Havering College students celebrate exam success
More Havering students are on their way to achieving their career ambitions after picking up their A-level results yesterday.
Havering College of Further And Higher Education is celebrating the success of its high-flying students at A2 and AS-level.
A* grade student Alexandra Lee is now one step closer to her goal of becoming a dentist.
Alexandra, from Grays, achieved the highest possible grades at A2 in Chemistry and Biology and has gained her place to study Dentistry at King’s College London.
The 24-year-old had initially planned on a business career but after graduating with a degree in Business from Queen Mary, University of London, she had a change of heart about her career destination.
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Alexandra said: “I love working with people and I had a bad experience with dental treatment myself which has made me want to become a dentist.
“My family were scared by my change of direction at first because I had just finished my Business degree. It was mainly my sister who encouraged me and she has been amazing.”
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A Channel Five News film crew was at the Ardleigh Green Campus to capture the excitement and emotion as students tore open the all-important results envelopes.
Lights, camera action are the calling for A2 student Rhys Chidwick, 20, from Collier Row, who is celebrating an A in Communications, a B in Sociology and a C in Media.
Rhys is heading to Oxford Brookes University to study film as his goal is to become a director.
The former All Saints Dagenham School pupil said: “Havering College has really helped me to get the grades I needed.”
Havering College principal designate Maria Thompson said: “We have some very pleasing high results and many of our students have been successful in moving on to higher education.
“University fees don’t seem to be putting young people off because they can see the benefits they can gain in the future but for those students who do have concerns, Havering College has a wide range of higher education courses, including degrees with costs up to �17,500 cheaper.”
The college will be open for information advice and guidance throughout the summer.
They will also be holding an out-of-hours service on Saturday and next Saturday August 25 from 10am to 2pm.
There will also be an extended post-result open event on Thursday, August 23rd from 12noon-8pm