KING’S Ely Sixth Form leaver, Michael O’Callaghan, is off to Durham University after achieving the A Level results he needed.
Michael, 18, achieved an A* in Economics, an A* in Geography and an A in Mathematics. His chosen degree is Geography.
Michael, who joined King’s Ely Senior in Year 10, said: “I’m not exactly sure what career path I’d like to pursue yet, but I’d like to do something to tackle climate change and sustainability within the economy.”
Speaking about his time at King’s, Michael said: “I joined School House as a boarder not knowing anyone. Both the students and staff were very friendly and accommodating – it was very easy to settle in. I went on to become a Prefect of School House, as well as Prefect of Hereward House later on and a School Prefect, which gave me a sense of responsibility and really helped guide me as I matured through the school.
“The facilities at King’s are great. I was in the gym whenever I had the opportunity and the Library was a great place to get work and revision done. There is also great flexibility within the school to pursue your own interests, for example I was a founding member of the Chess Club and the Geography Society.”
Speaking about the teaching at King’s, Michael said: “The academic support at King’s is great, especially if you want to really push yourself further than the syllabus. A special shout-out goes to the Geography Department, who helped guide myself and another student looking to study Geography at top level Universities onto the right path. I apologise for how many drafts of my personal statement they had to read! The pastoral support at King’s is great as well, especially within tutor groups.”
Michael added: “What I will miss most about King’s is the friends I have made. The ethos of the school means you grow up within a really friendly and approachable community, which is something I hope to take with me through the rest of my life.”
Congratulations Michael, good luck in Durham and keep in touch!