Here’s our second instalment of A Level good news stories from Brooke Weston:
Tino Lenton, Kalina Marinova, Sam Williams and Faye Patterson are all celebrating after gaining handfuls of A* and A graded qualifications which meant they have all scored 380 UCAS points.
Tino Lenton is going to study accountancy and finance at the University of Nottingham after gaining an A* in business studies and As in chemistry and maths. He said: ‘These results are down to hard work and revision, all day every day but it was definitely worth it as I needed three As to get in. I did accountancy as part of my work experience and found it really interesting.’
Kalina Marinova got an A* in maths and As in physics and further maths. She is now going to study physics at the University of Bristol. She said: ‘It is a four-year Master's degree but I don’t know what I want to do afterwards, maybe research. I put these results down to a lot of revision. Further maths was the hardest to get. My advice for others would be to take your mocks seriously because that way you get prepared a lot earlier.’
Sam Williams has won a place at the University of Bath studying chemical engineering after gaining an A* in maths and As in chemistry and biology. He said: ‘I was attracted to engineering in general as it is more maths and science-based. Chemical engineering is about industrial processes so it involves big companies and helping them with the manufacture of products. It is a broad area and gives you skills to go into different fields. The best thing about Brooke Weston is the people you meet plus the teachers make a lot of time for you and are helpful.’
Faye Patterson is studying fashion and textile design after gaining A*s in Art and DT and a B in German. She said: ‘I am going to Bath Spa, which is quite well known for its creativity. When I visited I really loved it. It is a two-year course and I can specialise in the third year. The options are very broad so I could do costume design or something completely different like furniture. I was expecting to see at least one C so I am overjoyed with these results; I almost cried. ’