Personal Statement for Newman College
Academically, I have always been very determined to achieve the best that I can possibly can and In my younger years, at primary school, my difficulties with maths meant I began to develop a sense of perseverance and determination that helped me to completely overcome the cloud of confusion surrounding the topic and I am proud to say, I still carry this with me and apply it to everything I do.
I have studied at Archbishop Temple for four and a half years now and I have definitely enjoyed my time here. I was elected by my form as Form Captain and from it I have learnt responsibility, teamwork and a sense of care towards my fellow students. This role means that I am able to voice any issues or concerns that I or my form have and I can be trusted by my peers to deal with them in a responsible and rational manner. I also currently hold a Prefect position, which shows that I am trusted to work well with other people in my school and I can use initiative when sorting a problem. I was successful in applying for a work experience placement at Preston Combined Courts and I worked there for a week and learnt about how a court functions as well as gaining an experience in a professional working environment. The placement greatly benefitted me as a person, as I had to overcome nerves and communicate with solicitors and barristers in a responsible manner, which I gained confidence from. I did develop an interest in law and so by taking two strong, academic subjects I am keeping my options open as I hope to go to university after college. I have also developed skills through other activities, such as Girl Guiding, of which I was a member of for three years, also completing my Baden Powell Award. I have participated in many charity events such as Fun runs and Pyjama day, as I believe in actively trying to help those less fortunate than ourselves. I have been part of the netball team for nearly 3 years and I have developed a love of the...
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