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Jonny Littlewood, Biology Alumnus (2009-2011)

Read about Jonny Littlewood who talks about his gap year, university and his time at Hills Road

Jonny Littlewood - UEA graduate
Jonny Littlewood - UEA graduate

"During my time at Hills I did A-Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Maths.

After completing my A-Levels I had a gap year prior to university, working as a lifeguard in between travelling to Australia and volunteering in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

I studied Physiotherapy at the University of East Anglia and graduated in 2015. After graduating I started work as a Band 5 Physiotherapist at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

Being accepted by the best state sixth form in the country was a bit of a shock to me and it was even more of a shock when I actually began studying. I found it initially difficult to settle in and get the hang of the concepts in my lessons. I found it even harder to do well in the mock exams. After a lot of hard work, support for my dyslexia and some of the best teachers - that I am still in contact with today - I was able to drive myself forward and this has really helped me achieve my degree. Two teachers from Chemistry and Biology especially, understood me and supported me via various lunch time surgeries and I ended up exceeding expectations in my results."

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