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Student of the Week

Hok Wong
Hok Wong
Hok, who lives in East Finchley, came to Woodhouse from St Aloysius College.
 
He is currently studying maths, physics, chemistry and biology - having achieved four fantastic A grades across all of his subjects last year.
 
"I'm hoping to study engineering at Cambridge University and am completing my application at the moment. Lisa Fry and Principal John Rubinstein have been helping me with my personal statement.
 
I'm really interested in aeronautics and rocket science and would love to work in that industry. I guess it's just a dream job - but I'd love to work at NASA."
 
And with those grades why wouldn't he aspire to Cambridge... and beyond!
 
But that's not the end of Hoks story. We are featuring him today as he has been involved in something rather special this summer.
 
"I was born and raised for the first half of my life in Macau..." (Macau - officially known as the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China since 1999 - was once a Portugese colony, situated next to Hong Kong. With an estimated population of around 636,200 living in an area of 30.3 km2 (11.6 sq mi), it is the most densely populated region in the world.)
 
"I still spend a lot of time every summer in Macau. When I was very young I learnt to swim there and aged nine and ten swam in competitions.
 
When we moved to the UK, I continued my swimming and up until my GCSEs was training every day and swam with Camden Swiss Cottage Swimming Club.
 
Back in Macau the swimming coaches know me from when I was young, and when I was back there in the summer they picked me to swim on the National team as they know I have a pretty fast backstroke.
 
And so, at the end of August, I ended up swimming in the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Singapore, competing in the 50m and 100m Backstroke for under 18s.
 
Against world class competition, I wasn't expected to win - and didn't - but it was a great experience taking part in such a big event.
 
My coaches may ask me to swim again next year but for now I'm concentrating on my A levels and uni applications and will just train a couple of times a week."
 
Hok also has a grade 6 in Piano and plays a bit of cello but his music studies are also on hold for his A2s.
 
"I just play piano for fun at the moment.
 
In year 11 I heard that Woodhouse was a very prestigious college and hard to get into. I came to the open day and everyone was so friendly that I really want to come here and am glad I did because I really like it here. The teachers know their subjects very well and are always ready to help with stuff."
 
