In which year group did you join King’s?
I joined King’s in Year 3, aged 7, which was eleven years ago! I joined to become an Ely Cathedral Chorister, following in my big brother’s footsteps. I did that for five years.
What A-Level grades did you achieve?
I took English Literature, Drama and Theatre, and Art Photography. I managed to achieve an A* grade in all three subjects.
What University/Institution are you going to and what will you be studying?
I am off to Manchester School of Theatre to study Acting. I am so excited to be going to Drama School, it is a dream come true. I feel very lucky to have got in as it is very competitive. There are less than 30 students at the school, but thousands apply and audition.
Are you going to University this year, or are you taking a gap year?
I start in early September 2023.
What career path do you plan on pursuing?
The plan is to try and become an Actor. It is a difficult life to pursue, I know that, but I am so pleased to have made the first big step in pursuing this dream by getting into Drama School.
What else did you participate in during your time at King’s?
After being a Chorister, I relished the opportunity to get into the school plays and musicals, and discovered my love for Drama. I have played the trombone for years so I have always loved being in the various bands, ensembles and orchestras that playing an instrument can allow you to join. Aside from the solo and duet singing opportunities that I have always enjoyed, I am so proud to have been a part of the incredible school choirs and singing groups led by Mr Porter-Thaw and Mr North, getting to tour in India, Belgium, and Italy (and St Paul’s and Windsor Chapel)! This year, I have enjoyed being the Drama Prefect and the Head of the King’s Barbers (the barbershop a cappella group), which meant I could really engage with the Music and Drama Departments equally, and share my love for Drama and Music alike to the younger years down through the school. It was really cool getting to see my Photography artwork displayed in a couple of art galleries this year – getting to see our academic work appreciated in a more extra-curricular light felt really special.
Do you feel that you have been well supported at King’s?
I definitely think one of the best things about King’s is the support we all get. Teachers get to know you here, and without a doubt they are there for each of us all the time. There is a handful of teachers who have known me for nearly 16 years now, and there is something very important about being taught by people that know who you are, and how you learn.
What will you miss most about King’s and what did you enjoy most during your time here?
It does not sound particularly ‘cool’ but I think I will miss the kind of environment of King’s. I have always felt able to think and learn and enjoy my time at school because the place just always looks pretty amazing.
In what ways do you think King’s is unique or special compared to other schools?
There is something for everyone, academic and extra-curricular. You would struggle to find something that is not on offer at King’s.
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