How and why did you decide which subjects to study?

I tried to pick a range of subjects that best cover my broad interests. It was great that no combination of subjects was off-limits, meaning that I didn’t have to choose between my passions for both sciences and languages.

What are you enjoying most about your courses?

I’m enjoying studying subjects to a much greater depth than at GCSE, especially Physics and Chemistry where the scientific theories we were told to just accept previously are now being explained in-depth and brought to life through practical work. I really feel like I’m learning the subjects themselves, not just how to pass the exams.

How have you found the teaching staff?

All my teachers are so passionate about their subjects and this makes a massive difference. They’re always willing to help and are never more than an email away, which means you’re never without help when you need it. The weekly sessions with a native Hispanic speaker have also been great in building my Spanish speaking confidence, whilst also gaining a first-hand appreciation for the culture.

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

I love the freedom the College gives you to learn in a way that suits you best; the online learning resources are brilliant and have really helped me to become more independent. It’s a big jump from secondary school but the support from the College helps make the change very manageable.

What are your plans for the future?

I plan to study a joint degree in Spanish and Economics before hopefully commencing training as a commercial airline pilot.

Efan, 2020

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