YEAR 13 leaver, Yizhang Li, is off to University College London after achieving the A Level grades he needed this summer.
We had a quick catch up with Yizhang before he starts his new adventure:
Yizhang, in which year group did you join King’s Ely?
“I joined King’s in Year 12 for Sixth Form. It was my first time studying and living abroad.”
Which University/Institution are you going to and what will you be studying?
“I will be studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at University College London.”
What career path do you hope to pursue?
“I think the beauty of my degree is that it’s so dynamic and versatile that it could lead to many different career paths. I will probably just enjoy the three years ahead and see where it takes me.”
How do you think King’s Ely prepared you for University life?
“The entire King’s community has been really supportive of me. I have received help from all departments, both inside and outside the classroom. This really shaped my academic understanding of my subjects and nurtured my interest in my current program. We also had lots of extracurricular opportunities like the Maths Challenge and tours to Parliament. My boarding house was a place where I saw my independence grow as well. The tutors, staff and domestic team were all extremely kind to provide the best environment possible for me to take up my responsibilities and challenge myself.”
What will you miss most about King’s Ely and what did you enjoy most during your time here?
“It is such a pity that I only got to spend two years at King’s. One thing that I absolutely loved but probably won’t get at University is walking to lessons and having Ely Cathedral so close, as well as crossing the fields for Games. Ely itself is an amazing place to live. I enjoyed good chats with the staff in Hereward House, enjoyed fun with my peers after the gym, and over the weekends. There’s just so much that I will miss.”