How I did it!
Sixth formers share their stories of perseverance and resilience:
Becoming a member of the Senior Student Team
Hi! My name is Elizabeth and I’m part of the senior student team. I never thought I would make it onto the team, but decided to apply anyway as I thought it would be a great experience. Public speaking was one of my biggest fears, and it nearly put me off applying, but I decided to push myself and go for it. Now, public speaking is not so scary, and I’m so glad I went for it, as it feels like a great achievement, and I know I would have regretted it if I hadn’t.
My advice is: Don’t fear the unknown and just go for it!
Taking a new subject at A-level
Having not taken GCSE Drama, I made the (scary!) decision to take A-level Drama and in my first lesson I was genuinely terrified of performing and speaking in front of people. However, within the first month of doing practical, I felt so much more confident because of the support and friendship from both my class and teachers who were always there when I doubted myself. I worked hard to keep all my notes up to date and ensuring that I knew all the terminology that everyone else had learnt at GCSE but it was only after my first practical performance that I realised how far I’d come in the year, and that my hard work to become an A-level drama student had paid off.
My advice would be: Talk to your teachers if you're concerned about anything and don’t be too hard on yourself – you won’t be an A* student in your first lesson so just keep working hard and enjoying it 😊
Joining Sixth Form having been Home Educated
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