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School: Defense Authority Public School, Karachi, Pakistan
Studied: Cambridge International A Levels in maths, physics and chemistry
Went on to: employment at R&D Altanova, Pakistan
Umair Sohail had a very positive experience of Cambridge International A Levels, which he studied at the Defense Authority Public School in Karachi from 2013-14. ‘The structure of my courses (maths, physics and chemistry) and of the exams really improved my way of thinking,’ he said.
Cambridge qualifications help you develop a broad approach towards a given subject, and also teach you how to research and how to take a critical approach to analysis. I highly recommend them to anyone wanting to accelerate their professional career.
‘I covered all the basic concepts and also developed my study technique. Cambridge International A Levels represented a significant leap in complexity, but the core concepts stayed with me throughout and I also learnt how to solve problems logically, rather than just memorising facts.’
When he began his Cambridge International A Levels, Umair was intending to progress to university to study engineering. After gaining his qualifications, however, he decided to go straight into employment, joining R&D Altanova (an international technology company with offices in Pakistan) as Design Engineer for printed circuit boards.
‘I decided to delay applying to university and instead spend some time polishing my professional skills,’ he said, adding that his Cambridge International A Level studies are still proving useful. ‘I learnt how to view a situation from a 360 degree perspective, and this type of analysis is relevant to any task.’
Umair is also happy to recommend Cambridge qualifications to current students considering their future career path. ‘Cambridge qualifications help you develop a broad approach towards a given subject, and also teach you how to research and how to take a critical approach to analysis. I highly recommend them to anyone wanting to accelerate their professional career.’
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