Oxford and Cambridge under their widening participation programmes.

Students with Oxbridge potential are encouraged to attend conferences, debates, specialist workshops,summer schools and to develop their interests and extend their studies beyond the classroom.

The Good Schools Guide 2014 recently praised the college.

"HSFC is as good as it gets in the state sector for sixth form education, it gives independent schools a terrific run for their money. Families who live near enough are very lucky to have this seriously good option on their doorstep,’ said the guide.

It was in August 2012 when Anna was head girl at Tenbury High School that she received the news of stunning GCSE results.

She achieved 14 A star passes plus another straight A and an AS in Maths.

At the time the then head teacher Stuart Cooke said that the trend for girls to outperform boys was less marked at Tenbury High School than nationally.