Former King’s School student, Becca Sugden, has been awarded one of the top degrees at Cambridge University this year.Becca Sugden
Macclesfield born and bred, Becca has been awarded a First Class Degree with a Distinction, known as a starred first in Cambridge circles, in modern and medieval languages, specialising in French and Spanish.
She completed the course at Murray Edwards College and was top of her year in each of her three years even skipping her gap year overseas to accelerate her graduation.
Becca will now spend July and August working in the International Summer Schools in Cambridge before beginning a Master’s Degree in european and comparative literatures and cultures, specialising in nineteenth century literature.
The daughter of Kay and John Sugden, her father a former King’s pupil who went on to study Engineering at Cambridge and is now a governor of King’s School, Becca wants to have a career in top flight academia.
Paying tribute to the team at King’s who first inspired her love of languages. Becca said: “Special mention should go to Gill Green who taught me French during my time at the girls’ division and really helped inspire a passion for the subject, and Ian Dalgleish, who took the baton from her as I moved into the sixth form. His help and support during the application process were invaluable. I would also like to thank the pastoral team at the girls’ division and, in particular, the support of Jo Beesley.”
Becca added: “I hope to have the chance to give something back to the School. I would love to return at some point in the near future to do some mentoring work with potential Oxbridge applicants.”