Etienne

Previous School:

Reigate

How and why did you decide which subjects to study?

I knew I wanted to continue with the more essay-based subjects at College, as well as trying something new. I considered which subjects would work well together for me and what the requirements were for the types of courses I wanted to study at university, which for me was History and Politics.

How did you find the move from school to College?

It was challenging in terms of subject content, but this was ultimately a good thing as it made the lessons more interesting. The fact that the lessons at College are more discussion-based and interactive really helped me engage with the new content.

What have you enjoyed most about your courses?

I really enjoy the way all of my subjects link to current affairs, both culturally and politically. I find this has really motivated me to read and watch additional material outside of lessons.

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

I’ve been part of History Extra, the College History Discussion Group, which has improved my analytical skills and helped me engage with historical material outside of the History syllabus.

What do you like most about being a student at Reigate College?

The community spirit at College makes it a great place to be as a student: both socially and in lessons and I’ve felt supported throughout my time at College.

What are your plans for the future?

I’m hoping to go to Oxford University to study History and Politics and then follow a career in one of these disciplines.

Etienne, 2021

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