Student moves to achieve lofty ambitions of joining RAF

Student moves to achieve lofty ambitions of joining RAF

14th August 2014


A HIGH flying student has moved a step closer to achieving her lofty ambitions to join the RAF.

Northallerton College student Laura Matthews achieved an A* in geography and As in biology and textiles to secure her place at Leeds University to study geography.

She celebrated with staff and students yesterday as the college recorded an overall pass rate of 99.4 per cent in this year’s A level results.

She said: “I think it will offer me a good profession and bring lots of opportunities.”

Other achievements at Northallerton College include 27 subjects with a 100 per cent pass rate, nine students from computing achieving starred distinctions and the first two starred distinctions in engineering, a new addition to the sixth form.

Quentin Cook, who only added engineering in his second year, received the starred distinction along with A* in Physics and As in mathematics, chemistry and further mathematics.

Quentin will be studying physics at Lancaster University but said: “I might now go into engineering after doing physics, it’s a possibility.”

Executive principal Mick Hill said he was particularly pleased with achievements across the board but delighted all twelve students studying for the diploma in child care achieved either A or B grades.

He added: “We are delighted that our students have received results which reflect their hard work over two years and wish them the very best for the future, as they go on to university and employment. The vast majority are now certain to be accepted at their first choice universities.”

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