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Box Hill

Why did you choose Reigate?

Having studied at Box Hill School for five years, I really felt ready for a change. I also liked the fact the College was much closer to home and easier to get to. 

How would you describe the atmosphere at College?

Everybody is kind, it’s really sociable and there’s a culture of respect. 

How easy was it to fit in?

Coming to the induction days over the summer before I started really helped with the transition into College life; I met old friends I hadn’t seen since primary school. It might seem daunting as the College is big, but it’s so easy making friends. 

Have you been on any interesting trips?

The highlight of the Geography course has been the field trip to the Azores. The volcanic landscape was stunning and visiting the geothermal power plant and the pineapple and tea plantations helped bring the concepts we study in class to life. 

What do you like most about studying at College?

I love the independence and the freedom to manage my own time. Living nearby means when my lessons are over I can go home and get on with my work. Reigate town is also a perfect setting for the College, spending lunchtimes in the park or browsing the shops is a bonus. 

What are your plans for the future?

I want to study Human Geography and hope to go to either Newcastle or Liverpool University. After university my ambition is to train to be a commercial airline pilot as I love travelling. James, 2017

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