Macclesfield students secure Cambridge offers

A trio of talented young scientists from Macclesfield will be heading to the one of the world’s great universities if they make their grades in this summer’s A-level examinations.

All three King’s pupils come from Macclesfield, all study science related subjects and all hope to be travelling down to Cambridge University in September after receiving top offers this week.

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Pictured (from the left) are King’s School Captain, Kieran Cullen, 17, Joshua Howdle, 17, and Aisling Day, 17. 

Kieran said: “To read Medicine has been a long-standing dream of mine. I would love to be involved in cutting-edge science and to help patients.” A member of the King’s Choir, Kieran was also a national award winner in the Model United Nations debating competition.

Joshua Howdle, 17, has an offer of two A*s and an A to read Chemical Engineering via Engineering and says the subject appeals because “It opens up a vast range of challenging options and I want to have an interesting career, hopefully as a freelance chemical engineer.” Joshua was team leader on King’s award-winning Engineering Education Scheme project.

King’s School’s Vice Captain, Aisling Day, 17, has an offer of two A*s and two As to read Chemical Engineering via Natural Sciences, and says she chose the course because “I want to apply pure science to practical problems.” A brilliant musician, Aisling has Grade 8 in Piano and Cello, which she plays is the Halle Youth Orchestra.

The Principal of King’s Sixth Form, Richard Davies, said: “These young people have been given offers in some of the most competitive subjects at one of the world’s most demanding academic institutions. They are clearly very bright and hard-working, but also great fun to work with and make a huge contribution to our Sixth Form community. We are very proud of their achievement.”

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