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The road to Cambridge

In 2015, Carlos Purves (2016) applied to study Computer Science at Jesus College. At the end of his first term, he shares his experiences in this University film.

Carlos attended Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College in North Tyneside along with friend Mark Bal. He and Mark both achieved A*A*A* to secure their places at Jesus College. Mark and Carlos attended outreach residential events at Jesus College before making their applications.  

At the time, Carlos said: “I was shocked but completely delighted when I received my results. There really is no secret to getting the grades you need for university, hard work and perseverance will help you to succeed. My time at Queen Alex has fully prepared me for this moment, the teaching is excellent and the support you receive is incredible. Being accepted at Cambridge was a wonderful feeling; from an early age I have always been interested in computing, I began coding at the age of nine and my interest continued to expand.”

Find out more about applying to Jesus College.

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