Meet the York College A level high flyers

Emily Brookes of York College

Amongst those receiving good news at York College today was former Huntington School pupil, Emily Brookes, who gained a distinction in her Art & Design Foundation Diploma, post-Level 3, and is now on her way to university in September to study fashion.

She said: “I’m feeling pretty accomplished. After A Levels, the distinction in my Art & Design Foundation course allows me to go on to Birmingham City University to study Fashion Design. Hopefully then I’ll move on to work within the fashion and textiles industry.”

A Level student Nicholas Farrington, 18, from York, achieved an A* in Geography and Psychology and an A in Chemistry.

“I was shocked to be honest because the results were a bit higher than my predicted grades,” he said.

“I’ve got an offer from Leicester, which I’m in a position to accept, but because I did better than expected I can also look at other options. I’m looking to study geography.”

Fellow York College student Abdul Karim, 22, described his result as a ‘life changer’ after gaining a Distinction in Level Three IT Technology. He’s now looking forward to carrying on his studies at the University of Hull.

“I feel incredible and I still can’t believe it”, said Abdul. “The first thing I did was cry. Because of these results I can now go to university – it’s a life changer.

“York College has helped me go from zero to this. I’m a little sad because I’ve had a great time at York College. Every floor means something to me and all my tutors have been great. I love it more than my home.

“I’m really excited to be going to university – now I believe I can really do something.”