In which year group did you join King’s Ely?
I joined King’s Ely Acremont in Reception.
What GCSE grades did you achieve this summer (2019)?
Three grade 9s, two grade 8s, three grade 7s and two grade 6s.
Were you pleased with your results?
I was very pleased with my results; they were better than I expected! I managed to get above my mock grades in most subjects, which shows that my hard work and the support from my teachers in after school sessions paid off.
Were you well supported by your teachers in the lead up to your exams?
Yes I was, particularly in the subjects that I struggled most with, which were Maths and Spanish. Sessions were always provided when I needed them and I am extremely grateful for the extra help that I received.
Why have you chosen to stay at King’s Ely Sixth Form, and what are you most looking forward to?
I have chosen to stay at King’s Ely because of the community here and the support that you get, both from teachers and from being in a House system. I am most looking forward to being a part of that same community in the Sixth Form.
What A Level subjects are you going to be studying and, if you know this yet, what sort of career are you hoping to pursue?
I’m going to be studying History, English Literature, Psychology and Philosophy. I am still unsure of a career path, but I would like to pursue a job that involves debates and discussions as that is something that I really enjoy. Possibly a lawyer!
What extra-curricular and enrichment activities are/have you been involved with at King’s Ely, and how do you feel this enhances your experience of school?
I have been in the first team for Hockey and Cricket, as well as being a member of the School Orchestra by playing my cello. I think groups like these really help you to build confidence as you learn about how working in a team can support you and others around you. I have also made friends in different year groups through the Orchestra or Sports teams as you all bond through the shared enjoyment of one activity.
In what way do you think King’s Ely is different to other schools?
I think the sense of community here is certainly one of the main benefits as everyone feels really included. Not only this, but I feel as though King’s Ely has the best support system, whether you need help with school or you need some advice with a problem. I feel as though both the teachers and the House system support you. King’s Ely provides you with a lot more than just an education.