In which year group did you join King’s?
I joined King’s Ely Acremont in Year 2.
What A-Level grades did you achieve?
Geography – A, Economics – B, Maths – C.
What University/Institution are you going to and what will you be studying?
I will be studying Geography at Queen Mary University of London.
Are you going to University this year, or are you taking a gap year?
I am going to University this year.
I recently spent two weeks in Kefalonia, Greece, with fellow King’s Ely Sixth Form leaver, Will Biggs, where we helped with a turtle conservation project with Wildlife Sense, as a part of our Gold DofE Award. We helped with hatchling rescues and we surveyed beaches for turtle tracks and nests. The highlight of the trip was during a long night survey, where we walked the beach looking for nesting females. Our group saw a nesting female, Bea, lay her eggs at around 3am – I could not stop smiling! We then had to take her measurements and look for any injuries before releasing her back into the sea.
What career path do you plan on pursuing?
I am not sure yet!
What else did you participate in during your time at King’s?
I started Rowing at King’s in Year 8 and participated successfully in regional and national competitions over the years. I intend to continue Rowing at University with the Queen Mary University of London Boat Club.
I also sang in various school choirs from Year 3! I was a member of both Chapel Choir and Chamber Choir throughout Senior School. I plan to audition for the London Symphony Chorus.
Do you feel that you have been well supported at King’s?
The Learning Support Team supported me with my Dyslexia, which certainly helped me achieve academically.
What will you miss most about King’s and what did you enjoy most during your time here?
I will miss the people and the welcoming and positive environment. I will also miss all of the co-curricular opportunities, ones which enabled me to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, row in national competitions, and sing at Windsor Castle and St Paul’s Cathedral.
In what ways do you think King’s is unique or special compared to other schools?
The close-knit community, and the enthusiasm and perceptiveness from all of the teachers to personalise each student’s educational experience.
Describe King’s in three words!