Emma Spraggon – Carmel 6th Form

Emma Spraggon

Subjects studied
Philosophy & Ethics

Why did you study these subjects?
I chose both Maths and Physics because at GCSE they came quite natural to me, I liked the idea of there being an answer to aim towards. Philosophy & Ethics was completely the opposite to this, I chose it purely because it was different as It was something I hadn’t spent the last five years doing for GCSE.

Tell us your favourite memory of your time at Carmel college sixth form
My favourite part of being at Carmel College was the community attitude. College socials with friends were always fun. I also liked how Carmel offered opportunities I wouldn’t have had the chance to do alone, for example visiting Auschwitz and meeting a holocaust survivor Ziggy with the Holocaust Educational Trust.

How did Carmel College help you prepare for the future?
For one, with my mum working there, the early starts and late finishes definitely prepared me for working hours. I feel that Carmel prepared me in particular for university, Carmel promotes an attitude of independence and responsibility which is key for being successful.

Where are you now?
After Carmel College I went to study for a Maths Masters degree at Lancaster University. After this I secured a graduate placement for RSM UK (formerly Baker Tilly) in Newcastle as an Auditor. I am currently working towards becoming a chartered accountant (ACA) and should be exam qualified by December 2016.