Why did you choose Reigate College?

I chose Reigate College, as I wanted to take my A Levels in a place I knew would give me the independence and freedom I needed to prepare for university, as well as allow me to have the flexibility I needed to balance my other interests such as Athletics and Rugby.

How did you decide which subjects to study?

I’ve known for a while that I want to pursue a career in Journalism, so English Literature and Media Studies seemed like natural choices. I’ve always had a passion for Athletics, so doing Physical Education at A Level was a good choice for me.

How did you find the move from school to College?

I was a bit apprehensive at first coming from a secondary school that was completely different to Reigate College, but after a couple of weeks I found I settled in quite well, as everyone was very welcoming and friendly.

What have you enjoyed most about your courses?

I’ve enjoyed the subject content and the emphasis on independent working, as I’ve learnt you definitely get out, what you put into your courses.

How have you found the teaching and support staff?

The College has a very good support system, for anyone who needs extra help, and the teachers are always on hand to help or answer your questions.

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

I’ve been involved in numerous extra-curricular activities including the Women’s Rugby Team and Young Reporters Scheme.

One of the activities I’ve particularly enjoyed has been the Springpod virtual work experience platform that the College promoted.  It gave me a very in-depth and valuable insight into Journalism, the career pathway I hope to pursue in the future.

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

I like that we are given the freedom and responsibility to decide how we tackle our work and learning, for example deciding when and where we want to independently study when we are not in lessons.

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

I think Reigate College is a good place to be a student, because the learning environment is completely different to school, with the emphasis on you taking charge of your learning, which prepares you really well for both university and work.

What are your plans for the future?

I have had offers from all my choices including Sheffield to study Journalism, and Loughborough to study Media and Communications. Although I’m uncertain as to what university I plan on going to, I know I would eventually like to pursue a career in Journalism, specifically Broadcast and/or Sports Journalism.

Kyra, 2022

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