YEAR 13 leaver, Alexander Bednarz, is off to the University of Leeds after achieving the A Level grades he needed this summer.

We had a quick catch up with Alexander before he starts his new adventure:

Alexander, in which year group did you join King’s Ely?

“I joined King’s in Year 9 in 2015.”

Which University/Institution are you going to and what will you be studying?

“I am going to the University of Leeds and I will be studying for a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.”

What career path do you hope to pursue?

“The engineering degree I have chosen is the broadest available and could potentially lead me into various industries, however my dream is to become a design engineer in a Formula 1 team. I was always fascinated by the innovation brought forward in motorsports as well as the implications of those innovations in designs of everyday road cars. It’s a passion of mine and the opportunity to work among those teams would be a dream come true.”

How do you think King’s Ely prepared you for University life?

“Living in Hereward boys’ boarding house taught me elements of independent living, as well as a moral responsibility for others around you, which are essential moving onto University. I also credit my A Level subject teachers for inspiring me about University and allowing me to reach my full potential academically. On top of this, King’s organised plenty of events throughout Sixth Form which informed us about the numerous opportunities that lie ahead in higher education and University life.”

What will you miss most about King’s Ely and what did you enjoy most during your time?

“The thing I will miss most about King’s is undoubtedly the sense of community and connection within such a large school. From the smaller communities we formed in our boarding houses to the numerous events and societies King’s has to offer, it truly feels like a place where everyone belongs. What I enjoyed most at King’s was definitely the experience of living in a boarding house for two years. Living in this environment allowed me to thrive academically, as well as meet some of my best friends.”

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