A BARNSLEY student has received a conditional offer from Cambridge University.

Callum Burrows, 17, is studying physics, mathematics and further mathematics for his A-levels at Barnsley College - and has received the offer from renowned university for mathematics placement.

Callum, who lives in Lundwood, was invited to attend a five-day residential STEP (Sixth Term Examination Paper) programme at Peterhouse - the oldest of the Cambridge Colleges - where potential students experienced intense lectures, preparation for entrance exams and practice.

The STEP Mathematics is a three-hour examination designed to test candidates on questions that are similar in style to undergraduate mathematics.

“I am really pleased," Callum said. "It has always been my ambition to go to Cambridge, although my GCSE grades were not outstanding, with hard work and support from the college I have been able to increase my grades and am now on track to achieve the requirements.”

If successful, Callum will start in October and hopes to later progress to a PhD to research number theory.