All A*s for Ben and a place at Cambridge
Ben Barker, an Academic Scholar who left the Royal Hospital School this summer did not drop a single grade in his recent A Level examinations. With three A*s in History, English Literature and Geography, Ben will be going to Trinity College, Cambridge this September to study Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic.
Ben joined the Royal Hospital School from Stutton Primary in Year 7. He has always had a passion for medieval history and chose the unique 3-year course because of its distinctive combination of history, literature and language in one subject.
The course in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic (ASNC) is not available in this combination at any other university in the world. It is designed for studying the languages, literature and history of peoples who inhabited the British Isles and Scandinavia in the early Middle Ages.
Ben said "I was very anxious in the run up to results day as I needed to achieve A*AA to secure my place at Cambridge. I am delighted that I more than met the requirements but it gets a bit exhausting explaining to people what I will be studying and why! I haven't decided exactly what I want to do after university – I was just attracted to the interesting course and studying at Cambridge".