What do you like most about College?

I like the wide range of courses and the depth of learning you go into at A Level – plus the brilliant clubs and activities and greater independence you have. It sets you up for the transition to university. 

What’s the social life like at College?

It’s quite different to school. There are so many activities to get involved with. I joined the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award Programme and the College Dance Club. Performing Bhangra at the Hot Feet dance show was fun. At the start of term everyone’s new and in the same boat, so it’s really easy to make new friends. 

How have you found the DofE Programme?

Taking part in the DofE Gold has been an amazing adventure. It’s really helped build my self-confidence and team skills. The summer expedition to Snowdonia, North Wales involved four days and three nights trekking and camping across rugged terrain. Battling the heat and midges was testing, but the scenery was breath-taking and the experience was worth it for the sense of achievement. 

What are your plans for the future?

I plan to take a Gap year teaching skiing in Canada and then go to university to do English and Film Studies. 

Millie, 2016

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