# Education

### School

I left Ringwood School with the following GCSEs

- A* Mathematics (a year early)
- A* Physics
- A* Chemistry
- A* French
- A German
- A Spanish
- A Biology
- A Geography
- A Design & Technology - Electronic Products
- B English Language [Speaking and listening grade A*]
- B English Literature

### Sixth Form (College)

I left Ringwood Sixth Form with the following qualifications (note that an AS-level is exactly half of an A-level):

- A A-level Mathematics
- A A-level Further Mathematics
- A A-level Physics
- A AS-level Information Technology

### University

I graduated from Southampton University with a **BSc in Mathematics with
Physics** on 23rd of July 2007. My degree’s grade was a First, and I
also acheived the **School Applied Prize** - i.e. I got the highest
grade in applied mathematics at Southampton Uni this year (an average of
83.2%). Here is a list of my grades (all courses worth 15 “CAT points”
unless otherwise stated):

First year - does not count towards degree (average: 77.54% - 1

^{st}class degree standard)- 76% MATH1019 - Calculus & Maple
- 75% MATH1020 - Calculus & Differential Equations
- 76% MATH1021 - Algebra & Proof
- 88% MATH1022 - Algebra & Maple
- 74% MATH1023 - Geometry I
- 81% MATH1024 - Intro Probability & Stats
- 67% (worth 10 CAT points) PHYS1011 - Wave, Light and Quanta
- 85% (worth 10 CAT points) PHYS1015 - Motion and Relativity
- 77% (worth 5 CAT points) PHYS1018 - Physics Skills 1
- 70% (worth 5 CAT points) PHYS1020 - Physics Skills 2

Second year - counts 40% of degree (average: 83.25% - 1

^{st}class degree standard)- 82% MATH2002 - Complex Variable Theory
- 82% MATH2003 - Group Theory
- 85% MATH2008 - Intro to Applied Maths
- 80% MATH2009 - Vector Calculus & Apps
- 84% MATH2038 - Diff Equat & Applications
- 95% MATH2039 - Analysis & Approximation
- 71% PHYS2003 - Quantum Physics
- 87% PHYS2023 - Wave Physics

Third (and final) year - counts 60% of degree (average: 83.1% - 1

^{st}class degree standard)- 79% MATH3032 - Communicating and Researching Mathematics (see a project I did here)
- 84% MATH3006 - Relativity, Black Holes and Cosmology
- 87% MATH2037 - Computer Tools for Operational Research
- 95% PHYS2006 - Classical Mechanics
- 62% MATH3001 - Rings and Fields
- 86% MATH3003 - Group Theory and Applications
- 90% MATH3005 - Fluids and Waves
- 82% PHYS3007 - Theories of Matter, Space and Time

### Other

- Feb-April 2004 -
**Distinction**in**2004 British Informatics Olympiad**at Ringwood School - Autumn 2003 - Competed an Introduction Course in Japanese Language and Culture
- 2003 - UK Senior Mathematical Challenge (2003), both
**Gold**and**Best in School**. - November 2002 - Merit in
**British Physics Olympiad**test paper