St Andrews four for Cambridge

Pictured from left - Dr Carslaw, Thomas Thomson, Olivia Cassidy, Anna Rolland and Catriona Pickthall.
Pictured from left - Dr Carslaw, Thomas Thomson, Olivia Cassidy, Anna Rolland and Catriona Pickthall.
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Four pupils from St Andrews are the envy of university applicants across the UK after winning offers of places at Cambridge.

St Leonards School IB2 (S6) students Thomas Thomson, Catriona Pickthall, Olivia Cassidy and Anna Rolland will be headed for the famous university in the autumn upon successful completion of their International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma exams at the St Andrews school.

Thomas, from Kemback, will be reading history at Magdalene College, Kincaple youngster Catriona is to study geography at Emmanuel College, Olivia is to read archaeology and anthropology at Homerton College and Anna, from Lower Largo, is set to study classics at Murray Edwards College.

The quartet earned their places by demonstrating outstanding academic ability and performing exceptionally well in a highly competitive interview process.

St Leonards headmaster, Dr Michael Carslaw, said he was ‘‘delighted’’ that his pupils continued to find the doors to top universities opened.

He added: “Winning a conditional place at Cambridge is a fantastic achievement and I wish the pupils every success for the future.”