Which exam results are you most proud of and why?
I am most proud of my A* in IGCSE Global Perspectives. It was a rough ride, as I knew I didn’t get the grade I wanted in mocks and so I worked even harder to revise for an exam that was difficult to prepare for. It was a matter of figuring out each of my weaknesses and working out exactly how to get to where I wanted to be. As a whole, I’m proud of all of my IGCSE results.
What would you love to do in the future once you've graduated and why?
I’m not entirely sure about where I want to go for university, but one thing I’m certain of is that I’d love to go back to Tanzania to volunteer again. After going last year, I’ve realized how important sustainable development is. It inspired me as the trip showed me that as an individual, I am able to make improvements to the world, too.
Describe a situation where you've found something at school difficult and had to push yourself to overcome it. How did BSG support you?
In March of Year 12, there was a period of stress for me as I had a lot of things going on, including production, SLC meetings and revision for my AS Levels. It was a really busy time for the SLC as we were organizing a climate strike, no electricity day and happiness day. I felt like I couldn’t juggle everything that was going on, but the Secondary Senior Leadership Team guided us to ease that pressure and balance our responsibilities with study.
Tell us about a time when you've had to make a big decision.
Figuring out what subjects I wanted to study at university was a big challenge. My A-Level subjects are diverse, and I did this so I could keep my options open. They certainly did, but it’s a decision that will determine a lot about your future and I needed to think everything through. I struggled a lot in trying to find out what path I was going to take.
I considered film studies, environmental sciences, international relations, and finally came to the conclusion of Media and Communications. It has been a long journey - from drawing out mind maps and doing research to figure it all out!
How do you think you have changed and grown as a person at BSG since you joined?
I've become very well rounded, as BSG provides opportunities to try out new things such as forming a band, production, sports competitions and charity events. BSG has all the opportunities to let you thrive and experiment in a comfortable environment and it’s something that has made me feel like I’ve had the chance to reach out and try all the new things I’ve wanted to.
Which teachers have made learning enjoyable and how?
Ms. Giles made History lessons unpredictable — there were new activities every lesson that helped you revise in different ways. Mr. Yu adds a creative aspect to Modern Foreign Languages, which is nothing like I’ve ever seen before. I have a sketchbook dedicated to research projects in French, and I often have to make poster boards like I used to do in GCSE Art. I feel comfortable with the fact that he the specifications well and the precise ways to achieve top marks.
What do you think makes BSG a special school?
It's small, tight-knit, and that means we grow together as a community. I have been at BSG for 8 years. We are all very accepting, have a positive energy, and we all look out for each other. Being a part of the Rhinos is amazing!