Why did you study these subjects?
Both sciences I both enjoyed and did well in at GCSE level but they are also required for me to access the course I wish to do at university (Zoology). Philosophy was something I loved at GCSE, it interested me and I wanted to learn more at a higher level, and English I took to further my skills, building upon my high grades I achieved at GCSE. My advice, when choosing A level subjects, is to do what interests you first, look ahead for what you want to study later – ie. university course required subjects- and consider what you did best in at GCSE.
Tell us your favourite memory of your time at Carmel college sixth form
I really enjoyed the Sixth Form Retreat days in which we could get to know other students, relax and take a break from studying, whilst in a friendly, accepting environment. Carmel is very welcoming and I remember, as an external student, my move to the college was made all the easier with people’s affable attitudes and clear values which were highlighted on these days away.
How did Carmel College help you prepare for the future?
Whilst at Carmel, the level of my own independent work has significantly increased. Teachers are supporting and helpful yet nevertheless expect serious work from the student in return, perhaps much like lecturers or employers. Carmel’s careers service, leadership team and community vibe all aid a student in discovering their potential and making each individual feel valued. In regards to the future, my academic motivation and keen acceptance of new faces will benefit me come university and future employment.