I’ve always thought I would apply to Oxford, even when I was really young. Although, I remember speaking to one of my teachers at school who said I shouldn’t apply there because I wouldn’t get in. Then I came to Brock and everyone was so encouraging, telling me: “Yes, you can get in”. I don’t think I would have even applied if I hadn’t been told it was possible.
A Level History, Politics and Sociology
Offer from the University of Oxford to study History and Politics
What made you choose to study at Brock?
“I chose Brock mainly because I thought it was really friendly college. I also liked the fact it’s known for being a good college and has a really good atmosphere where you constantly feel like you’re supported.”
What was your background before you decided to come to college?
“I came to college straight from school. I went to Oasis Academy at Lord’s Hill, which is quite different to Brock.”
What made you choose your progression path?
“I chose this path because I really enjoy History and Politics, and I think it’s important to follow something you really enjoy learning about and are passionate about.”
What were your highlights while attending Brock?
“Definitely the teachers. I get along really well with my teachers and I’ve always felt like I can talk to them and go to them for support. With A Levels, for example, my History teacher always goes the extra mile to assist me with my learning.”
Have you taken up any opportunities since studying at the College? In what ways did they help your development?
“I’ve done the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification). I think that, in particular, will help me at University because it has taught me how to reference correctly, which is an important skill.”
Why did you apply to study at the University of Oxford?
“Well, I knew I wanted to study History and I thought there’s no better place to study History than at Oxford, which is a place full of history. I’ve always thought I would apply there, even when I was really young. Although, I remember speaking to one of my teachers at school who said I shouldn’t apply there because I wouldn’t get in. Then I came to Brock and everyone was so encouraging, telling me: “Yes, you can get in.”. I don’t think I would have even applied if I hadn’t been told it was possible.”
How did Brock support you in the process of applying to Oxford?
“My Personal Tutor Ellen Rawson has really helped me. She’s always really interested in my progress and is constantly asking me how I’m getting on with the application process and things like that.”
What are your long-term career goals?
“I think I want to go into investigative journalism, like Panorama style journalism. I think it would be very interesting.”