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A-Level student publishes research paper

17-year-old Andrew Dawson, who is studying Mathematics, Physics and Computing A-Levels at Sunderland Sixth Form, has had a research paper on transport published in a national journal.

He completed his paper after secured a prestigious Nuffield Research Placement, which provide students with the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.

He was placed in a research team at Newcastle University for his placement, during which time he worked with the team to conduct research and produce an academic paper on transport. His paper has now been published in the Rail Exchange Conference Journal.

Andrew also attended a regional conference and presented his work to his peers, family and academics.

Marianne Hill, Curriculum Leader for Science and Maths at Sunderland College, said:

“The Nuffield placements are an excellent way of supporting our most-able students to prepare for university. Andrew is an outstanding student in all respects; He is academically gifted and a pleasure to teach. He is a diligent and hard-working student who deserves every success.”

Andrew said:

“Contributing to an active research project, alongside professionals in their fields, has been an invaluable experience. I have developed a range of academic research skills which will support my A-Levels and university application, as well as reinforcing my interests in research as a future career.”



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