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Alex

How did you decide which subjects to study?

Of my subjects, the only one I’d done at GCSE was Classics, which I really liked so I knew I wanted to continue with it.  I thought I’d enjoy both Sociology and Law, which is so important at A level.

How did you find the move from school to College?

I knew quite a lot of people who were coming from different schools and was definitely ready for the change so it was fine.  There are plenty of students who don’t know anyone when they start – but there are events to help you settle in and get to know new people. .

Tell us about any College activities you’ve been involved in outside lessons.

During the Lower sixth I played hockey for the College team and I’ve played Netball in the Upper Sixth.  Playing in sports teams is a great way to meet new people, especially as there’s a mix of different year groups within the teams. Doing sport also gives you a good break from academic work.

What do you think makes Reigate College good place to be a student?

The fact that you’re treated so much more like an adult than you would be at a school sixth form prepares you better for either university or work.  Learning to be more independent is such an important skill for life in general.

What are your plans for the future?

I’m going to university in September to study Sociology and Criminology and will hopefully do a year abroad as part of my degree.

Alex, 2020

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