Rise in college students applying for university

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Record numbers of students at a Sheffield sixth form college have applied to study at university next year.

Longley Park Sixth Form College said 78 per cent of youngsters had applied, a three per cent increase on last year and the highest number since the college opened in 2004.

The college, on Horninglow Road, said it was “bucking the national trend since the increase in tuition fees”.

A Level student Chikumo Fiseko has secured a conditional offer to study business management at The University of Sheffield.

Chikumo said: “Not only has the support and guidance I have received both in and out of lessons been extremely invaluable towards my future I have been pushed to achieve more than I ever thought I was capable of.”