Monday 23rd August 2010 by C. Freeman
Here's the final instalment detailing what some of our A Level students will be doing after Brooke Weston:
Luke Smith and Jamie Peacock
are both planning careers in sports management after getting identical grades of a distinction in BTEC sport and a double distinction in eBusiness. Luke is going to Loughborough while Jamie will study at Leeds Metropolitan University. Both are doing degrees in sports management although Jamie's course will include a one year industry placement.
He said: 'I'll be looking at going into gym or sports club management. I'm into football, golf, everything really. I try to be a bit of an all-rounder at sport.'
Luke said: 'I want to be a professional sports coach but the ultimate goal is to be a football manager. My favourite manager was Brian Clough, he was a massive inspiration, a very good manager. I wouldn't have stopped working until I had these grades because Loughborough is the best for sport in Europe.'
Naima and Camillia Khan.
Twins Naima and Camillia Khan
are both going to Sheffield University after each gaining three A Levels. Naima, who studied English literature, biology and chemistry, gaining an A and 2 Bs, is going to study biomedical science, with the aim of getting accepted onto a graduate entry medical course to become a doctor. Camillia, who got two A* grades in language and literature and media studies, plus a B in biology, hasn't yet decided on a career path but is going to study an English Literature degree. The girls, who revised for their biology exams together, hope to stay in the same halls of residence.
who got four A Levels including an A* in Maths and an A in geography is going to Loughborough to study maths: 'I've got no idea where I want it to lead to. I thought I'd done worse than this so I am pleased. I did a lot of revision but it has all been worth it!'
who got As in chemistry, maths and physics and a B in further maths, is going to Warwick to study a Masters in physics: 'I revised and tried to do as much as possible. Hopefully I'll be going on to do a doctorate after that but I'll assess it as I go along. Hopefully I want a career in physics.'
is going to New York to study drama after gaining an A* in English and theatre studies, a B in English Literature and a Distinction in BTEC Performing Arts. She said: 'I've got a place at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts so I'm hopefully going there in January to study acting and onwards to the Guildford School of Acting to do a degree. I went to a summer programme in New York this month and it was the best experience of my life. They specialise in film and television acting. I was doing commercials and film and television basics.
'I applied for a place last November just to try it and I got a scholarship. The course is two years but then there is an additional year or two in England. It is a well regarded school and you meet lots of people in the business and learn about the industry. My favourite production I have been involved in here was The Asylum
because it was really emotionally draining and hard work but good fun and rewarding at the end of it.'