Student Leadership Welcome

Tamzin Shaw – Head Girl

What are you studying ?

English Language and Literature, History and Sociology

Why did you choose those subjects?

English has always been a fascinating subject for me, as I have enjoyed it all the way from year 7 through to year 11 and so wanted to carry it onto A level. In particular I love the creative element of English and being able to use my imagination in order to put all of my ideas together into one piece. History has probably always been my favourite subject as I thoroughly enjoy learning about the various different time periods within History. Modern history is the area that I particularly take an interest in with Nazi Germany being my favourite area within modern history. From the content of the course that I have learnt so far within A level History, Russia has to be my favorite as before I had no knowledge of Russian History but learning about the ways in which Russia has grown and the dictatorship of Russia has been really fascinating to me. Finally, I chose Sociology as it was a new subject for me as I had no prior knowledge about it beforehand. Crime and Deviance has to be my favorite topic that I have learnt about so far as its extremely interesting learning about the different groups within society who commit crimes and the reasons why they do so.

What do you hope to do in the future ?

After I finish my A levels I hope to go onto university to study Law. I am currently considering studying abroad and learning about the Law within a different country for a year as part of my degree, I also feel that this will massively help me with my independence and confidence. My reason for wanting to study Law is that it is a new subject for me and the thought of being presented with various different cases on a daily basis really fascinates me. I have always enjoyed debating various different topics and so I feel that this will help me when representing my client within court if I do choose this route. Another possible career path that I am considering is going into the public sector and becoming a detective within the police force.


Gabriela Zelawska – Deputy Head Girl

What are you studying?

I’m currently studying Biology, Chemistry and Computer Science.

Why did you choose the subjects?

Biology always fascinated me because it covers so many interesting aspects of the living organisms and the way they work, for example how our bodies protect themselves from diseases or how we process food to gain energy. Chemistry is yet another subject I have enjoyed ever since primary school mostly because it’s the science of particles so small they can’t be seen with a naked eye. I always found it intriguing how such small molecules make up our world. I choose Computer Science because I liked creating new programs and learning about the way technology works from the technical side of things.

What do you hope to do in the future?

I would love to go to university to study Film Production and in the future become a film director/producer. It has always been a dream of mine, the A Levels I chose have given me a strong foundation.


Bartosz Walczak – Head Boy

What subjects are you currently studying?

I am currently studying Maths, Economics and Psychology.

Why did you choose those subjects?

I chose Maths because it has always been a subject I enjoyed, ever since primary school, it has always been my favourite subject without a shadow of a doubt, therefore I was simply ecstatic to start studying the subject in advanced detail at A-Level. Economics is a subject that was introduced to me in year 9 and since the first lesson, I knew it was a subject for me as it combines Maths with the idea of how social sciences and businesses work to maximise profits which sounded very intriguing to me and it has not let me down. Psychology is a subject that I did not know was an option at A-Level until the very last second and as I flicked through the specification, I realised that this would be something I would enjoy and find interesting at the same time.

What do you hope to do in the future?

I hope to study for a degree in Accounting and Finance at a Russell group university after completing my A-Levels. After University, I hope to take an extra 4 year course to become a chartered accountant.

Do you have any hobbies?

I have played football since the age of 9 and I still play now for my club and in general, I would say that I like to play most sports as physical exercise and health is very important to me. When I am not playing sports or doing exercise, I like to relax at home with my family or go out with my friends.


Akash Paul – Deputy Head Boy

What subjects are you currently studying?

I am currently studying Mathematics, Further Mathematics, and Chemistry.

Why did you choose those subjects?

I chose Mathematics because, at times, Mathematics can be the single most frustrating subject I have ever studied, but the satisfaction gained when solving a question, is the reason why I love it. I enjoyed Mathematics and wanted to broaden my knowledge which is why I chose Further Mathematics, the idea of exploring other Mathematical theories excited me. Chemistry is a subject that I particularly enjoyed throughout my GCSE’s, from the experiments to the general learning about chemical formulas seemed interesting and Chemistry is without a doubt a very challenging but rewarding A-level.

What do you hope to do in the future?

My plan is to study Pure Mathematics at university, which is a 3-year course, this will open doors to many career pathways including Actuary, Investment Banking and Accountancy.

Do you have any hobbies?

I have been doing Karate for 9 years, I thoroughly enjoy Karate as the experience as a whole is quite remarkable. Karate is more than just a sport, you get taught life lessons and make lifelong friends, hence why participating in Karate is the best decision I’ve ever made.