December 10 2013 Latest news:
Lizzie Dearden, Reporter
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Several Havering bright sparks booked their places at some of the most prestigious universities in the world today after getting world-class grades.
Coopers’ Company and Coborn School student George Bouverie is going on to study maths at Cambridge University after getting an A* in further maths, As in English literature and physics, and a C in Spanish.
Despite excelling in such a broad range of subjects at the school in St Mary’s Lane, Upminster, the 17-year-old said he had his heart set on studying maths at university.
He added: “I chose it because it’s interesting. I wasn’t too surprised about the results but I’m pleased I got accepted.”
George will be joined on the course by Harry Li, who did his A-levels at Havering Sixth Form College in Hornchurch.
He secured his place studying maths at Cambridge after getting A*s in maths and further maths, and As economics and physics.
At the Sacred Heart of Mary Girls’ School, in Upminster, there was also good news for head girl Rebekah Jones, whose three A*, an A and a B secured her a place at Oxford University studying history and French.
St Edward’s Sixth Form student Billy Cavell is facing a tough choice between Cambridge and America’s prestigious Yale University after getting top A-levels at the Romford school.
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