Najibah grew up in London and attended George Green’s School. Today she has secured a place at University College London (UCL) to study Arts and Sciences, getting A*A*AB. “It has been incredible to have such a focused and personal source of support that has helped me get accepted to all five of my shortlisted universities” Najibah tells us.
“I am grateful for the advice and encouragement my tutor readily offered me”
Najibah joined The Access Project in Year 10. “I was generally positive about my academic abilities, but I lacked confidence in English leading up to GCSEs. I applied for English tuition as I thought I would benefit from some extra support in achieving the exceptional grades I was aiming for.”
For Najibah, all through GCSEs and A levels, the support from her tutors has helped her regain confidence and make progress in English and Maths. “Coming into Year 12, I became very nervous about A level Maths, so I got a tutor for that subject. With my tutor’s support, I started to really enjoy Maths again. I developed problem-solving skills that ultimately produced my ‘A’ grade. I am grateful for the advice and encouragement my tutor readily offered me about applying to university and jobs.”
“It has been incredible to have such a focused and personal source of support”
“The university-related support I have received from my UAOs has been invaluable,” Najibah continues. “They helped me every step of the way, from shortlisting my universities to editing my personal statement, to finally planning for my life at university.”
Today Najibah has secured a place at UCL to study Arts and Sciences, and she is over the moon. “I have many academic interests, and so wanted to study a course that would allow me to pursue them all. I chose Arts and Sciences at UCL as my firm choice, as its structure was the most flexible and varied, as well as due to its location and prestige.”
Najibah is passionate about learning, and is considering pursuing a career in teaching. “At the moment, I am keeping my options open, though some career paths I have thought about are teaching and midwifery. I hope that I will find the disciplines I really like on my course, and then possibly pursue these via further study or as a career.”