Annabelle Pointer

Annabelle Pointer

It wasn’t until I arrived at Brock College that I realised I wanted to be a secondary school physics teacher.


A Level Maths, Music and Physics

What made you choose Brock?

It had a very friendly and chilled-out atmosphere, and I instantly preferred it to the other colleges I looked around.

What extra opportunities have you taken while studying at Brock?

I took clarinet and piano lessons, which helped me with my Music A Level. I also took Astronomy GCSE in my second year, which helped with my Physics A Level and was very enjoyable.

How do you feel now about your subjects?

I always really liked it in Physics when my teacher would tell us about the origins of equations in terms of their application because it gave a practical context for the maths I was learning. It also made me remember the equations more.

What have been your highlights or best experiences while attending Brock?

The physics trip to CERN in Switzerland was my highlight. It was really cool to look around another country and to visit the biggest facility for particle physics research in the world.

Are there any members of staff you feel have particularly helped you?

Tara Gadd was always really helpful. She was always happy to organise one-on-one help and made sure we had loads of revision resources to use.

What are you planning to do next?

I am planning to go to the University of Southampton to study Physics.

What are your long-term career goals?

I would like to be a secondary school Physics teacher. I always liked Physics, but it wasn’t until I arrived at college and had Alex Crutchley as a teacher that I realised it was something that I wanted to take further.