Previous School: Waldegrave School

Studied: BTEC Media Production | English Language | Photography

Extension study: Debating (Year 1), EPQ (Year 2)

“I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else.”

​​Esher Sixth Form College is a hub for creativity and everyone I’ve met has been friendly and supportive! The College is by nature a very social place and actively brings students together from a vast range of backgrounds. The opportunities here extend beyond the classroom both socially and academically. For students thinking of coming to Esher - although it seems daunting to go somewhere so new - everyone is in the same boat and extremely friendly. All the teachers and support staff want you to succeed. I’m so glad I chose Esher for my studies, because I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else! 

My courses: Being able to study a mixture of A Levels and BTEC subjects helped me keep my options open when I was unsure of my next steps. Each department has been outstanding with their teaching and support both in and out of the classroom. The English department hold weekly clinics for both language and literature, where we review topics we’ve been working on. The Media department have a range of resources on the portal, which have assisted my learning and improved my practical skills while the Photography department make it a priority to keep engaged with the students, providing oneto-one feedback and ensuring each student feels acknowledged and valued in the lessons. 

Best bits: The two Learning Resource Centres. They have helpful and well-informed staff, who are always there to assist me with my studies. 

After Esher, I want to study journalism at City, University of London. Esher has been imperative in my decision-making process, with my tutor providing realistic and informative recommendations.