Hooman Hamzavizarghani

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Top A level grades for Hooman

From poor attendance at school to three top A level grades at The Manchester College, Hooman has turned his luck around with dedication and a lot of hard work.

Before moving to Manchester, Hooman’s attendance was poor at his school in Iran. It wasn’t until he started playing basketball that he turned himself around. He says:

I really enjoyed basketball and started to spend about six hours a day playing it. I soon became really good and realised that if I put time into something I could become good at it.

He adopted this as his work ethic and decided to start studying again. Hooman’s hard work and positive view of the future helped him to A*s in maths and further maths and an A in accounting.

His focus and hard work ethic didn’t stop in the classroom. He scooped three awards at this year’s National Maths Challenge, organised by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust, including highest mark in the school year, highest mark amongst The Manchester College entrants and a Gold certificate. The Gold award is given to the highest scoring 6-7% of entrants. Hooman is proud to have also won the same three awards last year. Hooman said:

My maths teacher arranged our entry in to the challenge. It is optional, but I thought it would be good for my personal statement. I revised by completing past papers. I strongly believe that if you work for something you can achieve anything.

The future looks bright for Hooman. He has accepted a place at Durham University to study for a degree in maths and plans to go on to study for a masters and PHD. His career goal is to become a professor. It’s going to be an amazing journey.

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