Joined EMS: 2021
Former School: Colyton Grammar School
School Type: 11 – 18 state school
Studied in addition to Maths and Further Maths: Physics
I knew there was a high quality of teaching and I wanted to be surrounded by people smarter than me. For the first time I’ve been challenged by maths, and being around people who are also good at maths pushes me more than I think I would have pushed myself at a non-maths school.
Captaining this year’s College Basketball Academy 2nd Team. Its been really fun and challenging to lead the team and everyone gets along really well. So far we have 5 wins and 0 losses.
At the end of first year everyone went down to Exmouth for some celebrations and activities. My friends and I cycled there from Exeter and we found a really cool spot on the trail where we played football and frisbee, it was really fun.
How friendly the teachers are- there is so much support and mutual respect.
My aim is to do a degree in Astrophysics then go into research or the space exploration industry.
Do something extra in the first year- you’ll meet people at college and can find out whether other subjects interest you. I’d say it’s more difficult to start new subjects or activities in your final year.