A-level results are music to Sam’s ears


ELECTRONIC music producer Sam Berson is syncing his flourishing career in pop with three years at university after picking up his A-level results from the The Grammar School at Leeds.

Sam, of Alwoodley, gained As in French and business studies and a C in computing to secure a place at Liverpool University to study music.

The 18-year-old whose first two singles have been streamed almost one million times on Spotify, iTunes, YouTube and other major platforms, says he relishes the opportunity to learn more about his craft.

He will continue to release music while at university; his third single Stories is due out in September, and he has plans to pursue a career as a musician and producer.

Sam first became interested in music when he started playing jazz piano at the age of six. Three years later he became involved in Radio Jcom, where he learned about radio production.

He said: “Computing was also a passion when I was a child so when you put all of my interests together, it’s no surprise that I go into electronic music production.”

Felicity Greenfield, of Bramhope, achieved three A*s in biology, chemistry and history and will read medicine at Bristol University.

STAR QUALITY: Grammar School at Leeds’ Jewish pupils celebrate their A level results, yesterday. Back row, from left: Ben Myerson, Sam Berson, Joseph Brown, Noah Lewis, Toby Winston and Ben Silberstein. Front row: Rachel Marks, Arielle Kaufman, Felicity Greenfield and Lana Bush

Also celebrating are Lana Bush and Rachel Marks with two A*s and an A each, and Noah Lewis with two A*s and a B.

Lana, of Alwoodley, achieved A*s in biology and chemistry, plus an A in maths, while Rachel, of Scarcroft, gained A*s in maths and religious studies, with an A in economics. Noah achieved A*s in maths, further maths and a B in physics.

As well as gaining an A* in biology, A in chemistry and B in economics, Ben Silberstein also got an A* in Extended Project Qualification in nano technology in medicine. He is going to Leeds University to read medicine.

The results of the other Jewish students were: Sam Berson with As in business studies and French, and a C computing; Joseph Brown with Bs in English language and English Literature, and a C in economics; Lauren Fingret with As in geography and psychology and a B in religious studies; Sam Fisher with a D in maths and Es in biology and business studies; Alisdair Hamburg with an A in maths and Bs in biology and chemistry; Arielle Kaufman with an A* in psychology and an A in geography and a B in biology; Rachel Kempner with straight As in history, maths and religious studies; Ben Myerson with Ds in English language, psychology and religious studies; James Wayne with As in economics and geography and a B in maths; and Toby Winston with As in geography and government and politics and a B in religious studies.

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