Why did you choose to come to The Bulmershe School?
I joined the Bulmershe school because I liked the local area and when I visited the school, the teachers were really lovely. I also really liked the facilities such as the leisure centre as well as the canteen!
How has The Bulmershe School inspired you to strive for your aspirations and dreams?
All of my teachers have provided me with the pros and cons of studying their subject, and have prioritised what they think I will excel in best, rather than pushing their subject forward for the sake of it. I have picked up all of my passions, skills and even learnt my weaknesses through the subjects I’ve picked at A-Level and without my teachers, I wouldn’t know what career path I’d want to follow.
How do you feel the co-curricular (extra-curricular clubs, trips, opportunities) experience at The Bulmershe School has benefited you?
I feel as though the co-curricular opportunities at Bulmershe have fed into my passions perhaps more than the actual subjects would have. Although I usually am not interested in outdoor activities, I decided to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh expedition when I was in year 12. I had the time of my life and made so many new friends.
What would you say is your favourite moment so far in your time at The Bulmershe School?
My favourite moment perhaps was progressing into my A-Level years, because although these are significantly harder than any other academic years I have experienced, I feel much more confident and independent in myself as a person and feel that I can study subjects I enjoy, so am much more determined to excel in them!
What is your favourite subject and why?
All three of my subjects (History, English Literature + Language and Media) have taught me an array of skills, however, I would have to say that Media is my favourite subject because I like the concept of interpretations and portrayals of topics within the media. I also find that through the media, conversation between people flows naturally as there are so many things to discuss. It has definitely made me branch out in terms of what I read, watch or enjoy for leisure because I’ve studied it or discussed it with other students in my lessons.
What advice would you give to a student about to join The Bulmershe School?
Don’t be afraid to socialise with as many people as you can and just remember, that everyone around you is probably as shy and nervous about making new friends as you are! I would also advise trying new activities, clubs, leadership roles - not only to widen your social circle, but also broaden your own horizons and perspectives on life.