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Year 12 students to attend summer schools at prestigious universities

Two Year 12 students are looking forward to attending summer camps at two of the country’s top universities.

TCA’s Careers Leader Mrs Read informed students about the opportunities on offer at universities over the summer holidays, prompting Naomi Pleasants and Krystyna Sanecka to apply.

Naomi was accepted to attend a maths summer school at the University of Cambridge. Naomi, who is studying A level maths, further maths and history, will spend a week at Fitzwilliam College, where she is looking forward to the challenge of studying maths at university level.

Naomi is hoping to go on to study maths when she leaves TCA, and is considering applying to the University of St Andrew’s and the University of York.

Krystyna will spend five days at summer school at the University of Exeter, taking a course entitled Biosciences: Life – The Weird and Wonderful. Her time on the summer camp will include taster lectures, sessions with some of the university’s different societies and workshops on UCAS applications and employability skills.

Krystyna is studying A levels in chemistry, biology, psychology and Polish. She would like to study neuroscience at university.

She said: “I think it will give me a good experience of university life because university is very different to Sixth Form. It will also provide evidence for my university applications that I can work at that level.

“I have wanted to study neuroscience since I was 13 when I went to a university with my aunt, who was doing a PhD in psychology. Earlier this year I went to a master class at the University of Cambridge on neuroscience and physiology.”