A STUDENT is celebrating after being offered a place at the University of Cambridge.

Gabby Handberg from Whitefield is to study Human, Social and Political Science.

A Sixth Form student at Manchester High School for Girls, Gabby is one of six girls at the school who have been offered an Oxbridge place.

Gabby is taking A-levels in English, Psychology, Maths, Biology and German. Subject to her achieving specified grades in her examinations this summer, she is all set to take up her place at Cambridge’s Newnham College in September.

Gabby, aged 17, said: “I am fascinated by anthropology and why human beings do what they do! One human attribute that is certainly useful for anyone considering applying to Cambridge is to be organised; I had to submit a lot of written essays and on top of all my Sixth Form work this could have been overwhelming if I hadn’t planned my time properly.

“Receiving my offer from Cambridge is a fantastic feeling and all my family and friends are thrilled for me. My dad is especially proud, he lives in Australia but Cambridge is renowned even on the other side of the world.”

Headmistress, Claire Hewitt, said: “This is well deserved recognition for Gabby. She has continued to work hard throughout her Sixth Form Studies and I have no doubt that come the summer she will achieve the grades needed to progress to this prestigious university.

“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.”