Adam King, a former student at Siddal Moor recently qualified as a Doctor, gaining a degree in MBChB from the University of Liverpool.
Adam was a student at Siddal Moor from 2003 - 2008 and left school with 10 GCSE’s at A grade. Adam then went on to study A Levels at Holy Cross College in Bury where he achieved 2 A*s in Biology and Psychology and an A in Chemistry and General Studies.
Adam said, “studying medicine may sound like a tough course but it was very rewarding and I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to get into medicine. During my time at university, I worked at local hospitals in and around Liverpool, in lots of different departments and I have even delivered babies whilst completing my training.”
Adam has recently been appointed Junior Doctor at Whiston Hospital in Liverpool and will work across all departments for 2 years, during this time he will decide which area of medicine he will specialise in. At the moment the forerunners are Accident and Emergency Medicine or Anaesthetics. Last summer Adam volunteered at a Hospital in St Lucia in the Eastern Caribbean where he worked in the Maternity Unit.
Adams’ most memorable moments at Siddal Moor was the trip he went on with the History Department to Normandy, playing in assemblies and shows with the Steel Band and a PGL trip taken in Year 11, where he remembers “screaming like a girl” on the giant swing, this is also remembered fondly by Miss Hart who said it was a sight and sound to behold and of course his GCSE results day.