Destinations

Here are just some of the destinations our students have taken last year:

  • Kinan – A*, A*, A*, A* at A-level and gains a place at Imperial College to read Medicine
  • Dan – A*, A*, A* at A-level and gains a place at Oxford to read Biochemistry
  • Amy – A, A, A at A-level and gains a place at Southampton to read Mathematics with French
  • Leo – A, A, A at A-level and gains a place at Bath to read Economics
  • Geri – D*D* (double distinction) at BTEC and gains a place at Brighton to read Midwifery
  • Ryan – D* (distinction) at BTEC and gains a place at Sussex to read Criminology

Celebrating Student Success 2018:

Kinan Wihba – A*, A*, A*, A* – gains a place at Imperial College to read Medicine
Kinan came to the UK in July 2016 as a Syrian Refugee with very little English. He had never
communicated or studied in the English language but has achieved 4 A*s and an A at AS Level
Kinan said “I am so very happy right now – I didn’t expect to do this well and am so pleased! I really want to achieve the best I can and I am so grateful for the support the college has given me. There have been so many opportunities for me here at Newman College – they have supported me with work experience and Medicine Summer School. My mum is so very proud – she always wanted a doctor in the family! I called her and she was so very happy and kept laughing. I can’t wait to start reading Medicine at Imperial College – I love London as it is so multicultural and diverse. I love the feel of Imperial College which is very prestigious and I love the course which is research-led and has patient contact in the first year. I am looking forward to celebrating with all of my college friends later.”

Jess Tsapparelli – A, A, A – gains a place at Birmingham to read Biomedical Science Alisha Tsapparelli – A, A, B – gains a place at Birmingham to read History and Political
Sciences
Twin sisters, Jess and Alisha, celebrate their A-level success with 5 As and a B between them
Jess, who is also Captain of the Newman Lewes Football Academy, said “I really want to go into Medicine – my course interview went really well so I had an unconditional offer. I love the city of Birmingham and love the University Campus. I will be going out with my sister and our friends later.”
Alisha said: “It’s a really good course at Birmingham and I love the city and the campus. I will be going out with my sister and our friends later.”

Dan Karadzas – A*, A*, A* – gains a place at Oxford to read Biochemistry
Dan said “I am so relieved! It was a lot of pressure but the hard work has paid off! My brother is at Oxford and I have visited him quite a few times and love the place. It is an incredible city and I can’t wait to go!”

Aaron Andrews – A*, A*, A* – taking a gap year
Aaron said “I am ecstatic! I thought I had done a lot worse so really can’t believe it! I called my mum and she was crying. I will be the first one in my family to go to University and would love to ready Chemistry but not sure where yet. I have a work placement in an Accountancy firm which I start in a few weeks and then hope to go travelling before starting University next year.”

Will Bingham – A*, A, A – gains a place at Leeds to read Civil Engineering
Will said “I really didn’t think that I had done so well and was so worried. I’ve always been interested in Engineering and love the creative side of the course. I am really looking forward to going to Leeds as I love the city and it has a nice big campus. Most of my friends have done well so we will all be going out to celebrate in Brighton later.”

Rosie Corbie – A*, A, A – gains a place at UCL to read Biology
Rosie said “I am very happy and surprised! I really wanted to be in London and UCL has a fantastic Biology course. I woke my family up to tell them first thing this morning and they are all very happy. I am really looking forward to celebrating with friends later.”

Amy Colfer – A, A, A – gains a place at Southampton to read Mathematics with French
Amy said “I am so happy! I loved Southampton and I could really see myself there so can’t wait to start! I will be the first one in my family to go to University. My mum was with me when I got the UCAS offer and she is really proud. I can’t wait to go out with my friends and celebrate in Brighton tonight.”

Leo Towers – A, A, A – gains a place at Bath to read Economics
Leo said “I can’t believe it! I was really worried about History but worked really hard and am so glad it paid off. My family are really happy for me. Bath is such a beautiful city and the University has a great reputation and is one of the best for Economics. I can’t wait to go! I am taking a gap year first to gain some work experience and go travelling.”