YEAR 13 leaver, India Thomas, is off to the University of Exeter after achieving the A Level grades she needed this summer.
We had a quick catch up with India before she starts her new adventure:
India, in which year group did you join King’s Ely?
“I joined King’s in Nursery 2.”
Which University/Institution are you going to and what will you be studying?
“I am off to Exeter University to study International Relations with Modern Languages.”
What career path do you hope to pursue?
“I hope to pursue a career either within the Government/Civil Service or representing businesses abroad, where I am able to use my languages and travel for work. Following University, I would love to live and work abroad for a while (ideally Spain, France or Italy) to gain experience and immerse myself in the language and culture of the country.”
How do you think King’s Ely prepared you for University life?
“Throughout my time at King’s I have always been encouraged to think independently, which has helped me to develop a more open and enquiring mindset. I have been given many opportunities at King’s, such as becoming an Ely Scheme Instructor and participating in two Erasmus programmes, which have helped me to gain confidence and work effectively in a team. The constant support from staff has helped me to achieve what I needed to get into my first choice University and they have been key in inspiring me to continue learning, thinking and questioning.”
What will you miss most about King’s Ely and what did you enjoy most during your time here?
“The King’s community is second to none and I will certainly miss the positive atmosphere of the school. Having been at King’s most of my life it is hard to say what I will miss most: the extra-curricular opportunities, the hymn singing, the people. I most enjoyed the Sixth Form, where we were given independence and responsibilities. Finally, we are all so fortunate to be at a school where the teachers care about every individual and push them to achieve their full potential – that is certainly something I am most grateful for.”