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A Level success stories

A Level success stories
Felicity Macro
Thursday 19th August 2010 by C. Freeman
Congratulations to our Year 13 students who are celebrating their fantastic A Level results! Here's the first of their success stories - there's many more to follow!

Felicity Macro achieved outstanding results with two A* grades in chemistry and Maths and As in Spanish and French. She is now going to Durham University to study languages. She said: 'I've never had an idea of what I wanted to do so I thought I'd go and do something I enjoy. As the course is so wide ranging I'll hopefully find my way a bit. I just worked hard and tried to get my work done. My advice to other students is don't leave revision to the last minute; at the end of the day you have to try and learn the facts, know what to expect in the exams and just do your best.'

PictureIlse Lee.

Ilse Lee has secured a place at St Anne's College, Oxford to study experimental psychology after gaining an A* in biology and A grades in maths, art and physics and for her extended project on psychology. 'It was an independent project, like an investigation with a presentation at the end of it. I did work hard on it. It's all down to hard work. I didn't even think of trying to go to Oxford but my form tutor and parents encouraged me to go on the open day, then I saw it and thought I might as well try. It feels pretty special to have got in!'

PictureAnchal Vashist.

Anchal Vashist is celebrating her five A Levels, one at A grade and four B grades, an achievement that is all the more remarkable given that English is her second language. She moved to the UK when she was 14 and has spent the last two years in the Sixth Form at Brooke Weston. She now plans to go to Nottingham Trent to study law: 'I have been at Brooke Weston for two years and have really enjoyed it here. I'm going to celebrate with my family. I thought I was going to get Cs and Ds so I started crying when I saw my results! I did a lot of work to get this because I had to do a two year philosophy course in one year; I completed my German in Year 12 so I had basically a free lesson so I thought let me take on another subject.'

PictureLaura Taylor.

Laura Taylor got four four A grades in maths, history, chemistry and biology and she is now going to study chemistry at York. She said: 'I'm hoping to go into industry and be an industrial chemist for one of the pharmaceutical companies. Pharmaceuticals and organic chemistry is what interests me the most. York is really good for chemistry and I like historical things. It will be the ideal place for me to study.'

PictureScott Balchin.

Scott Balchin gained a phenomenal six A Levels. He is now going to study mathematics at the University of Leicester. He said: 'I'm going to do a four year Masters degree and I don't really know what I want to do eventually. I'll just do my degree and decide later.'

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