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Bethan

Subjects

Biology, Geography, Psychology

Why did you apply to King Ed’s?

I went to a nearby school that didn’t have a sixth form, so I knew I had to look elsewhere. When deciding between a traditional sixth form and King Ed’s, I found I wanted more independence. I also thought it would stand me in a better position when moving on to university as a result of the increased freedom you are given.

 

What have you enjoyed about your studies at King Ed’s?

I have enjoyed being part of the Aspire programme which enables you to explore parts of the curriculum in more depth, through lectures, debating and just informative emails. The programme also opened up the possibility of Oxbridge to me. I have been able to question whether this is right for me through a series of events and mentoring.

 

What are your progression plans after college?

I am currently applying to the University of Oxford to study Experimental Psychology

 

Do you have any tips for success for potential students?

Use your free time wisely. As much as it may seem tempting to sit in McDonald’s, your Year 13 self will not like you for doing it! People say A-Levels are tough (which is true) but if you put in the work from day one you can make them a lot more straightforward for yourself. If you make flash cards, notes and checklists from the get go, you’re already guaranteeing yourself a better grade.