How and why did you decide which subjects to study?

I spent a long time going back and forth between subjects, and I just couldn’t make up my mind, but I always knew I was going to take English. I settled on my other choices because they complemented each other well in terms of content and skills.

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

I was on the Aspire Programme, which was useful for helping me think about what to do after College. It also made me excited about studying at a higher level.

Doing the DofE Gold Award was great as well – for getting to meet new people and really challenging myself.

Through the English course I got to do additional things, like going on a trip to the Globe Theatre and doing a workshop with a published author.

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

I really like the sense of independence you have here. I’ve started to feel like an adult because you’re not treated like secondary school students. It’s good practice for university.

What’s your plan for when you leave College?

I plan to study English at Exeter University because the course there looks great and offers a year studying abroad, which I’m hoping to take in Japan. After that, I’d like to work in a job that involves reading or writing, like journalism or publishing.

Finlay, 2023

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