Pantea Hassannia studied the one-year A-level programme at Kings and is now at the University of Surrey (#23) studying Medical Engineering. She talked to us about how Kings helped her get there.

Why did you decide on the subject you are studying?

I’m currently studying Medical Engineering, and the reason I chose this subject is because it’s the perfect middle ground between medicine and engineering, which are subjects that have been the most fascinating to me ever since I was old enough to consider my plans for my future.

How are you finding university life so far?

I have to say that it’s already much more enjoyable than I ever expected it to be, and it’s quite different than what I had expected it to be.

I definitely do love it here; I have to say it’s very different from my time at Kings. It’s a much larger environment than what you’d experience at Kings, but the social experience you get in Kings helps a lot when you’re trying to meet new people in university.

"The social experience you get in Kings helps a lot when you're trying to meet new people in university."

How have your studies at Kings helped you so far?

I would say the Physics I learned at Kings has been the most useful to me so far, as it has made understanding lectures much easier. Kings’ Mathematics also helped build a good foundation for my current lectures.

What do you miss most about Kings?

I have to say the thing I miss the most would be the people at Kings, because everyone was so kind and helpful all the time.

What would you say to anyone who is considering taking the one-Year A-level programme at Kings?

It’s definitely going to be a challenge so make sure to space out your studies and consistently do them but also be careful not to overwork yourself. If you’re confident that you can do it, the hard work will be worth the time you’ll save.

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