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Michael

How and why did you decide which subjects to study?

I chose my subjects because I enjoy writing essays and I like the way the skills you learn from studying each one really complement each other. They were also the subjects that interested me most and where I found the course content most intriguing. English was also an obvious choice because I’d already decided I wanted to study it at university.

What have you enjoyed/are you enjoying most about your courses?

Each of my subjects has had its own highlights: I’ve enjoyed learning about the rise and crash of the British Empire in History and analysing the stories of The Great Gatsby and Othello in English; doing Latin has meant I could learn about Ancient Rome and civilisation, and in Law it’s been really interesting learning more about the Laws enforced.

Tell us about any College activities you’ve been involved in outside lessons i.e. sports teams, shows, clubs and activities, DofE etc. What have you got out of them?

I’ve been involved in Creative Writing Club, which has helped my writing and honed my skills in English. I also attended a History Club, where we discussed different arguments in History, such as how much of History is fact and how much is fantasy.

What are your plans for the future?

I plan on going to De Montfort University to study English at degree level. After that I hope to either become an English teacher or to be involved in story writing, whether this be a novel or writing for a film or TV show.

Michael, 2020

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