We wish Hok the best of luck with his future studies. With such a polite and pleasant demeanour, coupled with his obvious drive and ambition, we are sure he will go far. And if he gets a job at NASA - he may go very far indeed!
07 November 2017
Zosia Melanczuk
Zosia Melanczuk
07 November 2017
Abi Boja
Abi Boja
07 November 2017
Yuhong Wang
Yuhong Wang
07 November 2017
Jack Halkyard
Jack Halkyard
07 November 2017
Cheyenne Jaudad Schwarz
Cheyenne Jaudad Schwarz
07 November 2017
Callum  Helcke
Callum Helcke
07 November 2017
Olivia Emin
Olivia Emin
07 November 2017
Rosie Copp
Rosie Copp
07 November 2017
Tagbo Egwuonwu
Tagbo Egwuonwu
07 November 2017
Ross Kelly
Ross Kelly
07 November 2017
Issy Darlington
Issy Darlington
07 November 2017
Charlie Corke
Charlie Corke
07 November 2017
Lewis  Dunn
Lewis Dunn
07 November 2017
Orli Vogt-Vincent
Orli Vogt-Vincent
07 November 2017
Tasheeka Wilson
Tasheeka Wilson
07 November 2017
Christiana Ajai
Christiana Ajai
07 November 2017
Chandan Varsani
Chandan Varsani
07 November 2017
Liz Maltseva
Liz Maltseva
07 November 2017
Daisy Corder
Daisy Corder
07 November 2017
Amelia Pellegrino-White
Amelia Pellegrino-White
07 November 2017
Ishmael Tikly
Ishmael Tikly
07 November 2017
Jay Montgomery-Johnson
Jay Montgomery-Johnson
07 November 2017
Cosob Awil
Cosob Awil
07 November 2017
Melissa Dieter
Melissa Dieter
07 November 2017
Joseph Lawrence
Joseph Lawrence
07 November 2017
Nnenna Egele
Nnenna Egele
06 November 2017
Sharleen Ollivier
Sharleen Ollivier
12 September 2017
Joe Bloggs
Joe Bloggs
12 November 2015
Luca Sinnott
Luca Sinnott
28 October 2015
Keziah Doudy-Yepmo
Keziah Doudy-Yepmo
08 October 2015
Pemi Arowojolu
Pemi Arowojolu
01 October 2015
Summer Rivers
Summer Rivers
17 September 2015
Hok Wong
Hok Wong
10 September 2015
Jenni Luckit
Jenni Luckit
25 June 2015
Kira Collins
Kira Collins
11 June 2015
Lola May
Lola May
15 May 2015
Tal Stone
Tal Stone
06 May 2015
Biran Aygun
Biran Aygun
30 April 2015
Karis Fuller
Karis Fuller
23 April 2015
Demitri Evangelou
Demitri Evangelou
16 April 2015
Louis Allen
Louis Allen
26 March 2015
Yoey Pang
Yoey Pang
19 March 2015
Abi Mills
Abi Mills
12 March 2015
Albion Thaqi
Albion Thaqi
05 March 2015
Alba Farruku
Alba Farruku
26 February 2015
Annabelle Bhurton
Annabelle Bhurton
19 February 2015
Yousif Alawoad
Yousif Alawoad
12 February 2015
Holly Redshaw
Holly Redshaw
05 February 2015
Veronica Beecham
Veronica Beecham
07 November 2017
Zosia Melanczuk
Zosia Melanczuk
07 November 2017
Abi Boja
Abi Boja
07 November 2017
Yuhong Wang
Yuhong Wang
07 November 2017
Jack Halkyard
Jack Halkyard
07 November 2017
Cheyenne Jaudad Schwarz
Cheyenne Jaudad Schwarz
07 November 2017
Callum  Helcke
Callum Helcke
07 November 2017
Olivia Emin
Olivia Emin
07 November 2017
Rosie Copp
Rosie Copp
07 November 2017
Tagbo Egwuonwu
Tagbo Egwuonwu
07 November 2017
Ross Kelly
Ross Kelly
07 November 2017
Issy Darlington
Issy Darlington
07 November 2017
Charlie Corke
Charlie Corke
07 November 2017
Lewis  Dunn
Lewis Dunn
07 November 2017
Orli Vogt-Vincent
Orli Vogt-Vincent
07 November 2017
Tasheeka Wilson
Tasheeka Wilson
07 November 2017
Christiana Ajai
Christiana Ajai
07 November 2017
Chandan Varsani
Chandan Varsani
07 November 2017
Liz Maltseva
Liz Maltseva
07 November 2017
Daisy Corder
Daisy Corder
07 November 2017
Amelia Pellegrino-White
Amelia Pellegrino-White
07 November 2017
Ishmael Tikly
Ishmael Tikly
07 November 2017
Jay Montgomery-Johnson
Jay Montgomery-Johnson
07 November 2017
Cosob Awil
Cosob Awil
07 November 2017
Melissa Dieter
Melissa Dieter
07 November 2017
Joseph Lawrence
Joseph Lawrence
07 November 2017
Nnenna Egele
Nnenna Egele
06 November 2017
Sharleen Ollivier
Sharleen Ollivier
12 September 2017
Joe Bloggs
Joe Bloggs
12 November 2015
Luca Sinnott
Luca Sinnott
28 October 2015
Keziah Doudy-Yepmo
Keziah Doudy-Yepmo
08 October 2015
Pemi Arowojolu
Pemi Arowojolu
01 October 2015
Summer Rivers
Summer Rivers
17 September 2015
Hok Wong
Hok Wong
10 September 2015
Jenni Luckit
Jenni Luckit
25 June 2015
Kira Collins
Kira Collins
11 June 2015
Lola May
Lola May
15 May 2015
Tal Stone
Tal Stone
06 May 2015
Biran Aygun
Biran Aygun
30 April 2015
Karis Fuller
Karis Fuller
23 April 2015
Demitri Evangelou
Demitri Evangelou
16 April 2015
Louis Allen
Louis Allen
26 March 2015
Yoey Pang
Yoey Pang
19 March 2015
Abi Mills
Abi Mills
12 March 2015
Albion Thaqi
Albion Thaqi
05 March 2015
Alba Farruku
Alba Farruku
26 February 2015
Annabelle Bhurton
Annabelle Bhurton
19 February 2015
Yousif Alawoad
Yousif Alawoad
12 February 2015
Holly Redshaw
Holly Redshaw
05 February 2015
Veronica Beecham
Veronica Beecham