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Carmen - A Levels (History, Media Studies, Photography)

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I felt free to be creative and learn independently but my teachers kept me focussed and on track.

Carmen - A Levels -

Carmen is getting her A Level results in summer 2020. She plans to go into teaching in the future, and has an offer to study Primary Education at Nottingham Trent University.

How does High Pavement Sixth Form compare to school?

For me, it’s very different from a school environment. There is lots of independent learning which is great, and it helped me to figure out who I am as a person.

High Pavement sparked my interest in learning again and made me excited about achieving and succeeding. The location is great for me too.”

What are the staff like?

My teachers were all really amazing. They were clear about my goals and pushed me to do my best.

There’s that feeling of mutual respect between the teachers and students and I think that brought out the best in me.

There’s a really good balance between independent learning and support. I felt free to be creative and learn independently but my teachers kept me focussed and on track.”

What is it about teaching that attracted you?

I love the idea of teaching, especially primary school-aged children, as they are so curious.

I want to be like the teachers I’ve been describing at High Pavement - by helping to inspire them so that they can reach their full potential.”