Rachel (pictured third from left celebrating with classmates) said:
“My A levels are a bit of a rogue choice – but I’ve wanted to do architecture for as long as I can remember. It started when I was 5 when I was obsessed with drawing houses. It was my mum who suggested that I should be an architect and
I have not looked back.
“Architecture is the perfect mix of science and art and after two lots of work experience in architectural practices I knew it was for me.
The exam process has not been without its drama.
“I was terrified that Physics hadn’t gone well with the new course we had no idea of grade boundaries and the 3 exam papers were very tough. The first 2 papers were do-able but 3rdpaper was a real shock. Thankfully I got the A I needed so am delighted.”
Rachel has no plans to do any more fundraising as her head has been firmly in her books but she has bought herself a pair of clippers and keeps her hair closely cropped. Months after the fund raising event, people are still donating to the Plan UK cause.