Cambridge University admits 67 students from poor backgrounds who got better than expected A-levels

Kaan Evcimen, a student at City & Islington College, would be going to Trinity Hall to begin his studies of Natural Sciences, expressed joyfully: “Getting into Cambridge was simply a dream, which is now somehow reality--- I'm super grateful for the opportunity and I'm excited to get started with studying the subject I love at the best university in the world.”

Nikodem Czarlinski, upon receiving 4 A*s in Maths, Further Maths, Physics, and Chemistry, would be going to study Engineering at Trinity College after The Priory Academy LSST in Lincoln. He said: “My parents have always supported me and they taught me the value of hard work. Adjustment felt like a second chance and I kept the possibility in the back of my mind right through my exams. My family and my teachers were all very happy when I told them I’d got a place to study at Cambridge.”

After achieving 4 A*, as the first pupil from Whitley Academy in Coventry to study at Cambridge, Katie Yuan would be at Murray Edwards College. “I didn't tell my parents that I might be able to get a place through Adjustment, and I only told one of my teachers, so everyone was so surprised. Adjustment is a fantastic idea: it opens up the door for lots of people from lots of backgrounds. Cambridge is the best place in the world to study and I'm so happy I'm not going to miss out on that opportunity.”

The Four-A* students all agreed that they were enthusiastic reader of Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time. One of them added: “I thought if this man got inspired this way by being at Cambridge, I want to be inspired there too.”