Psychology at the University of Sheffield
One of the key reasons I chose Sixth Form was the small class sizes. Being in a smaller class means that you can fully get involved in the lessons and there is more opportunity for the teacher to answer your questions and help you on a one-to-one basis if needed. Also, Rainhill High Sixth Form offered a number of different opportunities that I could get involved in. I have chosen to go onto University as I can further my knowledge in a subject which I am passionate about and this will give me the qualifications to have a career in an area which I will enjoy. Also, not only the academic side, but there are a range of opportunities such as travelling and studying abroad which I will be able to take part in too.
I have chosen to study Psychology at the University of Sheffield. This is a 3 year course in which I will study different strands of human behaviour including memory, perception, childhood development, language and human social interaction. I think all Rainhill Sixth Form Students should take advantage of all the opportunities and get involved in the enrichment activities on offer and work hard…… I have gained something from all of my subjects, but Psychology has taught me a range of skills such as extended writing which will be very useful at University.
Apprenticeship at BAE systems
The main reasons I chose Rainhill Sixth Form Centre were the smaller class sizes and the fact that I knew the teachers already which I thought would make for an easier transition to A’ levels. After doing Work Experience at BAE systems,
I knew I wanted to do an apprenticeship with them. Maths and the Sciences were very helpful in gaining this apprenticeship, but the Higher Project was an invaluable subject, especially when I was interviewed. I would advise Rainhill Sixth Form Students to keep as many pathways open to you as possible because this will give you more options later on. I think the thing I have enjoyed the most during my time here is the friendly atmosphere in the Rainhill Sixth Form Centre.