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Attenborough aspirations

10 March 2020

Ameer has an offer to read BSc Veterinary Biosciences at the University of Surrey. He is currently studying A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics within our Sixth Form.

“I have always been fascinated by the natural world around us. This interest was definitely fuelled further, as a child, by watching Sir David Attenborough’s nature programmes on TV! Given all of this, it was certainly no surprise to members of my family when I decided to apply for related studies at university.

“I joined Westminster City School back in Year 7. Since starting my A Levels in our Sixth Form, I have found my A Level Biology to be really interesting, as well as a lot of fun. I can’t wait to take all the topics that I have enjoyed as part of my A Level even further, as an undergraduate student at Surrey.

“The idea of moving outside of London for my degree is exciting, although it will be a big change for me! However, I’m looking forward to the opportunities that the University of Surrey offers, including the chance to study a subject that has fascinated me since I was a child.”

Regarded as one of the UK's leading research institutions, Surrey saw 78% of its research outputs ranked ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Named The Sunday Times University of the Year in 2016, Surrey alumni includes Olympic gold medallists, senior politicians and a number of notable persons in the arts, sport and academia.

Over 90% of our current Year 13 have applied to start university in September 2020, receiving offers across a range of courses and institutions, both in and out of London. We are exceptionally proud of our young people and, over the coming weeks, will feature many of our sixth formers talking about their exciting journey towards university.

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