KING’S Ely Sixth Form leaver, Dylan Miles, is off to the University of Warwick after achieving the A Level results he needed.
Dylan, 18, achieved an A* in Politics, an A in Economics and an A in Chemistry. His chosen degree is International Management with Economics and Finance.
Dylan, who joined King’s Ely Junior in Year 5, plans to pursue a career in finance/investment/business.
Speaking about his time at King’s, Dylan said: “I was part of various Junior School Orchestras, I was in Junior School Drama productions (Tulip Touch and Arabian Nights). I did up to Grade 5 Jazz Piano, I was a part of all sports teams in both Junior and Senior School (Rugby, Cricket, Football), I represented King’s in the local Athletics Tournaments between Years 9-11 (Javelin, Discus and 800m), I completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge as well as Hill Walking Level 1, I led the winning ensemble, performing ‘Hotel California’ for the House Music Competition, and I was a Kings Scholar.”
When asked how well supported he was during his time at King’s, Dylan said: “The support I received from King’s throughout my education was second to none, which enabled me to achieve my successes at both GCSE and A Level. I am also extremely grateful for the support I received from teachers in helping deal with and mitigate the stress caused by Covid-19. I would praise all my teachers highly, however my favourite teacher would have to be Mr Newman. The support I received from Mr Newman throughout Years 9 to 13 was invaluable, not only from an academic standpoint but even more so from a personal standpoint.”
When asked what he will miss most about King’s, Dylan said: “I will definitely miss the community feel of King’s, which you hear is not always present to the same degree at bigger schools. During my time at King’s, I always enjoyed the House Competitions the most. Even if we didn’t win, competing alongside my housemates are memories that will stay with me for life.
“I think the best thing about King’s is its overall balance in all departments. Rather than focussing on just sports or academic departments, for example, King’s offers equal opportunities and support to all students to thrive. Wherever I go or whatever I do, King’s will always be a part of me. I’ve not just gained an education at King’s, but I’ve also established lifelong friendships and priceless memories.”
Congratulations Dylan, good luck at Warwick and keep in touch!