Here is another instalment focusing on our highest achieving A Level students this year. They all achieved results that equate to 360 UCAS points.
William Bell is going to the University of Durham to study finance with an A* in maths, A in business studies and B in chemistry. He said: ‘I am hoping for a career maybe in banking but also I have done some work experience so a job in sales sounds like a nice idea, so I am keeping my options open. Durham is a very prestigious university and they were really high up on the league tables for my course, which lasts for four years with a placement. There is also the possibility of continuing for a further year in international finance and that leads to a Master’s qualification.’
Alex Kularatnam has still got lots of options to choose from after being awarded As in chemistry, maths and physics. He is taking a year out to decide his next stop: ‘I worked hard for this because I got Ds in my chemistry and physics at AS level so it can be done. My advice to other students would be don’t give up, just keep going.’
Kit Panther is set to study civil engineering at the University of Exeter with his A*, A and B grades: He said: ‘It seemed attractive to me and there’s jobs in it. It’s a four-year course with a year’s placement if you do well academically.’
Alice Pike achieved A*, A and B grades in maths, physics and chemistry has meant that she is going to York to study for a Master’s degree: ‘I am most pleased about my physics grade because I was expecting a C! This chemistry degree course also includes a year’s industry placement which will give me lots of experience and help me decide what to do next.’
Congratulations also to Hannah Dunstan who also achieved 360 UCAS points with her three A grades.