Sixth Form College

Anxhela Gradeci,

Anxhela Gradeci

Studied: A Levels in Chemistry, Biology, English Literature and Maths

Destination: UCL to study medicine

Anxhela came to the UK as a refugee from Albania and says the move – as a result of political unrest in her home country – meant she was behind her peers for years.

However, after studying at the Sixth Form College she achieved two A*s and two A’s in her A-Levels, and is now studying medicine at UCL. After university Anxhela wants to work in the field of medical research.

She said: “I feel very satisfied because I know I worked hard for these grades and they haven’t just been given to me.

“The cultural and language barrier was really hard at first and I didn’t really start to catch up until I was in secondary school. It does make it much more satisfying and I think it just shows that here, in England, as long as you work hard, the grades you get will reflect that hard work.”