YEAR 13 leaver, Jack Kember, has joined the University of Southampton to study Electrical and Electronic Engineering after achieving the A Level grades he needed this summer.

We had a quick catch-up with Jack before he started his new adventure:

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

“I joined King’s Ely Junior in Year 4.”

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

“I have joined the University of Southampton to study Electrical and Electronic Engineering Meng.”

What career path do you hope to pursue?

“I hope to be able to apply the electronics that I will learn from my course to the design of electronic systems and am currently looking for summer placements in Cambridge to get some hands-on experience before I commit myself to an exact craft within that field.”

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

“Having the option to stay late in School House made me build a very healthy balance between sports and academics. This is because the gym would be open for a couple of hours alongside after school sports practice, followed by a large balanced meal. The evening finishes with a couple more hours where all work and revision could be done with not a single minute wasted throughout the whole process.”

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

“The thing I will miss most about King’s will be the sport, especially rugby. We had a great mix of people all willing to put their all in for the results we achieved going the entire season undefeated. This followed my previous sporting season of football where I also went undefeated in my team. This meant I went a calendar year without losing a single fixture of sport at the school! This was my most enjoyable moment.”

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