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From GCSE to university

30 June 2020

Mezan has an offer to read BSc Computer Science with Industrial Placement at the University of Exeter. He is currently studying A Levels in Biology, Mathematics and Psychology within our Sixth Form.

“I joined Westminster City School in Year 7 and then, in Year 9, started my GCSE Computing. I really enjoyed my GCSE and it was from this point onwards that I began to think about studying computer science at university!

“My interest in technology is one of the main reason why I applied to study BSc Computer Science with Industrial Placement - I like the fact that you can create computer code, from nothing, that makes something. However, I also wanted a course that provided broad career options upon graduation and I know that computer science can be applied to many different fields and to many different jobs. I’m excited about the future prospects that a computer science degree offers to me.

“It will feel strange to leave Westminster City School this summer, as I have been here for so many years and I know everyone so well. The School has truly had an enormous and positive impact on my life. However, I am looking forward to moving away from London for university. I know that it will be a big change for me but I believe it will be a good change!” 

A Russell Group university, Exeter was named Sunday Times University of the Year in 2013 and has maintained a top ten position in the National Student Survey since the survey first launched in 2005. Notable alumni include politicians Sajid Javid and Caroline Lucas, actors Vanessa Kirby and Stephen Dillane, and Harry Potter author JK Rowling.

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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