Thursday, 15th August 2019
STUDENTS are preparing for the next chapter of their lives
STUDENTS are preparing for the next chapter of their lives in the company of the world’s best brains after securing exceptional results at a North-East college.
Innovative design company Dyson, global engineering firm Jacobs and the universities of
Almost 80 per cent of the college’s mathematicians obtained A*-B results with more than 60 per cent of A level results at either A* or A grade, in an outstanding display of academic prowess.
The 18-year-old, of Darlington, will study an engineering degree at
After a rigours selection procedures including aptitude tests, dissecting a Dyson hairdryer and being grilled by engineers, he secured one of just 44 apprenticeships nationally from 850 applicants.
“They asked me who had inspired me to want to be an engineer,” he said. “I suppose saying James Dyson would have been a good answer but I said my parents who are both engineers. I am really excited to be working with Dyson and can’t wait to start on September 1.”
Four A*s were more than enough for one of the country’s best mathematicians Laura Bradby to secure a place at Trinity College, Oxford University.
The 18-year-old, of Brompton-on-Swale, near Richmond, has had a passion for maths all her life and has taken part in the prestigious British Mathematics Olympiad on several occasions, while also being selected for summer camps by the UK Maths Trust.
“I’m thrilled with my grades and so excited about going to
“I came to
Classmates Rebecca Roberts and Katie Rotherham have both opted for degree level apprenticeships with leading engineering company Jacobs, which designs large scale structures such as power stations and bridges around the globe.
Emma Patrick, who gained A*s in art, maths and physics, hopes to use her talents to design a visual aid to learning for physics.
“It is great that the students and staff are able to celebrate not just the fantastic grades but also that they are going onto their first choice destinations. We have students heading off to