A TRIO of Ponteland High School students will be on their travels across Europe after getting excellent marks in their A-Levels.
Andy Lambert will be going to two countries as he will be studying French and Russian at Bristol University.
The 18-year-old achieved A* grades in English literature and general studies and As in French and German.
“I put in a lot of hard work so I’m very pleased that it paid off,” he said.
“I’m doing Russian from scratch. I wanted to try a new language with a different alphabet.
“In my third year I will get to live and work in France and Russia for a few months each, which will be a fantastic experience.”
Dominic Smith is off to France and Germany during his joint degree at Leeds University following As in five subjects — maths, French, geography, German and general studies.
He said: “It was challenging and time consuming doing five subjects, but I managed the work and exams better than I thought.
“I needed an A in French and German to get on the course and I was particularly pleased with the German grade because I got a B at AS Level and had to re-sit some of the exams.
“I initially wanted to go into law, but I really enjoyed studying languages so I have decided to continue doing them.”
Liam Michael Davies’ favoured degree option is Scandinavian studies and linguistics at Edinburgh University, otherwise he will study German and linguistics at Newcastle.
He received an A* for general studies, As in history and psychology and a B for German.
“I’m interested in how Scandinavian languages have developed and Norse mythology,” Liam said.
“If I do the Edinburgh course I will spend six months in Sweden in the third year and I’ll get to see a couple of people who I know out there. I’m very grateful to my teachers and student teacher Christian from Germany for their support.”