Studying: A-Level Art, Geography and Geology
Previous school: Sandy Upper School
Next destination: Aberystwyth University to
I chose The Bedford Sixth Form as it was somewhere new and completely different to school. I had completed a year studying Hairdressing beforehand, but realised that it wasn’t the right path for me and that I wanted to study for A-Levels instead.
I enjoyed Physical Geography at school, so it was great to be able to study both Geography and Geology at the Sixth Form, and then combine this with Art, which is obviously completely different.
My Art teacher has been fantastic. She has supported me with whatever projects I have chosen to take on and helped me to take my own ideas forward and express them in my own way. The Art rooms are really good compared to school and have plenty of resources, from computers with Photoshop to lots of different materials to experiment with.
We had the opportunity to go on a four day trip to Barcelona this year as part of the course. We visited galleries, studied some of the architecture and I used much of what I saw as inspiration for my final coursework piece.
Geology was completely new to me when I started here and although it has been a challenge, I’ve really enjoyed learning about the earth’s processes and how the planet was created. My favourite part of Geography has been globalisation, looking at how this links to current world situations.
I am looking forward to going to Aberystwyth University in September to study Geography.