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School: Peterhouse School, Zimbabwe
Studied: Cambridge International A & AS Levels in Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English Language
Went on to: A degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada
To keep his university and career options open, Tom Stubbs decided to study for Cambridge International AS & A Levels in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and English Language at Peterhouse School in Zimbabwe.
‘I wanted as broad a spectrum of study as possible,’ he said, ‘and these are subjects which allow you to go into almost any field of university study. They were also in line with my possible plan to study engineering – and in fact I’m now in my last year of a mechanical engineering degree, and it’s been great.’
Tom’s Cambridge International AS & A Levels not only helped guide his choice of degree, but also resulted in more than one university offer. He accepted a place at the University of Saskatchewan, in Canada.
‘In my opinion, Cambridge International has given me an advantage throughout my degree course – the Cambridge International A Level syllabuses covered each subject in depth and have remained relevant throughout my degree,’ he said.
‘As my university course progressed, the soft skills I learnt with Cambridge have also become increasingly valuable, such as my study technique and strong work ethic, something you need in order to thrive within the Cambridge programme. As a result, I think I have performed better at university and I would strongly recommend Cambridge qualifications to anyone who is interested in studying engineering.’
In my opinion, Cambridge International qualifications have given me an advantage throughout my degree course.
Now nearing the end of his university career, what are Tom’s future plans? ‘After graduation I hope to remain in Canada and gain hands-on experience of the agricultural and mining industry,’ he said. ‘I then want to return home to Zimbabwe and help rebuild our industry and economy.’
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