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A Level Results: Westwood College in Leek - More from the students

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: August 14, 2014

  • Kimberley Butterworth

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Shan Preece, aged 18, of Cheddleton, obtained a B in biology, B in psychology and A in geography and is going to study bio-medical science at Lancaster University.

She said: “After my degree I’m hoping to do further study such as a PHD with the potential of finding a specialising in haematology of cancer research.

“I needed two As and a B for my conditional offer from the university, which was my first choice, so I’m over the moon.

“I was really nervous but when the university emailed me about the offer I didn’t care.

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“I’m going on September 26 and before I go I’m going to Amsterdam for five days and then just working at Alton Towers.”

Tom Brindley, aged 18, of Cheddleton, obtained B in PE, B in psychology and B in biology and is going to study sport and exercise science at Liverpool John Moores University.

He said: “I’m hoping to find a job in the professional sporting world, either football, rugby or cricket, to become a performance analyst or strength and conditioning.

“Until I go on September 21 I’m trying to keep as fit as possible by playing football with Leek Town Reserves and I’ll be working at The Ashes in Endon.

“I can’t wait to start now, I’m really happy that all the stress is over and I got what I needed.” 

Kimberley Butterworth, aged 18, of Davenport Close, Leek, obtained B in English literature, A in history, A in psychology and B in Spanish and is going to study English literature at the University of York.

She said: “I’m hoping to become a high school teacher in the future, which I’ve always wanted to do.

“I didn’t quite get the results I expected and I needed an A in English Literature, but luckily the university accepted me anyway.

“I’ll be going to York in late September so I‘ve got a few weeks beforehand and will mostly be working at Alton Towers and sorting things out for when I go.

“I’m really looking forward to it and I’m so glad that I’ve got the place I wanted.”

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