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News: Petru tells us about learning in lockdown

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Last week we heard from A Level Physics lecturer, Steve Goodings, about how he and his colleagues are adapting during lockdown. Now we’re finding out about the experiences of one of his students.

Petru-Mihai Craciun, 16, is studying A Level Physics, alongside Maths and Computer Science. He’s hoping to progress to the University of Cambridge, which he says is helping him stay focussed whilst at home.

Remote learning has been challenging at times, but my teachers have all been really supportive, and they’re always available if I have any questions or need any help understanding something. 

I’m hoping to study Computer Science at Cambridge, and to one day become a Professor or Researcher. I have to stay focussed each day to keep on track, but I don’t have a really strict daily routine; some days I do ten hours straight, but others I’ll do maybe four. I’ve found that it’s important to be flexible and not be too hard on yourself if you have an off day. 

One thing I’ve been doing from home is some of the practice entrance exams for Cambridge – one for engineering and another for Maths and that’s been useful. My teachers are also doing live lectures, which have worked well. 

I’m looking forward to returning to College when we’re able to, but for now, I’m trying my best, and keeping positive. 

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  • 1st June 2020 (9:00 AM)
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