I am a year 12 student who is currently studying English Literature, RE and Psychology. I am also a Eucharistic Minister and part of the Catholic life team. I serve on the current student leadership team as one of the Head students. I previously attended St. Martin’s and joined STM for ‘A’ levels.
What advice would I give?
Firstly, as generic as it sounds, work hard! Transition from GCSE to ‘A’ level can seem incredibly daunting, especially at the beginning. However, from experience I can tell you that the staff are incredibly supportive. Make sure you ask them for help! As you progress and move on through your course, you will get there. Just stick at it, don’t get disheartened and do your best - that’s my first piece of advice!
My second piece of advice would be - Enjoy the Ride! Having come from a different school, the idea of starting sixth form was very daunting for myself. I imagine that is the case for some of you. However, the sixth form was an incredibly welcoming community. I've met many great friends and have had some fantastic experiences that have helped me in my personal development. I recommend that you take any opportunities that come your way. Although studying for your ‘A’ levels is the main objective and is important, there are so many other experiences that this community offers, and I encourage you to take advantage of them and enjoy the experience of your time here.
On a final note, Myself and others on the student leadership team are on the New intake Facebook page, so if you have any questions or worries about anything to do with sixth form, whatsoever, whether that be academic or otherwise, please feel free to find us on there and send us a message. We will be more than happy to try and help you in whatever way we can.
I look forward to meeting you soon.
St Thomas More Catholic School & Sixth Form College, Greenmoor Road, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 7EX