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Place at Cambridge for Wisbech scientist

Andrew Turner
Andrew Turner

A budding scientist at Wisbech Grammar School has won an offer of a place at the University of Cambridge.

Sixth form student Andrew Turner (17), who lives in Wisbech, has received a conditional offer to read natural sciences at the university’s Sidney Sussex College.

The college ranks fourth highest amongst the university’s colleges in Nobel Prizes won by alumni, and Andrew will need to achieve the required grades in his A-Levels in chemistry, physics, mathematics and further mathematics in the summer to secure the place.

Outside the classroom, Andrew has acted as the financial director for the school’s Young Enterprise company, Phoenix, which won the ‘Triumph over adversity’ prize at the Peterborough district area final.

He has also been further afield, completing an assessed gold expedition to the Lake District as he works towards the highest honour of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Last summer he joined the school’s three-week expedition to Ecuador, spending six days building a bridge in the rain forest and following in the footsteps of the naturalist, Charles Darwin, during a visit to Galapagos.

He said: “I have wanted to go to Cambridge for years and I was delighted to hear about the offer.”

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