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Daniel

Previous School:

St Bede's

How and why did you decide which subjects to study?

I think the most important reason for picking subjects is how much you enjoy them because learning difficult content is much easier when you have a keen interest. Physics and Maths were my favourite subjects, so that’s what I went with.

How did you find the move from school to College?

Because of the number of students here, it’s easy to find people with similar interests to you, especially in your classes. The teachers are very friendly as well which helps you feel comfortable and settled.

What have you enjoyed/are you enjoying most about your courses?

I enjoy how you go so much more in depth than at GCSE, as well as the variety of topics you learn. It’s also been really interesting looking at the same topic from two different perspectives, such as mechanics in Maths and Physics. Some things we’ve learnt, like decision or differential equations in Maths, have practical applications which makes the subject more relatable.

Tell us about any College activities you’ve been involved in outside lessons i.e. sports teams, shows, clubs and activities, DofE etc. What have you got out of them?

I joined the lunchtime badminton club which was a great way to meet some new faces as well as meet up with mates while having a bit of fun.

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

Definitely the resources and staff. The teachers are really passionate about what they teach and really go the extra mile – setting up revision sessions, sitting down and explaining missed content or hosting drop-in sessions – to help you do well. Having study places like the Individual Learning Centre to concentrate in means I can get through a lot of my work whilst I’m at College.

Daniel, 2020

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