KING’S Ely Sixth Form leaver, Freddie Bowles, is off to the University of Edinburgh after achieving the A Level grades he needed.

Freddie, 18, achieved an A* in Drama and Theatre, an A in Classical Civilisation, and a B in History. His chosen degree is Middle Eastern Studies with Arabic.

To say that Freddie has been at King’s for a while would be a slight understatement – he joined us as a toddler in King’s Ely Acremont Nursery!

Freddie said: “I am really pleased with my results and also relieved. Preparing for University is quite a daunting feeling, but also an exciting one. I’ve chosen to study Middle Eastern Studies with Arabic as I did my History coursework on The Crusades and did a lot of reading about Saladin, all of which I found really interesting. I’m not 100% sure what I want to do career wise yet, but perhaps working for the Foreign Office or in Journalism would be pretty cool.”

Like the majority of King’s students do, Freddie has really taken advantage of everything the school has to offer, including boarding, House Competitions and events, and lots of co-curricular activities. He has been a familiar face in lots of school productions, including Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease and Made in Dagenham, to name just a few. He has also been a star on the sports field, representing the school in Rugby, Hockey and more.

Freddie said: “I’ve been here my entire school life so I’m really sad to be leaving. I’m going to miss so much about King’s – the people, the environment, the atmosphere. It’s been an experience like no other. There is so much on offer at King’s and over the years I have tried out and got involved with as much as possible. The support here is incredible – even during the pandemic and lockdowns, we have all been so well supported.”

Congratulations Freddie, good luck in Edinburgh and keep in touch!

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