Brilliant Burnley student Ishaq wins place at top London university

It was As across the board for Burnley teenager Ishaq Akbar at A'level results day yesterday.

Friday, 17th August 2018, 1:30 pm
Updated Friday, 17th August 2018, 1:35 pm
The bright lights of London are beckoning Ishaq Ikbar who is planning to study Maths at University College.

Nelson and Colne College student Ishaq achieved A* and two As in Maths, Further Maths and


Ishaq (18) is progressing on to University College London to study Mathematics.

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A former student of Sir John Thursby Community College, Ishaq experienced the buzz of working in the capital when he enjoyed two weeks working at J P Morgan bank in the heart of London’s financial centre.

Ishaq was able to access the work experience placement through the Social Mobility Foundation.

He said: "It was an amazing experience and really useful for me looking to go into a finance

related career.

“I want to go to University College London to experience more of life in the city, and because it is a Russell Group university which was always going to be key in my decision.”