Monday 23rd August 2010 by C. Freeman
Engineering and management are just a couple of the careers that have attracted many of our successful A Level students:
James Doherty, Oliver Faller and Daniel Partridge
are all taking different routes into engineering with James going to Manchester University, Oliver having already secured a job locally and Daniel about to start an apprenticeship.
who got A grades in chemistry, English Literature and Maths and a B in physics, is going to Manchester University to study chemical engineering. He said: 'I don't really know what I want to do with it yet. It looked interesting and is something that I wanted to do and it could lead to jobs either in business or industry.'
gained two distinctions in IT and a B in Design Technology. He has already been working at a local engineering firm, tackling a range of different technical and IT tasks. He said: 'The job is going really well, I have been there for six weeks now and I'm really enjoying it.'
who got distinctions in BTEC Sport, eBusiness and OCR IT, has won a three-year apprenticeship at Cummins in Wellingborough. He said: 'I'm going to be doing mechanical engineering and will be taught all aspects of the engine building process. As an apprentice you do two years of everything and in the third year you specialise in one specific area.'
Those aiming for a career in management are Lois Crossan, Ben Scatterty and William Downey.
who did A Level Theatre studies and a BTEC in Performing Arts and Double Distinction in IT, is hoping to go to the University of Plymouth to do a fast-track two year degree course in information technology management. She said: 'It was a choice between that and performing arts. After that I'm not too sure what I want to do, whether I want to go into teaching or an office job. I had an idea I would do well because I was here until the last day of term, after the prom and after the ball I was still here doing work, just to make sure I had got the grades so the hard work has all paid off!'
got a BTEC double distinction in eBusiness and distinction in OCR IT. He is now doing an international marketing and business degree at De Montfort University: 'It's a sandwich course so I get a year placement and I'm hoping to go to Canada or America. I've spent a lot of time there before and really enjoyed it so I'm hoping to move there one day. A year in industry over there would certainly expand my horizons. I worked as hard as I could for the past year and, with Mr Bernard's support, I got it all done in the end. It was definitely worth all the hard graft. I'd like to work either in the marketing department of a multi-national company or a marketing company.'
who got Distinctions in IT and ebusiness is now going to the University of Northumbria in Newcastle to do a four year human resources management degree. He was first in the queue at Brooke Weston to get his results and then spent his time handing out the Yearbooks and hoodies to his peers. William said: 'I got the grades I wanted to get me into university. It's going to be odd leaving but it will be a bit of a difference, it's exciting.'