How and why did you decide which subjects to study?

I chose to study Spanish because I wanted to learn more about the rich cultures of the Hispanic speaking countries. Knowing another language opens so many doors, not just in terms of employment but also with respect to travelling.

Spanish has nicely complemented my other subjects. I’ve been able to apply the analytical skills I’ve learnt in English to the study of the movie and play that we do on the Spanish course, and studying Classical Civilisation has allowed me to understand how the Latin routed dialect began.

Tell us about any College Enrichment activities you’ve been involved in

As the President of the Students’ Union, I’ve had the chance to be the mouthpiece for students and have helped push through improvements, by sharing ideas with senior staff and governors.

Being involved in the SU allows you to create lots of new friendships. We’ve also been able to raise funds for a range of charities.

Having been part of the Women’s Rugby team, the Debating Club and ‘Cross-College Play’, has helped me build my confidence, public speaking and team-work skills.

What’s your plan for when you leave College?

I’m planning on studying Classical Civilization at the University of Glasgow. With the help of my Spanish A Level I’d like to travel around South America and explore its rich culture and further expand my comprehension and love of the language.

Amanda, 2023

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