Louis came to Esher from Radnor House Twickenham and studies Fine Art, English Literature and History (Communist States in the Twentieth Century).

Louis says “I chose Esher as I wanted to meet new and different people, be open to lots of opportunities and have an experience that was more representative of real life. It’s been an exciting change. I am glad I made the move.”

Louis is planning to do an Art Foundation year after Esher and then pursue a degree in the humanities.

Extension Studies: Extension Studies – Jazz band

English 2

An example day in Louis's timetable

Student Entrance


Travel to College

Louis lives in Wimbledon and gets a direct train to Thames Ditton from home. It only takes about 20 minutes to get to College.

Easel Landscape


Period 1 - Fine Art

I loved GCSE art, so I was particularly excited to study it at A Level. I have been working hard to further to develop my skills as an artist and explore new ways of working. The studio is well-equipped, and I particularly enjoy working with acrylics, oil pastels and oil paints.

Outside Art Block



Break time and the chance to dash to the cafe and grab a snack or just chill outside in the sun for a bit.

Madeleine 02


Period 2 - Fine Art

Madeleine, my teacher, is really supportive and challenges us to push our ideas and experiment with a range of media. I am also enjoying learning about art history.



Period 3 - English Literature

I really like the texts we are studying – Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and then for a different change of pace Nervous Conditions – a coming-of-age tale by a Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga.

The workload is very manageable, especially when you have a strong interest in the subject. I’d actually like to have more essays to do.

Jazz Band


Period 4 - Jazz Band

I quickly grab something to eat from the cafe and then it’s over to the music department for Jazz Band.

I joined the Jazz band at College as my Extension Study. I play the drums and the band meets once a week. I like that I can develop my skills and we have a lot of fun too. The band is asked to perform at College events such as Opening Evening and we also take part in the monthly Open Mic at College.

LRC1 students studying


Period 5 - Private Study

I like to use the LRC for some of my independent study periods as apart from being a peaceful and quiet place to study it’s stacked with a huge number of resources. I was after a specific book recently and the LRC ordered it in for me straightaway.

New Thames Ditton Train Station Sign


Travel Home

I will usually leave College at this time to continue my study at home. I really like having the flexibility to manage my own studies and personal time.

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