I joined West Buckland Sixth Form at the beginning of Year 12 from Park Community College and am studying Biology, Chemistry and Geography. I was initially apprehensive and a little nervous about how I would settle in. I should not have worried, as I had an assigned ‘buddy’ who guided me along my way and I was warmly welcomed by everyone and had no problems feeling at home. I came out of my first day reassured and ready for the new challenges that lay ahead.
The transition from GCSE to A-level can be quite daunting, however with the on-going help of all my teachers I have been able to make strong academic progress. I have stretched myself in the classroom and also been able to take part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities.
I have been spoilt for choice with so many opportunities and I have been keen to get involved and to make the most of it. I signed up to do my Gold Duke of Edinburgh award and was also chosen to be a member the Charities Committee. Later in the term I joined the choir and this half term I participated in STEM after school. A huge highlight was performing in Guys and Dolls at the Queen’s Theatre. My love of sports has seen me join the first team for netball and I have been able to take advantage of the brilliant gym facilities.
Despite having only joined West Buckland a few months ago, I already feel like part of the family.