Thursday, 16th August 2018
HIGH achievers at Emmanuel College in Gateshead have celebrated family firsts
HIGH achievers at
Ryan Cunningham and Faye Effard are the first generation from each of their families to go on to higher education.
Faye, 18, of Gateshead, who achieved an A* and two A grades in English literature, biology and religious studies and will read philosophy at
“It still hasn’t sunk in - when I saw my successful application online this morning I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t tell anyone just in case it was a mistake, then when I did call my mam she just screamed down the phone.
“The thought of being the first in my family to go to university is amazing, but to be offered a place at
Ryan, 18, of Wickham, will study English at
“My family was chuffed when I went into the sixth form, never mind getting a place at
“I hadn’t even thought about applying until we went on a school trip at the end of Year 11 and it made me realise that I really wanted to go there. It’s been a lot of hard work but its all been worth it.”
Ryan and Faye will be joined at
Victoria, whose older brother Alexander is also at
“I like maths and physics so studying engineering seemed to make sense,” said
“I’ve visited my brother in
Other top performing students included: Dawid Adamowicz, who gained an A* and three As to read computer science at
Farmina Ahmed, with one A* and two As, and Sabina Iqbal, with three As, will read medicine at Newcastle University alongside Zaira Sattar, whose three As secured a place to study dentistry and Hasan Imitaz, who will also study medicine, at Edinburgh, with to A*s and an A.
“Overall, we have much to be thankful for. Many of our students have a place on a course that they are excited about and that will enable them to flourish in the future.”