Wednesday, 18th April 2018
STUDENTS with a social conscience are aiming to make their contribution to wider society
STUDENTS with a social conscience are aiming to make their contribution to wider society with their career choices following school.
Three girls who are studying for A levels at
Faith Bisby, 17, has an unconditional offer to read psychology at
"I'm really passionate about psychology, it's the one subject I've really connected with. I have family members, and so do many other people, with degenerative diseases and I feel that if can contribute towards helping them then I really want to do that," explained Faith, who is from Thorne.
Emily Staples, 18, is also set to read psychology when she leaves the academy in the summer after being offered a place at
Emily, of Thorne, explained: "I'm in the Access to
"I have to do an online course in preparation for university. I get support from tutors and help with revision skills and have to write a mini dissertation."
Emily is aiming for an A grade and two Bs in her psychology, English literature and history A levels to secure her place.
Christie Charnley, 18, of Hatfield Woodhouse, was unsure about her career choice but her organisational and leadership skills have taken her towards studying events management at Northumbria or Manchester, based on gaining two A grades and a B in her English literature, history and art A levels.
Christie, who completed the National Citizen Service in 2016, said: "I'm in the School Council at the academy and love getting involved in social action for charity and I'd like to do more of that. We're currently organising a tea party for local elderly residents.
"I think I'm quite creative so it will be great to be able to use that in a career where I can help others."
"Emily, Christie and Faith all have a wonderful attitude and a mindset of giving and those are exactly the qualities we hope to see in our students as they prepare to leave us and embark on the next stage of their lives."