Queen Bea flies through NCEA
Former Tawa College student Bea Wooding was quietly delighted with her efforts after she opened the letter containing her NCEA results.
Wooding passed level 3 with flying colours and finished her final year with a staggering 138 excellence credits.
Reflecting on her years at college, the 18-year-old said she had been confident that with hard work and study she would pass.
Wooding is now studying for a bachelor of science at Victoria University, majoring in maths and physics.
She also takes a couple of phil- osophy papers just because she can.
‘‘People tell me it’s an interesting mix, but I’m just so interested in everything. I also think it would be cool to one day be an astronaut, or a historian,’’ she said.
Wooding’s success does not stop there.
While she was still at school she also earned a scholarship for statistics and history.
Her NCEA level 1 and 2 results were similar to those from last year.
‘‘Uni is a bit different, but it’s all the same – you have to work hard to get the results and that’s what I plan to do.
‘‘At the moment study really interests me, but that’s not to say I don’t have a social life or spare time to read.’’
Wooding said she was happy with how well she did last year.
‘‘I am proud of where it has led me.’’
She said she planned to continue studying, and eventually do a post-graduate degree.
She hoped to go on an exchange to Britain.
Tawa College principal Murray Lucas said the school’s level 3 results were the highest his students had achieved over the past five years by some margin.
He said all results were above the national average, which was ‘‘most encouraging’’.