YEAR 13 leaver, Emily Williams, is off to the University of Leicester after achieving the A Level grades she needed this summer.
We had a quick catch-up with Emily before she starts her new adventure:
Emily, in which year group did you join King’s Ely?
“I joined King’s Ely Junior in Year 7 in 2013.”
Which University/Institution are you going to and what will you be studying?
“I am going to the University of Leicester to study Law with Criminology.”
What career path do you hope to pursue?
“I hope to pursue a career in either international law, thanks to my Spanish, or family law. I think after my studies I will probably aim to gain work experience by joining the Civil Service or Police Force.”
How do you think King’s Ely prepared you for University life?
“I think for me, having been a boarder, I learnt early on how to live away from home and to gain independence in order to make the most out of life at school. Of course I have to mention being a member of Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir for five years and learning how to balance both school and chorister life, as well as honing the skills of time management. I also think the style of teaching at King’s, especially in Sixth Form, is mature and encourages you to be independent in your work ethic.”
What will you miss most about King’s Ely and what did you enjoy most during your time here?
“There is no doubt that I will miss the general atmosphere of the school, as well as the teachers and friends that I have made over the years as there is very much a family feel to King’s. I loved all of the opportunities available to me, such as playing hockey for the first team, visiting New York on a drama trip and singing on tour in Barcelona, as well as special concerts in London and the Cathedral. I also think that now, having left, I appreciate the length that the teachers went to in order to help and encourage me, whilst also preparing me for my future endeavours, so thank you!”