Georgina Lee (pictured on the right alongside classmate and fellow aspiring Engineer Jess) was spoilt for choice when choosing her A Levels after scoring 8A*s and a 9 and not dropping a mark in her Geography GCSE exams.
But with her sights set firmly on a career in engineering, or in numbers as an actuary, Georgina knew the subjects she would be taking at A Level would be Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics.
“Teachers at school have encouraged me to do engineering and helped me prepare for the Arkwright scholarship exam and selection process which I’m so pleased to be involved with. They have been so supportive so too of my swimming as I compete and train with Chester le Street swim club at a national level.”
Georgina is a national swimmer and can’t wait to get back in the pool to train in September.
“I pared back my swimming to concentrate on my exams but the swimming helped with time management, focus and discipline – as well as concentration. I’ll be back in the pool in the autumn.
“I’m also delighted to have been awarded an Arkwright scholarship and have already been lucky to get great work experience with Cundall Engineering and with Fairhurst. My long term goal is to study engineering at Oxford or Cambridge, or in Princeton in the United States.”
Georgina’s more immediate plans were to pick up her Dad from the airport on his return from Russia where he works as an engineer in Kazakhstan and to celebrate her results.