How and why did you decide which subjects to study?

I’ve always wanted to be a Pilot or Engineer for Formula One cars, so Physics, Maths and Further Maths are pretty essential. I chose Classics purely out of interest, as I had always enjoyed ancient myths.

How did you find the move from school to College?

I found the transition remarkably smooth.

What have you enjoyed most about your courses?

I particularly enjoyed the trip to the Royal Observatory and Planetarium for Physics and the trip to the British Museum for Classics. I’ve enjoyed the study of ancient sites like the Acropolis and also finding out about the stars and planets.

How have you found the teaching and support staff?

The support given, when I’ve asked for it, has been great. All members of staff are really friendly and have been fantastic to learn with.

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

I completed my Gold DofE Award at College, which was a fantastic experience, as I got to travel down to Dartmoor and Wales with a great group of mates, and had a brilliant time doing it. It was organised really well and was a very enjoyable experience.

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

I love the freedom and independence we’re given. We’re expected to work and perform well, but are given specific areas of the site to relax in and time in our timetables to make use of the clubs and activities on offer.

What are your plans for the future?

Through the Aspire Programme at College, I researched universities and courses that would be suitable preparation for becoming an Engineer or Pilot. This was really useful, as it pushed me towards selecting Aeronautical Engineering at Loughborough University.

Aspire also provided me with information on how to get the most out of my time at College and what I could do to help myself be successful.

I hope to one day be a Formula One Designer and work with experienced professionals in a top level racing team.

Stan, 2022

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